Relieve Fibromyalgia Naturally!
WHAT IS fibromyalgia?
As a naturopathic doctor, I believe the best way to treat this condition is by getting back to basics. The following is a list of natural fibromyalgia treatments that can dramatically reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Many women suffer from fibromyalgia and there is little that conventional medicine can do to ease the symptoms. These include pain (joint pain and pain in trigger points in the body), chronic fatigue, insomnia and cognitive dysfunction to the point where memory and the ability to think clearly is affected. I think the increase in cases of Fibromyalgia has to do with the toxicity in our environment.
8 Tips to Naturally Relieve Fibromyalgia
Healthy Diet (Fibromyalgia diet):
With plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lean protein and healthy fats will help the muscles with lots of antioxidants.
Many sufferers of fibromyalgia don’ think they can exercise because they are in pain, but the truth is that exercising can help reduce the pain and release toxins in the sweat.
Magnesium can help relax both the nervous system and the muscles. It’s important to get the right type of magnesium, bound to the amino acid glycine, making it easy to absorb.
As with any condition, it’s important to have some stress management in place to help with the pain. The domino effect of fibromyalgia is that you’re stressed because you’re in pain, and the stress causes you more pain and so the cycle continues. It’s important to find a way to decrease stress daily. This can be through yoga or meditation.
You need to get enough essential fatty acids into your system. One of the easiest ways to get the essential Omega-3’s from fish and seafood and a DHA supplement, which is packed with just the right amount of EPA and DHA to help do that. Reducing inflammation will help with the body aches and the joint pain.
To rid your body of some of the toxins that are in our system and that can cause the symptoms of fibromyalgia in the first place. With all the toxins in our environment, some uncontrollable like the air and water, and some self-inflicted, like smoking, our bodies are having a hard time in staying toxin-free.
Limiting EMF Exposure:
Limit exposure to non-native EMF’s and blue lights from artificial lighting and electronic devices.
Early Morning Sunshine:
Early morning sunshine in your eyes at sunrise sets your circadian rhythm for the day and goes a long way to help your entire body and hormonal system, often linked to fibromyalgia.