Finding Fibromyalgia Relief Without The Use Of Medications
Fibromyalgia is often treated by modern medicine with the use of traditional prescription medications. However, many of these prescription medications can cause negative side effects, or even worse they can become habit forming to the patients who are taking them to try and find relief. Alternative options have been around for years and provide a much more holistic approach to Fibromyalgia relief while at the same time lessening the symptoms of Fibromyalgia as well as benefiting the overall well-being of the Fibromyalgia sufferer.
Massage Therapy & Fibromyalgia Relief
Two of the main complaints of individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia are symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Massage therapy can aid with both of these symptoms by helping the Fibromyalgia sufferer to be able to relax and therefore experience less pain and be able to obtain a more restful sleep. Research has proven that massage therapy can help to improve the sleep patterns among Fibromyalgia sufferers which in turn lessen the fatigue they will experience. In other studies, research showed that Fibromyalgia sufferers who received regular massage slept better overall and had lower levels of pain. Massage therapy is able to provide this relief from Fibromyalgia symptoms because massage therapy helps to oxygenate the body as a whole (as well as specific tender points) which can reduce the severity of still and/or painful locations. A few of the specific techniques that have been proven to provide relief for Fibromyalgia sufferers when used as preventative relief treatment; Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Positional Release Techniques, Reflexology, Passive Stretching, Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation, Energy Healing, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, as well as Neuromuscular Therapy. More specifically massage therapy can aid in lessening the symptoms of Fibromyalgia by:
- Increasing Blood Circulation
- Increasing Flexibility
- Increasing the Range of Motion
- Decreasing Stress and/or Anxiety
- Reducing Swelling, Stiffness, as well as Pain
- Improving upon Sleep
Acupuncture & Fibromyalgia Relief
Acupuncture aims to treat the particular symptoms that are unique to each Fibromyalgia sufferer. Individual treatment is vital for achieving relief as each person deals with and experiences differing Fibromyalgia symptoms. Studies have proven that in fact acupuncture can be beneficial to providing relief in Fibromyalgia sufferers especially in regards to pain and relaxation which aids in lessening fatigue. Many individuals who have used Fibromyalgia as a course of treatment for Fibromyalgia symptoms reported having an overall decrease in pain after only one session, and most reported an ability to fall asleep naturally and sleep deeper and longer on the nights that followed an acupuncture session. Other areas which acupuncture can be of benefit to Fibromyalgia Sufferers is by: lessening pain, lessening fatigue, increasing energy levels, aiding in immunity, increasing relaxation, being very low risk, as well as not have any drug interactions.
Chiropractic Care & Fibromyalgia Relief
In recent years chiropractic care among Fibromyalgia sufferers has become increasingly more popular because of the ability for chiropractic care to help offer pain and stress relief that is so often associated with Fibromyalgia. Many Fibromyalgia sufferers deal with ongoing backaches, leg cramps, or foot pain and chiropractic care can help to decrease these symptoms.
Chiropractic care itself often falls within the category of alternative treatment; however it is becoming much more accepted by both the mainstream medical community as well as individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia. The main purpose of chiropractic care is to aid in lessening symptoms of pain and other issues by correcting any imbalances in the skeletal structure. The forms of correction of the skeletal structure are made through techniques such as stretches, adjustments, as well as manipulations where the imbalance can be restored and results in lessening of symptoms.
Among Fibromyalgia sufferers it is common for individuals to suffer from a condition referred to as upper cervical spinal stenosis. This condition causes the coverings of the spine to become compressed; this compression can cause severe pain which the Fibromyalgia sufferer can deal with on a daily basis when correct treatment is not prioritized. Because upper cervical spinal stenosis is commonly prevalent among Fibromyalgia sufferers chiropractic care (adjustments and manipulations) can help with relieving the compression on the spine.
For many years Chiropractic care has received a bad rap among the modern medical world. However, it is important to note that recent studies have proven that chiropractic care can in fact be beneficial to Fibromyalgia sufferers. Chiropractic care can aid in providing relief from pain as well as fatigue, and in fact many Fibromyalgia sufferers have noted improvement in sleep after chiropractic care had been given.