Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is real, and for many it is extremely painful. Are there any natural remedies for fibromyalgia that really work?
According to Mayo Clinic, “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculus-skeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.”
Studies suggest that “…That the link between chronic stress and the subsequent development of fibromyalgia can be explained by one or more abnormalities in neuroendocrine function. There are several such abnormalities recognized that both occur as a result of chronic stress and are observed in fibromyalgia.” (Arthritis Res Ther. 2004;6(3):98-106. Epub 2004 Apr 7) In other words, continual stress may create the onset of this disease.
Many of us steer clear from synthetically made remedies, so then what are our options for this life-changing disease? First off, seeing a physician first is always preferred to screen deficiencies and conditions even though there is no specific diagnostic test for fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which has some similar symptoms.
Screen for Other Diseases First
The Women’s Health Network points out that the pain you are feeling could be a variety of different things such as:
- Low ferritin levels
- Low B12
- Low folic acid (in the blood or red blood cells)
- Low 25-hydroxy vitamin D
- Low vitamin C, B1, and B2
- Lyme disease
- Hepatitis C
- Ova and parasites
- Epstein-Barr virus
Toxins in the Body
- Heavy metals
- Jet fuel
WHAT CAN I DO NOW?
There are some things that you can do yourself to alleviate the pain, here are possible natural treatments:
- Know that STRESS and HORMONES plays an integral role in fibromyalgia. Balancing your adrenal, thyroid, and ovarian hormones can make a remarkable difference in your pain, and this is where we usually need professional help.
- Support your neuroendocrine function with adaptogens or herbs that cause homeostasis like Ashwagandha and Astragalus.
- Change your diet to organic and NON-GMO food. The bottom line is that there is no way to get on the road to recovery unless you do.
- Support yourself with basic nutrients, especially: Vitamins B, C & D; Omega 3s and selenium.
- Exercise. It keeps the body moving and oils the body machine.
- Calm yourself. If you’re anything like me, I have to really work on this. I pray and meditate on the Lord, try to get decent sleep at night and I usually try to avoid caffeine. Oh, and can I mention… Forgive, whoever, whatever. Sometimes unresolved memories upset our whole metabolic system, really!
- Consider the Rife frequency for fibromyalgia. Now if you’ve never heard of therapy using frequencies, read more about what it is from Science Daily. Here is how SD explains it, “Naturally occurring electricity in our cells is key to how our bodies function, and that includes the healing of wounds. And externally applied low-amplitude electric fields have been shown to help hard-to-heal chronic wounds, like those associated with diabetes, where there is insufficient blood supply and drug treatments are not effective.” For a directory of frequencies, click here.
- Cannabinoids -“Migraine, fibromyalgia, IBS and related conditions display common clinical, biochemical and pathophysiological patterns that suggest an underlying clinical endocannabinoid deficiency that may be suitably treated with cannabinoid medicines.” (Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2004 Feb-Apr;25(1-2):31-9)
Hopefully, one of these natural remedies for fibromyalgia can help you. Remember to always consult your physician first.