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