How to reduce symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition accompanied by pain from mild to severe. The term fibromyalgia translates literally as "fiber muscle pain". It is more than just pain. Pain is only the symptom. Fibromyalgia also affects more women than men. While the true cause of Fibromyalgia is still somewhat unknown there is speculation of it having something to do with genetic predisposition. It is also believed that certain factors such as stress, anxiety and depression experienced over a longer time can trigger its onset. While pain might be the main complaint there are other major symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, such as fatigue, sleeping disorder and stiff joints, for instance.

There is no cure for fibromyalgia to this day according to medical doctors. Nevertheless, it is thought that the lack of sufficient oxygen supply to cells can affect our body very negatively. It is a fact that stress, fear, depression all change our breathing pattern. On-going stress and a lack of oxygen can trigger the onset of pains, emotional as well as physical. It can start with a little trigger point and turn into chronic back pain, for instance.

Oxygen plays an important part in our health. It also improves our metabolism and toxin removal. Toxins cause build-up, and years and years of build-up can have a negative effect on the health of our body. That is why body cleanses have such a positive effect on our health, even that of people suffering from fibromyalgia.



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Since the beinning of my studies to become a health nutrition counselor I hear the same thing over and over in every chapter. People are overacidic, malnourished and suffer too much stress. Not getting the right amount of nutrition and allowing free radicals to do the damage has a very negative effects on the body. Eating a salad and some fruit and veggies won't garantee you health anymore. It takes a lot more than that especially if you are under a lot of stress. Your current mental and physical health have to be evaluated to determine what your body needs.

Fact is though that if you commit to a soft body cleansing program your health issues can be reduced significantly. You could experience less muscular pain and increase your nutrition absorption a great deal to help your body rejuvenate.

Start with a body cleanse

A gentle body cleanse that is based on ph-balanced nutrition will offer the body all the necessary help so it can reset itself. A body cleanse, if done right, will remove years of toxin build-up and allow nutrition to be absorbed more efficiently. A ph-balanced diet can have amazing results on your physical and emotional well-being. A wonderful technique that would support a body cleanse is a manual lymph drainage. A manual lymph drainage will remove toxins that are stuck within lymph nodes.

A body cleanse consists of a neutralization phase and a cleansing phase. The neutralization phase lasts 14 days, sometimes longer, depending on the severity of your toxin build-up. The cleansing phase can last several weeks. Any body cleanses or body detox as they are also referred to that last only one week are a waste of your time and money. If you start cleansing right at the start your results won't be quite as noticeable. By the way, a quick body detox will only cause more stress on the body. More stress means more toxins. So if you want to do it right, then you need to give yourself time. At last, it did not take one week to get all this build-up. A gently body detox can be found here.


Include Relaxation Therapy

Depending on your stress level, consider relaxation therapy in the form of massage therapy. Speak with your therapist about your pain tolerance level. If you are very sensitive to touch, there are very light-touch modalities that can promote deep relaxation releasing blockages deep within the body. Practice deep breathing during treatments. This will increase the amount of oxygen delivered to the cells and therefore increase the body's healing capacity.


Practice Deep Breathing as often as you can

Most of us actually practice shallow breathing and don't supply the body with enough oxygen. Oxygen is necessary to keep our cells healthy. Start deep breathing exercises on a daily basis. Deep breathing doesn't just promote good health but it helps fight stress. When you inhale, make sure you extend your belly. Slowly exhale while bringing the belly back to the starting position. This is called Hara Breathing and has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years already.


Stretching & Exercise

Stretching is a great way to keep a good posture, which will allow us to live with fewer muscular pains. Stretch for 60 seconds, the longer the better the results are. Do you have a rounded back? Stretch your chest and arm muscles daily.

Start an exercise program that your body can handle. Exercising will release endorphins. Endorphins are natural pain killers, temporarily giving you this feel-good sensation. Exercising will allow your lungs to open up and supply your cells with plenty of oxygen which is essential for maintaining a healthy cellular system.

As a therapist and holistic healer I have come across many people. The most important fact about fighting this debilitating condition is to be open and willing to accept treatment. Otherwise, if we believe that nothing will work, nothing will truly work as this negative energy will block the healing energy that is ready and available in our body.

Caring Touch

A caring touch by ways of a soft massage won't cure fibromyalgia but it has a calming effect on the nervous system and can reduce some pains. This is truly a great thing to receive even during a body cleanse as it supports your goal in getting better and in releasing toxins. Anybody suffering from fibromyalgia knows how sensitive they are to touch. Nevertheless, touch is essential. Offering a nurturing and gentle massage with Arnica will release endorphins and can reduce temporary pains associated with Fibromyalgia. You don't have to be a massage therapist to rub some Arnica oil into somebody's painful muscles. Use slow gliding motions guiding your movements always in the direction of the heart.

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mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

Great hub...voted up...I recently wrote a hub on fibromyalgia.voted up and useful.


Firos 23 months ago

It is important to unanrstded that yoga is not a competitive practice. You need to tune into your own body and how it feels. There may be people in the class who are able to do certain poses that are difficult for you. Don't try to do them if it hurts. Ask if there is a modification that you can do instead. You may also be able to use props such as blocks or straps to make it easier for you to get the correct alignment in the pose. It takes time for your body to open up in a pose. Don't try to force or stretch too strongly. Let your body gently relax and stretch. You can help it along by breathing deeply and directing your exhales to any tight spots. Yoga is about balance. It is the balance of your mind, body, and spirit. What you learn in your class will also help you in your every day life. Have fun.


Donelson 23 months ago

It is important to unesdrtand that yoga is not a competitive practice. You need to tune into your own body and how it feels. There may be people in the class who are able to do certain poses that are difficult for you. Don't try to do them if it hurts. Ask if there is a modification that you can do instead. You may also be able to use props such as blocks or straps to make it easier for you to get the correct alignment in the pose. It takes time for your body to open up in a pose. Don't try to force or stretch too strongly. Let your body gently relax and stretch. You can help it along by breathing deeply and directing your exhales to any tight spots. Yoga is about balance. It is the balance of your mind, body, and spirit. What you learn in your class will also help you in your every day life. Have fun.


Joel 23 months ago

I am desperate, I have been on the couch on a hetanig blanket for 2 days, . I planted flower seeds 3 days ago. Only took about 20-30 min, have been in severe pain and. crying since. I have to find some relief and get some sleep. Im about at the end of my. rope. I was diagnosed with fibro over 20 years ago didn't believe in it, tried to ignore it


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bodybalance101 22 months ago from Switzerland Author

Dear Joel

It has been a while since i wrote this article. Since then I have decided to become a wholistic health councelor. While I am still in my studies I keep coming across the same scenario. Our digestive system is the location of our immune system. A digestive system that has build-up, which most of us do have, can't take up the proper amount of nutrition, and it gives free radical the golden opportunity to do damage. Educate yourself about ph-nutrition and start with a cleanse now. Give your body a new start so it can regenerate itself.

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