Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which people experience chronic pain all over the body, usually with trigger or tender points. Pain is commonly felt in the muscles and/or soft connective tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, anxiety, and many other symptoms and diagnoses. Fibromyalgia is also much more commonly seen in females. While the cause of Fibromyalgia not fully understood, there are common correlations that I clearly see in most of my patients with Fibromyalgia.
First, there is usually a history of physical and/or emotional trauma.
The individual basically does not recover from these traumatic experiences whether mental/emotional, physical or both. Over time, individuals with unresolved trauma may exhibit an abnormal pain response. Studies reveal that regions of the brain that respond to pain may react differently people with Fibromyalgia. Sleep is very important for us to recover from our daily breakdown process of just living in the world. Insomnia is a very common symptom in people with Fibromyalgia. This exacerbates the problem, leaving people tired and worn down and decreasing immune function which leads these people to be more susceptible to infectious microbes such as bacteria, fungus, and viruses than they otherwise would.
So what does the body need?
Most of all, Fibromyalgia is a chronic case of ENERGY deficiency. In our body, the currency of ENERGY is ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate). We make ATP from the food we eat as well as light. That’s right, light. That being so, some time in the sun can be very helpful for people with Fibromyalgia. Also, a good balanced diet is essential. Small meals that are easily digestible and spaced every 4 hours throughout the day is a step in the right direction.
Supplements that support ATP production can also be useful. These includes, B-Vitamins, Carnitine, and D-Ribose. Magnesium is also very important and one of the best way to get Magnesium into the body is through a bath. A bath with Epsom Salts (MgSO4) that is. The Magnesium supports blood circulation and nerve activity and is cofactor in hundreds of reactions involving energy production within our bodies. The Sulfur helps support detoxification. Proper detoxification is essential for recovery from Fibromyalgia. That means proper elimination through bowel and bladder through the liver and kidneys respectively. I also use a device known as the BEMER (Bio-ElectroMagnetic Energy Regulation). It is a PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagentic Field) device which supports all the symptoms simultaneously. Low Level Laser Therapy can also be quite effective.
While this is just superficial approach of how I treat/manage Fibromyalgia patients, the main focus is regulate the gastrointestinal system, facilitate the liver to detoxify more efficiently, get people breathing and sleeping better, and promote ENERGY production. These recommendations should not be substituted for proper medical care. If you are not receiving the care you feel you deserve, find a practitioner whom understands the cause of your dis-ease and treat you…not the disease