Find Relief From Fibromyalgia Through Herbal Supplements
There seems to be a misconception that the only way one can achieve relief from severe pain is through some form of medication. How common has it become in today’s society to seek pain relief through some form of medication or pill? Do not misunderstand me I do believe that there is a place and a time for medications and I do believe in their ability to soothe and heal, however I also believe that there are other forms of treatment that can be attempted or implemented that are safer for the body.
With a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia being so common and so very painful it is easy to recommend or suggest a pain killer to help ease the discomfort but the pain killer is only numbing the pain. Fibromyalgia is an intense condition of which there is no known cure so the patient is left to deal with their severe pain anyway they can and are often given some poor treatment advice. Poor treatment advice could include the encouraging of prescription medications before having attempted other treatments such as the implementing of herbal supplements.
The Benefit Of Herbal Supplements
For centuries the uses of herbal supplements have made a difference in individual’s life when it comes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia. With so many hazards connected to or associated with the use of prescription medication more chronic sufferers are leaning toward a natural or herbal approach to fibromyalgia treatment. Using a natural treatment such as an herbal supplement can help improve the quality of life due to the lack of side effects with their usage, prescription medications can decrease one’s ability to function by causing fatigue and other complications whereas the herbal supplements we are about to discuss produce energy while decreasing the pain.
Research has shown that Vitamin D can help with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. In fact, one specific study shows that individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia have lower levels of Vitamin D, thus increasing Vitamin D can help to lessen the symptoms caused by Fibromyalgia.
Fish Oil has omega-3 fatty acids which are known to be an anti-inflammatory which makes it an excellent source for reducing the pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
This particular supplement is a synthetic form of a compound which the body naturally produces. It is needed for immune function and plays a key role in the forming of cartilage and DNA. Research has shown that SAMe can lessen the symptoms of chronic pain as well as boost an individual’s spirits (good for those also experiencing depression).
When Capsaicin is used on the tender points of a person who suffers from Fibromyalgia a decrease in pain has been notated in some research.
Fibromyalgia is often caused because of tight muscles. Ribose can help to ease this pain because Ribose can help to loosen those muscles and help to improve the debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Magnesium can aid in relief from Fibromyalgia because when taken as an additional supplement it can help to reduce the muscle spasms, weakness, and back pain that are commonly associated with Fibromyalgia.
B- Complex Vitamins
All of the B- Complex vitamins (Folic Acid, Riboflavin, and Thiamine) can help to lessen inflammation that often causes the painful symptoms, these vitamins can also help to maintain muscle tone which is an added bonus to those with Fibromyalgia.
Research has shown that in individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia when 5-HTP was used as a treatment, individuals reported a significant decrease in their tender points as well as the amount of pain they were experiencing on a daily basis. Other benefits noted with the use of 5-HTP were improvements in sleep, morning stiffness, anxiety, as well as fatigue.
Brown Seaweed Extract
Research is proving that Brown Seaweed extract (a supplement) is proving highly successful in the fight against chronic pain. Studies have shown that taking Brown Seaweed extract can reduce joint pain and stiffness by as much as 52% and individuals notice these benefits within only one week of beginning treatment.
With no known cure for fibromyalgia those that suffer from this painful condition must find a way to treat it with their future in mind.