Diagnosed in 1990, Christine has experienced fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms since childhood. After a career in aerospace finance she was trained as an FM support group leader by the Arthritis Foundation and participated in groups on both the east and west coasts. Designated a Leader Against Pain by the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) she advocated for increased funding and awareness for FM. She is the author of “More Than Tender Points: A Fibromyalgia Memoir,” available on Amazon. An Upstate New York transplant now living in Southern California, she credits the sunshine for improving her symptoms.
In retrospect, I can’t imagine why it took me so long to give massage therapy serious consideration. After all, I tried acupuncture, reflexology, aromatherapy, chiropractic, and other alternative therapies ... Read more
When discussing fibromyalgia and myofascial pain disorder, the terms “trigger points” and “tender points” are a common source of confusion. Tender points are commonly associated with fibromyalgia, whereas trigger ... Read more