Trigger points, or tender points, are used to diagnose fibromyalgia. People who have fibromyalgia experience abnormal sensitivity when light pressure is applied to at least 11 out of 18 specific areas on the body.
WebMD describes alternative treatments for fibromyalgia including acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, meditation, and chiropractic manipulation. Here's information about alternative medicines that may help you find relief from fibromyalgia symptoms.
Do you wonder what causes fibromyalgia? WebMD examines the range of possibilities, including links to hereditary factors, illness, trauma, stress, overly sensitive pain receptors in the brain, chemical imbalances, and hormonal imbalances.