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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia: Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy, Methylsulfonylmethane Treatment and More

Updated on July 31, 2012

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects over 12 million people in America. Most of them are woman between the ages of 25 and 60. Symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, aching, stiffness and muscle pain all over, tenderness, insomnia or unsatisfying sleep, frequent headaches, dizziness, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain fog, difficulty breathing, disorientation, short term memory loss, tingling, numbness and chronic pain in the neck and shoulders.

Fibromyalgia is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome with pain being more prominent than fatigue. If a chronic yeast infection is also present, treatment is necessary. In one study, chronic fatigue patients were put on a sugar-free diet and a strong anti-yeast drug known as ketoconazole and most of them made a full recovery. It was found that 80 percent of the patients had a long history of antibiotic use and sugar addiction.

When the body is continually deprived of sufficient amounts of key nutrients, studies have confirmed that the result is sickness and disease. Oxygen is considered to be the most important nutrient. It is so important you can't live without it for more than four minutes. Is it possible to get enough oxygen to stay alive and be oxygen starved? The answer is yes. Many people today are oxygen starved and are unaware of it. Poor eating and drinking habits, lack of exercise, habitual drug use and air pollution deprive cells of oxygen and weaken the immune system.

When cells cannot get the oxygen they need for energy they turn to sugar as another source of energy.This brings imbalance to the metabolism and multiplies unhealthy cells which opens the door to all types of health conditions. Oxygen is also a killer of health threatening bacteria in the body. Unlike drugs, it does not hurt beneficial bacteria which promote a healthy immune system.

Their are a number of ways you can increase oxygen in the body. Allow a continual supply of fresh air into your office, home and transportation. Practice deep breathing. Do gentle exercise that requires heart rate and lung air take to increase. Eat smaller, more nutritious meals. Overeating causes oxygen deficiency. Increase antioxidant intake because they allow the body to use oxygen more efficiently. Avoid alcohol and over the counter drugs because it takes large amounts of oxygen to remove them from the body. Avoid carbon monoxide( found in vehicle exhaust fumes, gas stoves, gas heaters.) Supplement with oxygenated beverages such as fresh juices and oxygenated drinking water. Other sources include magnesium dioxide and magnesium peroxide. Add hydrogen peroxide to tub when bathing.

Stimulating the immune system is the most important treatment for fibromyalgia. Increasing oxygen is the first step. Gentle exercise, massage nutrition and vitamin supplementation will also stimulate the immune system. A diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain products, chicken and fish is essential. Eliminate junk food, foods and beverages high in sugar and excessive intake of animal protein. Stress reduction and quality sleep will help ease symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Nutrients recommended for fibromyalgia are evening primrose oil. Should be taken with cod liver oil. Coenzyme Q10 is recommended for muscular weakness, clear thinking, improving fatigue and heart problems. Studies have shown that B12 is too low in fibromyalgia patience. Doctors have found daily B12 injections to be helpful. Patience can learn to give themselves injections at home. To improve sleep, tryptophan(an amino acid that makes up protein) is very helpful. Support adrenal glands by taking vitamin C supplements, pantothenic acid and adrenal glandulars two to three times daily.

A new, natural organic form of sulfur called Methylsulfonylmethane is being used to treat fibromyalgia, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and a number of other conditions. SAMe is effective in improving mood, fatigue, stiffness and pain of fibromyalgia suffers. 5-HTP helps reduce tender points, improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety and depression. Melatonin is a hormone involved in regulating sleep cycles. Studies have found that when taken before bedtime, tender points are reduces and sleep is improved. It is a good not to start out taking to many new supplements at once. Start with small doses and increase gradually.


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    • JakeBraekes profile image


      7 years ago

      There can be no cure for Fibro or other chronic pain when it is not diagnosed correctly. Allopathic doctors will look for a structural problem and cure. The psychological world will tell you "it's in your head". The truth is in between. The pain is real, caused by physiological changes in muscle, nerve and tendon, but the cause (in many cases) is emotional. Many doctors will tell you that emotions can make the symptoms worse, and this is true, but until you realize the cause, there will never be a "cure". Few doctors will tell you that emotions, indeed, can CAUSE the problems. There has been an explosion of these different "syndromes" over the last 20 years, and in almost every case there is no organic cause. This goes for a lot of chronic pain, including back pain.

      For Fibro sufferers out there, I would explore the work of John Sarno MD, Claire Weekes, MD and Abraham Low, MD. If you have tried everything else, try the "knowledge" cure. Just a caution: you ill not find any exercises in these books, or pills, or techniques, except for mental techniques and exercises.

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      Deidre Shelden 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good information! I'm finding that concentrating on deep breathing more often helps with my fibrofog. Going to link to this from my hub I just published about a treatment approach to Fibromyalgia that works (though not a full cure).

    • Invisiblestats profile image


      8 years ago from london

      brilliant hub..I suffer from fibro..but here in the UK we still do not get any treatment at all..just left to get on with I may try some of these ideas and see if they help..thank you

    • Pure Chiropractic profile image

      Pure Chiropractic 

      8 years ago from Nanaimo

      I've enjoyed your hub. No two sufferers are the same. I've found many respond well to chiropractic care.

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      Thanks for the nice lens on fibromyalgia. As a 22-year sufferer, I've finally found significant relief through diet and lifestyle changes. I think I've done at least 25 alternative treatments seeking relief.

    • ramkumar45 profile image


      10 years ago from INDIA

      Nice info.Viewed your other post also. Quiet interesting.Joined your fan club to-day.

    • rongould profile image


      10 years ago

      Excellent information! Thanks for doing the legwork and sharing with us.

    • Mdavies profile image


      10 years ago from Denver Colorado - Ex New yorker

      Thanks for the hub thanks for bringing to my attention some very useful commonsense

      actions that can be taken


    • joarline profile image


      10 years ago from Skull Valley, Az.


      I appreciate your piece on FM.  As a long time sufferer of same, I know all that to be true.  It is a VERY HARD way to live.  I also have found a product which brings it all together, and eliminates the bits and pieces effect.  I now am totally good, as long as I take my daily dose.  It has to do with the quality of our food today and the quality of our air and water.  We are prone as a society toward autoimmune problems because of the environment alone.  Contact me for info if you like.  The stuff is GREAT!  aT 62 I know - I have had a lifetime of experience!

      Go to my website and read about it and me.  Pax, joarline

    • ccdursina profile image

      Carolina Dursina 

      10 years ago from Spring Green WI

      WOW, this is such detailed hub; you got lots of info and great descriprion!

    • Happy World profile image

      Happy World 

      10 years ago from Slovenia, Europe

      Thanks Steve, I never thought that we could  be oxygen starved. Good info!

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile image


      10 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Great Hub!!! Thumbs up.

      I would also suggest homeopathics (especially mineral salts especially Kalium Phosphoricum, Magnesium Phosphoricum, Ferrum Phosphoricum - for regeneration nerves and muscles) and exercising (walking, hiking, bycicle -whatever) - on the fresh air- of course.

      You are so inspirative, thanks.

    • The Real Tomato profile image

      The Real Tomato 

      10 years ago

      My husband has Fibromyalgia and it changes : the pain, how much and where it is located. I truely believe the cause is tied in with oxygen depravation. My husband and others we have met have the most improvement when they get regular exercise and decent sleep = more oxygenation for the body. Both of these also help with the depression ( a typical symptom of Fibromyalgia) We have not tried it,but those that have accupuncture treatments consistently have reduced pain and other symptoms.

      I wish their were more clinical studies to help with the research to find a cause and a cure.

      Thank you for this helpful information - those caring for people with chronic pain need this as much as those afflicted with the condition.

    • Kulsum Mehmood profile image

      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      10 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Very helpful and informative write-up on fibromyalgia. I do take anti-oxidants and also prescribe them to my patients. Thank you for the detailed info.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Very good info. I was diagnosed a few years back but the docs pretty much didn't want to do anything.

      I appreciate the info.

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you all for your comments and advise!

      hot dorkage, the cell food should be beneficial. Supplements high in antioxidants magnesium dioxide or magnesium peroxide help oxygenate cells.

    • Netters profile image


      10 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

      Great information. Being diabetic I can use a lot of these tips. Thank you.

    • hot dorkage profile image

      hot dorkage 

      10 years ago from Oregon, USA

      I got this stuff called cell food you put 8 drops in H2O and it is suppose to increase oxygen. Dunno if it is any good or not, only know that I got it from a local business whom I trust. What do u thinkkk?

    • DarleneMarie profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Very informative Hub Steve. Other than weight gain, I had no idea that overeating causes oxygen deficiency. I makes sense to eat smaller, more nutritious meals for your health in more ways than one!

    • BkCreative profile image


      10 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, our immune systems are shot - starting with discouraging breast feeding. We need to remember that food is good health and natural medicine.

      Thanks for sharing this info!

    • Hally Z. profile image

      Hally Z. 

      10 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great report Steve! Fibromyalgia is still a mysterious condition- but hopefully this article will shed some light on the topic.

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      10 years ago

      Thanks for the hub. It was nice. I suffer from Lupus which the symptoms are kind of simular to the Fibermyalsia. I do a lot of what you have mentioned and its amazing because God informed me of these things. To turn to these more than a clinical doctor, years ago, and my health has greatly improved. I very much rely on them. Especially the antioxidents. I also found taking L-Lysine helps me lupus. It stablized my blood sugar so i am not craving sugar and sweets like I used to. See having lupus gives me terrible low blood sugar.

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      Brian Stephens 

      10 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      Good information which I can pass on to interested parties.Thanks


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