Fibromyalgia Treatment Protocol

Fibromyalgia Treatment

This past weekend I was in San Antonio, Texas for an acupuncture seminar; I learned an amazing fibromyalgia treatment protocol.  The information presented was packed with fascinating, evidence based treatment strategies to enhance my current acupuncture practice.   Consequently, I am excited to implement the strategies I learned, because I can help the fibro population that suffers with pain, fatigue, digestive problems and poor sleep at a much deeper level.

Eight Overlapping Causes and Stages

Andrew Miles, DOM explained why fibro patients don’t get better with Western medicine treatments.  Sometimes patients will feel great for a short period of time, but they suddenly relapse or feel even worse than before the treatment. Evidently, this is because there are eight overlapping causes which are all not treated with Western medicine.  While, this does not happen with the eight stage protocol, because all causes are addressed.  He further explained the eight causes need to be treated in a particular order and then covered the eight stages.

The eight stage fibromyalgia treatment protocol is so much more than acupuncture.  In addition, it empowers you, the patient, to manage your own healing  or in conjunction with acupuncture.  It includes:

  • The Eight Stages and The Fibromyalgia Treatment Protocol

    • The Eight Stages

      1. Immune Hypersensitivity
      2. Gut Dysbiosis
      3. Nitric Oxide Dysregulation Associated with Elevated Cortisol
      4. Prostaglandin Dysregulation and Platelet Adhesion Associated Chronic Inflammation and Pain (stabbing pain)
      5. Mitochondrial Myopathy
      6. Venous and arterial Insufficiency
      7. Due to Low DHEA’s or HPA-Thyroid Dysregulation
      8. Dysregulation of ACTH and Cortisol Associated with Lumbar Pain and Low Body Temperature

 Take the Fibro Quiz to learn what stage currently is predominate for you.

    • each stage of the Protocol includes:

      1. Evidence based Chinese herbal pharmacology
      2. Acupuncture
      3. Gasotransmittor breathing: influences nitric oxide and gasotransmittors in the body.
      4. Topical herbs: Herbal Foot soaks and CBD oil
      5. Lifestyle suggestions, such as saunas, massage, sleep hygiene

each stage may take 2 weeks, but can take more or less time.

Recommended protocols will be tailored to each patient.

Progress at your own pace depending on how much you do and how you respond.

Call now for more information and to get started on this Fibromyalgia Treatment Protocol! 732-227-9991

Learning the Fibromyalgia Treatment Protocol from the Experts

Rhonda Hogan, L.Ac. with Fibromyalgia experts: Qiulan Xue, PhD.; Andrew Miles, DOM; Thomas Whelan, MD

Upcoming Fibromyalgia Seminar

Fibromyalgia Treatment Center

I am registered to attend a seminar called  “Fibromyalgia Treatment: Tradition, Psychology, & Science” in San Antonio on March 10th and 11th.  The seminar will be taught by Andrew Miles, DOM, Thomas Whalen MD, and Qiu Xuelan Ph.D.  This is very exciting news!

Natural Fibro Treatment Specialist

Andrew Miles. DOM

The three instructors are highly acclaimed in the field.  I have very high expectations for this seminar. I can’t wait to apply this protocol at AbsoluteQi in Somerset!  Relief for many is around the corner.

After the seminar, AbsoluteQi will be offering an exclusive  pilot program to a select group of current and recent patients.  Once established, we will open the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center to the public. We expect this to be as soon as May. We will be offering a clinically proven  treatment approach to help fibro sufferers manage their pain and chronic illness.  It’s time to get them on their way to healing!

Here is the outline of this amazing seminar:


  • culture in the West vs. China
  • psychology
  • from a Taoist alchemical perspective
  • from a social perspective

Research to be covered on the following topics:

  • Western Medicine
  • Qigong and meditation
  • Psychology
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Other:
    • Nitric Oxide
    • Gut Dysbiosis

The protocol for treatment will cover:

  • 8 causative factors of fibromyalgia
  • Using herbs and when to prescribe which herbal formulas
  • Minimalistic acupuncture strategies
  • Breath work, qigong, and meditation for fibromyalgia
  • Protocols and strategies for care
  • Adapting the strategies flexibly for patients

Many of the same complaints fibro patients have are among the highest percentage of complaints to physicians with the lack of energy and vitality being number one. A significant majority of patients either have no diagnosis, or, are given medicines that reduce the pain but don’t address the problem. This new natural program goes for the underlying cause and that’s very exciting to me.

If you or a loved one is suffering, call now to see if you are a fit for this pilot program!  732-227-9991

Chinese New Year 2018 New Patient Special!

In the spirit of the Chinese New Year, AbsoluteQi is running a special for new patients. 

Mention this post for the rest of February, prepay for a plan of 12 acupuncture treatments at your consultation and receive a gift appropriate for the treatment of your primary complaint.  For example, if you have pain you may receive CBD clinic ointment or for neuropathy receive Tibetan foot soaks!

Call for your consultation and find out how AbsoluteQi can help you. 732-227-9991

Can’t Sleep?

Is stress and anxiety keeping you awake?

Is insomnia stressing you and causing anxiety?

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are very effective in treating insomnia.

If you don’t want to be dependent on medication to sleep, or awake all night and tired all day, it’s time to try something new.  Acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of insomnia, and if acupuncture alone doesn’t work, no worry…your acupuncturist can recommend herbs.

Stay Healthy this Flu Season

This has been a bad flu season so far.  Yesterday my kid’s schools were closed due to too many essential personnel having the flu.

What are you doing to stay healthy?  It is important to get enough sleep, eat nutrient dense food, stay away from sugar and keep stress under control.

You can receive acupuncture treatments to help keep your body and immune strong.


You take your car for oil changes as regular maintenance,  why not yourself?

It’s time to treat yourself better than your car.  Call now to schedule your acupuncture tune-up. 732-227-9991

Acupuncture Treatment for Spinal Stenosis and Failed Low Back Surgery

I am back in Somerset at my office after a great seminar on acupuncture treatment for spinal stenosis and failed low back surgery.  The class was very good, the actual treatment techniques were very similar to what I use in my practice.  I found the comradery to be amazing with the group of acupuncturists there.  I learned a great deal about practice management.

My biggest take away was that I am not treating people suffering with spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and failed back surgery frequently enough and long enough.  They need more treatment for acupuncture to succeed.

Acupuncture Seminar on Spinal Stenosis

Next weekend I will be going to Orlando for an acupuncture seminar on treating spinal stenosis and other back problems.  I am very excited to see what will be taught and come back with refined skills for the treatment of lower back pain.

Lower back pain is the most commonly treated problem with acupuncture and it responds so well.  Spinal Stenosis is more complicated as well as disc herniation and any back problem with nerve involvement.

Time to Get Warm!

This winter has been very cold here in New Jersey.  Did you know that acupuncture and herbs can help you feel warmer?

Absolute Qi has new herbal products available to patients, including herbal foot soaks to promote increased circulation and the soaks have warming effects. Patients that complain about cold hands and feet are returning and saying, my hands and feet aren’t cold!

If you have Raynaud’s or cold limbs, Absolute Qi has treatments to help.

Call to make an appointment for your consultation and find out if you are a candidate for acupuncture and these Tibetan foot soaks. 732-227-9991

Happy New Year

Many people have new year resolutions for better health.  Acupuncture may be able to help you reach those resolutions.  Call AbsoluteQi at 732-227-9991 to find out how to use acupuncture for preventative health and treatment for any thing that ails you.  You may be surprised to learn what acupuncture can do for you.