Natural Treatment for Fibromyalgia
The widespread muscle pain of fibromyalgia does not have to fit the widely advertized 10 out of 14 tender point criteria which was only intended as a research criteria. For most sufferers, “it just hurts all over”. Fibromyalgia is distinguished by the muscle tender points above and below the waist on both sides of the body and does not affect the joints. Many people also have at least one or more of the following: migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), TMJ, sleep disturbance, “brain fog”, chronic fatigue and feel depressed. Prescription medications are advertized but since Fibromyalgia has many causes it is not possible for a drug to address all these factors. Some causes include physical and emotional trauma, infections, hormonal issues, vitamin D deficiencies and toxic exposures. Natural treatment for Fibromyalgia can address the multi-factorial nature of this disease.
Eliminating caffeine and alcohol are good places to start to help take stress off the liver to metabolize these substances. A “clean diet” eliminating all red meats, dairy, and gluten and incorporating detox foods like fresh organic vegetables and fruits, unsalted nuts and seeds, legumes for vegetable protein and non-gluten grains should be followed for la least the first ten days. Gradually a wider variety of non-toxic foods can be added back. During this period a specialized rice based medical food to help with detoxification and decrease tender points may be recommended.
Other natural treatment for fibromyalgia include stress management like meditation, mild yoga, mild walking, and virtually any type of relaxation activity to decrease the stress response to help the brain and the body relax. Finding ways to let go of old conflicts and resentments can be a freeing experience for the mind and the body. Call us for an appointment so we can help you achieve optimum health.
Please visit our website for more information on natural treatment for Fibromyalgia and see the video on our 10 day metabolic detoxification program.