Perhaps the most misunderstood condition currently plaguing us, Fibromyalgia is the devastating syndrome of the musculoskeletal region that affects 1 out of every 75 people. The condition can produce an array of lasting symptoms that includes widespread pain, joint tenderness, sensitivity to heat and cold, stiffness, tingles and numbness, IBS, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, anxiety and depression. These symptoms often come and go without warning with a severity that can render the sufferer incapacitated.
Causes of Fibromyalgia:
There is no one official cause of Fibromyalgia; however, studies have pinpointed a few risk factors that encourage the presence of its symptoms.
Hereditary: It has been determined that a person is at greater risk for getting fibromyalgia if his or her parents or grandparents suffer from the same syndrome.
Preexisting Autoimmune Disorder: A large percentage of Fibro sufferers also suffer from an autoimmune disorder, because of that fact, fibromyalgia is often classes as a group of multi-symptoms brought on by that preexisting condition. Fibromyalgia has been linked to hypothyroidism, diabetes, sjogen syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.
Chemical Exposure: Toxins have been called out as being a cause of fibromyalgia, especially chemicals that include pesticides, asbestos, BPA, VOCs and household cleaners. These toxins enter the bloodstream and cause mutation by disrupting the endocrine system.
Acidic Buildup: When the body is acidic, disease and disorders thrive and multiply. Acidity can grow from consuming an overabundance of processed foods as well as from smoking, drinking and lack of mobility.
Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia:
Conventional healthcare treats the symptoms of fibromyalgia with a series of medications to help manage pain, tiredness, depression and IBS, however, in the world of alternative health, Fibromyalgia is treated holistically. Alternative therapy uses the body, mind and spirit to invite balance and restoration.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture treatments have been proven to sooth and eradicate symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The insertion of needles, releases neurotransmitters within the body and balances the chemistry of the brain.
Nutrition and Detox: You are what you eat! Consuming processed un-foods encourages acidity, so it’s safe to say that eating real food will encourage alkalinity. Adopting a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts will strengthen your immunity against fibromyalgia and regular detoxing will help remove the acidic buildup.
Meditation and Relaxation: Meditation and relaxation can help with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Once the mind is free from worry and stress, the body will be free from symptoms and disease.