Many of my clients come to me with debilitating pain and aches due to fibromyalgia. This condition is significantly affecting quality of life, so we need to do what we can to keep it in check, or even reduce the pain! Let’s see how this can be done:
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is characterised by widespread pain, fatigue, and tenderness in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It is often accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties. Fibromyalgia is a complex condition that is believed to result from a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary from person to person, but the most common symptoms include:
Widespread Pain: Pain that is widespread throughout the body, including in the muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Fatigue: Feeling tired or exhausted, even after getting enough rest.
Tender Points: Areas of the body that are sensitive to touch and can be painful when pressed.
Sleep Disturbances: Difficulty falling or staying asleep, or waking up feeling unrefreshed.
Cognitive Difficulties: Difficulty with concentration, memory, and attention.
Headaches: Frequent headaches, including tension headaches and migraines.
Digestive Issues: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain, and bloating.
Natural Ways to Manage Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia
Exercise: Gentle exercises, such as walking, yoga, or swimming, can help to reduce pain and improve overall physical function. Exercise also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, which can exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms.
Diet: A healthy diet can help to reduce inflammation and improve overall health. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains can help to reduce pain and improve energy levels.
Supplements: Some supplements, such as magnesium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids, may help to reduce inflammation and improve pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. However, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider before taking any supplements. For the list of approved supplements, visit our website
Massage Therapy: Massage therapy can help to reduce pain and improve muscle function. It can also help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms.
Mind-Body Therapies: Mind-body therapies, such as meditation, relaxation techniques, and deep breathing exercises, can help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. These therapies can also help to reduce pain and improve sleep quality.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It can help to reduce pain and improve overall physical function. It is important to work with a licensed acupuncturist who has experience working with fibromyalgia patients (if you are in Aberdeen, I highly recommend Nature’s Way Aberdeen)
Hopefully, these tips help you take action and reduce the pain and other symptoms caused by fibromyalgia. Remember to always consult with a professional!
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