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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 | Author: admin

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition where you may feel chronic pain in different, specific areas of your body, such as the legs or your joints.  But fibromyalgia pain isn’t limited to only your legs or your joints; it can plague other areas of the body as well, such as the neck, shoulders and back.  These same people suffering from fibromyalgia may also suffer from secondary symptoms related to their constant fibromyalgia pain, such as depression, stress, irritable bowel syndrome, sleeplessness and nausea.  Fibromyaliga can be a chronic disease which may last for many years, and there currently is not one known cure for this condition.  But with the help of your Ontario wellness practitioner, a positive attitude, and the right information, you can start treating your fibromyalgia with herbal supplements and remedies today.

St. John’s Wort — St John’s Wort has shown to be successful in treating certain cases of fibromyalgia by reducing tenderness in the affected areas, improving immune system response, as well as reducing pain.  St. John’s works by helping you relax, while loosening tension in the major muscle groups.  St. John’s Wort can be used as a stress reducer and a pain reliever as well.

Siberian Ginseng – Siberian Ginseng can be a great herbal remedy for fibromyalgia and has been used in treating muscle pain for hundreds of years.  Siberian Ginseng has been known to be effective in reducing muscle inflammation, as well as increasing energy and mood in the fibromyalgia patient.  Dosage can be increased with time.

Garlic — Garlic has been known to be very successful in treating many of the symptoms of fibromylagia.  Garlic works the same as a natural antibiotic in the body, enhancing the immune system, and strengthening the body’s reaction to disease.  Garlic can also help to clear the pollutants in the body supply, improving blood circulation and improving muscle and brain function as well.

MSN — MSN is a natural compound that can already be found in the body that can do great things for fibromyalgia suffers.  Many times fibromyalgia sufferers have a deficiency of this natural occurring compound in their bodies, and they no longer can produce adequate amounts for the body to stay healthy.  Some symptoms of MSN deficiency in the body might include random muscle pain, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue.  MSN can be found in many fresh fruits and vegetables, and serves as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reducer as well.

Yoga — Yoga can be an excellent practice for relieving stress, strengthening and stretching important muscle groups, and maintaining a better balance in life.  But yoga can also do wonders for people who may be suffering from fibromyalgia.  Yoga can help strengthen certain muscle groups affected by the fibromyalgia disease, as well as energize the body by improving circulation and reducing fatigue.  Patients practicing regular regimes of yoga are seen to suffer less pain, and have more improved movement than patients not practicing any form of yoga exercise.

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 | Author: admin

All of us suffer from muscle spasms and twitches from time to time, but those with fibromyalgia often complain of this annoying occurrence as an ongoing condition.  The spasms can apparently come and go at any time and occur in any muscle, but most frequently they are in the back and legs.  People suffering with this condition are on the lookout constantly for treatments that work.

It is believed that a muscle spasm is usually caused by one of three things: a lack of oxygen to the affected muscle which is most likely caused by restricted blood flow to that area; a lack of oxygen due to overwork of that particular muscle; and, thirdly, that the spasm is simply a reflex reaction.  No one really knows for certain what causes a spasm at any given time.

Another theory suggests that muscle spasms can be due to certain vitamin or mineral deficiencies, and spinal/joint misalignments.  While these are all theories, it is always best to discuss the condition with your doctor and follow any medical advice you are given.

More than anything, muscle spasms are annoying for fibromyalgia sufferers who are already dealing with a multitude of ongoing symptoms every day.  The spasms themselves can further aggravate a person who already deals with headaches, muscle pain and interrupted sleep on a regular basis.  There are a few simple things you can do yourself to help reduce the incidents of their occurrence.

If the cause of the spasms is due to poor circulation, one thing you can do that may help is apply heat to the affected area.   This will increase the flow of oxygen to the area while keeping the muscle warm.

A therapist may recommend certain stretching exercises to keep the muscles limber to help prevent them from cramping up.  Always be sure these exercises are performed correctly or they can do more harm than good.

Regular massage can also help reduce the frequency of spasms and cramps.  With much of the similar benefits of heat compression, massage can also help to improve circulation and increase blood flow to the muscles.  Visiting a massage therapist on a regular basis is a great idea for fibromyalgia sufferers who experience more than normal aches and pains.

Some people affected with this type of chronic pain also experience some relief from trying chiropractic or acupuncture.  Health care practitioners, total wellness practitioners and naturopathic doctors can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of these treatments.

One last treatment that you can use at home to help with muscle spasms and aches when they occur is topical creams, similar to those used by arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.  The anti inflammatory properties help relieve symptoms as they are happening.

Regardless of which way you choose to treat your muscle spasms at home, always be sure to consult a professional or Ottawa wellness specialist for the best advice.

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