Can You treat fibromyalgia naturally?
Does anyone know of any herbs, vitamins , minerals that help with Fibromyalgia? I already know about standard meds. Massage and hot baths but I am searching for a dietary cause. Something I need in my diet or need to get rid of. I have had this for a long time but I am having a rather sudden very painful flair up and can't figure out why.
Quick Action Plan for Fibromyalgia
1. A healthy, whole foods diet is an important part of any fibromyaglia treatment program. Emphasize organic foods, especially fresh, organic vegetables, and drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day. For even more benefits, consider adopting a vegetarian diet, which has been shown to significantly reduce fibromyalgia symptoms.
2. Essential nutrients to help treat fibromyalgia include vitamin C, vitamin E, niacinimide (vitamin B3), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA-an essential fatty acid), magnesium, selenium, zinc, and the lipotrophic factors inositol, methionine, and phosphatidyl choline. The nutritional supplements cetyl myristoleate and SAMe are also highly beneficial, as it the Meyers Cocktail, which must be administered by a trained health care practitioner.
3. Herbal remedies for fibromyalgia include cayenne and chamomile. An herbal combination of tinctures of black cohosh, celery, dandelion, devil`s claw, Echinacea, and licorice in equal parts, can also be helpful.
4. Homeopathic remedies for fibromyalgia include Arnica, Bryonia, and Rhus. Tox.
5. Various bodywork therapies, such as Massage, Acupressure, Bowen Therapy, Feldenkrais, myotherapy, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Therapeutic Touch, and Trigger Point Therapy, can provide significant relief of fibromyalgia pain and speed healing.
6. Mind/body medicine therapies such as biofeedback, guided imagery and visualization, hypnotherapy, and meditation, can help relieve chronic stress, thereby soothing muscle tension and reducing pain, as well as promoting deeper, healthier sleep.
Diet: Proper diet is essential for effectively dealing with fibromyalgia. This means eating only foods that support your immune system, and avoiding all foods that tax your energy and impair healthy digestion. Consider adopting an organic, vegetarian diet, which researchers have shown can help improve fibromyalgia symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, body stiffness, and sleeping problems. Emphasize fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, eating a large daily serving of dark leafy greens, and select servings of healthy vegetarian oriented protein such as organic, free-range eggs, small quantities of raw dairy products, tempeh, tofu, beans, quinoa and wild caught fish that are low in mercury. Avoid all farm-raised fish, as they are high in antibiotics and dyes, and avoid shellfish, which have a higher concentration of mercury and toxins. For sustained energy, also include complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, legumes, red potatoes, squash, and yams. Limit your overall carbohydrate intake to 30 percent of the foods you eat at each meal. This means increasing your vegetables and protein if necessary to balance out the complex carbohydrates. Also, be sure to consume adequate amounts of essential fatty acids in supplement form alternating between fish oil, evening primrose oil and healthy free flowing oils such as extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flaxseed, and coconut butter/oil. Additionally, drink at least half an ounce of pure, filtered water for every pound you weigh.
Avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Common allergy-causing foods include milk and dairy products, chocolate, corn, and wheat and wheat products. In addition, eliminate all "junk" and commercially processed foods, sodas, commercially prepared juices, all sugars and simple, refined carbohydrates, and minimize your intake of alcohol and caffeine. If you also suffer from candidiasis, follow the dietary recommendations for candidiasis, including avoiding all fruits, except berries, green apples and grapefruit.
Energy Medicine: Energy medicine involves harnessing or stimulating the body to heal by interacting with the bioenergy field that surrounds all living matter. Energy medicine has two basic categories: energetic therapies that are similar to the Biblical concept of "laying on of hands," such as Reiki, Healing Touch, and Therapeutic Touch, all of which can significantly improve fibromyalgia pain symptoms, and which can be taught to patients as a form of self-care, as well as being provided by professional energy healers.
The second category of energy medicine involves a number of energy devices that emit energetic frequencies capable of stimulating healing and pain relief, which can be very useful for fibromyalgia. One of the most well-known of these devices is the TENS Unit, which stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, and was developed by pioneering holistic physician and researcher C. Norman Shealy. The TENS Unit is a small, portable device that transmits varying electrical frequencies to areas of pain via electrodes that are attached to the body. Not only do TENS Units help to alleviate pain, they are also capable of blocking pain signals and may also stimulate endorphin production, enhancing feelings of overall well-being. In addition, TENS Units can be used as a form of self-care by patients once they are taught how to use them, making them especially convenient for people with fibromyalgia.
Two other useful energy devices for treating fibromyalgia are the Electro-Acuscope™ and the Light Beam Generator. The Electro-Acuscope, like the TENS Unit, uses electrical current, but at a lower voltage rate. In addition, it focuses on repairing damaged tissues instead of treating the nerves. As the device is used, the current is continually adjusted so that it matches the level of resistance within the areas of tissue damage. This stimulates a healing response within those areas that tends to be long-lasting.
The Light Beam Generator, or LBG, employs low-current, cold gas photons that transmit and transfer various energy frequencies to the cells of the lymphatic system in areas of underlying pain. In addition to being an important part of the immune system, the lymphatic system also serves as the body`s filtration system and plays a vital role in eliminating cellular wastes. When the lymphatic system becomes clogged, these wastes and their by-products are not properly eliminated, and can cause tissue swelling as well as blockages in circulation that prevent oxygen and nutrients from getting to the cells, exacerbating fibromyalgia symptoms.
The energy frequencies emitted by the LBG positively impact the electromagnetic field of cells and tissues over which it is placed. This, in turn, rebalances their electrical charge, enabling the cells to rapidly rid themselves of accumulated waste products and cellular debris. In the process, not only does this improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, it also helps to reduce muscle and tissue swelling.
Energy medicine can also be used to detect hidden causes of fibromyalgia pain. Thermography is one such diagnostic approach. It is both safe and highly accurate, and involves the detection of infrared heat emitted from various areas in the body. Infrared heat is emitted as a natural byproduct of cellular metabolism. However, cells and tissues associated with pain usually emit greater levels of infrared heat compared to healthy, normal cells. Thermography devices are able to detect these differences in infrared heat emission, helping to pinpoint problem areas in the body that might otherwise go undetected.
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