Naturopathic Fibromyalgia Treatment
Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder that affects millions of Americans. Women are about 10 times more likely than men to develop fibromyalgia, and it usually shows up in women between the ages of 25 and 60.
The main symptom of fibromyalgia is a constant dull and aching pain all over the body. It also causes severe fatigue, mood swings, and memory loss. The disorder is thought to affect the part of the brain responsible for handling pain signals, which intensifies any feelings of pain. When you have fibromyalgia, your body will be full of “tender points” that hurt to put pressure on. Oftentimes, there will be tender spots behind the head, between the shoulders, the sides of the neck, upper chest, hips and inner knees. All of the pain directly affects sleeping patterns. Many people who have fibromyalgia also experience a lack of quality sleep. No one is entirely sure of the exact cause of fibromyalgia, but the disorder has been linked to physical and emotional trauma, such as PTSD. Genetics also plays a part, as the disorder tends to be passed down in families.
While there is no miracle cure for fibromyalgia, reducing stress, eating right and exercising in moderation can go a long way in alleviating the symptoms associated with the disorder. At Flow Natural Health Care, we can help you overcome the pain and fatigue of your fibromyalgia so that you can live a healthy and active life.