Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I suffer from a lot of pain in my body. I am in fairly good shape and exercise a lot. What can I do overall to release some of this body pain?
A: General body aches and pains have several possible causes. Barring any serious diagnosis, most commonly these pains are due to fibromyalgia, a condition in which muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the body ache continuously. You may also experience tender points and general fatigue. Although there is not a definitive diagnosis of what causes this condition, it is often associated with compromised immune conditions, stress, and traumatic incidents.
The best solution for this condition is acupuncture. Several studies have shown efficacy in treating this condition with acupuncture. Mild tai chi or qigong exercises are also beneficial.
You may find these specially formulated Traditions of Tao herbal formulas helpful in treating body pain: “Pain”, “Tonic Oil”, “DuraBone”, “Muscle Strength”, “Chronic Fatigue”, and “Arthritis/Joint”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.