Are you struggling with Fibromyalgia pain? Have you tried various remedies, only to be disappointed when the symptoms are only reduced for a short period of time before coming back even stronger than before?
Here are some of the best natural remedies to help your Fibromyalgia pain …
Yoga: Not only has yoga been found to be a major stress reliever; patients who practice at least 75 minutes a yoga once a week on a regular basis have found to have reduced their Fibromyalgia pain.
The reduction of stress that is facilitated by yoga, may have also contributed to the lessening of pain and certainly helps in managing the other side effects of fibromyalgia, such as, fatigue and anxiety.
Some users even suggest just 5 minutes a day will do more for your pain than 75 minutes once a week.
Meditation: As with yoga, meditation is a major stress reliever, which, can lead to reduced pain throughout the body.
Meditation, according to rheumatologist Dr. Daniel Lewis of Australia, helps change brain functions and can improve symptoms. Many studies have shown that when the mind is calm, serene and balanced, the body is better able to heal itself.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a natural healing process that works by needle manipulation on specific acupuncture points on the body. After several treatments, users who had participated on a regular basis noted a decrease in overall pain, while those who did not receive this therapy on a consistent basis did not. While results typically vary, it is safe when conducted by a reputable acupuncturist and certainly worth trying.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi is the ancient Chinese practice of moving the body slowly and smoothly to relieve pressure and pain associated with quick, harsh movements.
In one study, those with Fibromyalgia pain who participated in Tai Chi classes for a 12 week period, at least once a week, saw a measurable decrease in pain and depression symptoms, along with an increase in restful sleep.
Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy: This type of massage is one you may not have ever heard of, but it helps move lymph fluid through the body. Lymph fluid helps rid the body of toxins and generally refreshes the system. This method has been proven in more than one study to reduce pain, and improve the quality of life. The rhythmic movements of massage are known to help blood flow, which has also been found to reduce pain.
Vitamin D: Known as the sunshine pill, vitamin D is known to boost mood, reduce the effects of pain, and help with overall healing in Fibromyalgia patients.
Vitamin D has additionally been proven to assist with muscle and nerve function, which have both been positively correlated as causes of Fibromyalgia pain.
Get about 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine on the face and hands daily as it is the sun that stimulates the formation of vitamin D naturally within the body.
Capsaicin: Capsaicin is found in chili peppers, and this natural remedy comes in a variety of forms including sprays, supplements, lotions and creams. It is a well-known and popular method to help naturally ease chronic pain from diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia and cluster headaches.
Biofeedback: This is a newer type of therapy that uses electrodes to monitor the body’s reaction to pain and then a specialist teaches you how to control that pain. This therapy urges you to use feedback such as muscle tension, skin temperature, or brain waves to control the amount of pain you are feeling.
Chiropractic Manipulation: Using spinal manipulation through chiropractic methods is another known pain relieving therapy for those suffering from Fibromyalgia. Chiropractic treatment also increases cervical and lumbar ranges of motion.
This therapy is based on the concept that they body is a self-healing organism. The procedure involves the doctor making specific spinal adjustments in order to increase the mobility in the spine, which, it is surmised is either out of alignment or restricted in some way.
Chiropractors perform these adjustments using their hands by applying gentle pressure or stretching, or sometimes high-velocity thrusts, which, are believed to return the bones to their correct position. It is believed that this re-alignment reduces pain and ill health.
These are just some of the ways in which patients have found natural relief from Fibromyalgia pain. You should always consult your physician before trying any therapy or healing process to be sure that it is safe for you.