What is Mapping?

A map is a diagram of the human body that shows the size, location and hardness of a patient’s “lumps and bumps” of fibromyalgia. These lumps and bumps are nodules in the muscles that are characteristic of the syndrome. In addition to the lumps in muscles, tendons and ligaments can swell. Such swellings are also mapped.

 

Mapping is a tool to determine whether a person has reached his or her cycling dose. Maps are also done to monitor progress on the protocol and to detect blocking.

 

The mapper feels for the contracted portions of muscles, tendons and ligaments and draws them onto a blank map. Dr. St. Amand uses darker markings to indicate hard lumps, and lighter markings to indicate those that are softer. 

 

A video or DVD that teaches how to map can be ordered from:

Fibromyalgia Treatment Center, Books, Tapes, and CDs

I Have Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but it Doesn't Have Me!

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