Make The Quality Of Life A Good One
The quality of life often depends on the circumstances one is living in and the choices he or she makes regarding his or her personal health. We are not always able to dictate what happens to use physically but there are choices we make that could have an effect on which direction our health goes. If we eat poorly than we cannot expect to have healthy organs and a lean and fit middle section it is impossible, however, eating right and making smart choices with personal activity helps promote a lean and fit body.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that we are unable to control being diagnosed with, the exact cause of this painful condition is still unknown so at this point in time we are unable to say for certain if we can cause this condition, however those that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia has the power to control the effects the condition has over them. Fibromyalgia may not have a cure but there are several treatments that have been studied and researched with the intent of providing relief for fibromyalgia sufferers. Treatment options would include the use of medications or the use of natural / holistic methods.
The body is designed to handle many things it can take hits and bounce back, but there are things that the body negatively reacts to such as the overuse of medications. Using medications to treat fibromyalgia could have serious complications such as:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- Bizarre Behavior
- Black or Bloody Stools
- Chest Pain
- Decreased Concentration
- Decreased Coordination
- Exaggerated Reflexes
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Fever, chills or sore throat
- Memory Loss
- New or worsening mental or mood changes (examples: agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness or inability to sit still)
- Persistent or severe ringing in the ears
- Persistent, painful erection
- Red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- Severe or persistent anxiety or trouble sleeping
- Severe or persistent headache or dizziness
- Significant weight loss
- Stomach pain
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Unusual bone pain or unexplained swelling
- Tenderness or bruising
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Unusual weakness
- Vision changes
- Worsening of depression
Reactions such as these to medications could drastically decrease one’s quality of life therefor we must ask the question – is it worth it?
Preventing life disruptions is the goal with fibromyalgia treatments therefore one must choose a treatment that is effective as well as safe and there are many natural methods that will help promote a happy and healthy life. Natural treatments would include:
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
- Diet and Nutrition
Acupuncture as a therapy originated as traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patents of energy that flow through the body are and essential to total body health. Acupuncture uses stimulation of specific acu-points on the skin by inserting needles that range in length from 1 cm to 10 cm. A typical treatment involves the use of 5 to 15 needles and the generally the acu-points vary during each treatment session.
The two main symptoms that are presented by the condition of Fibromyalgia are fatigue and pain. Massage therapy can aid in lessening both of these symptoms by helping the Fibromyalgia suffer to be able to experience less pain, obtain more sleep, and also to help relax some of the tightened and stiff muscles that can contribute to much of the pain. Research has proven that the use of massage therapy as a form of Fibromyalgia treatment can help Fibromyalgia sufferers experience deeper levels of sleep and lessen levels of pain and fatigue. The way that massage therapy accomplishes this is by using the different forms of massage to help oxygenate the body as a whole which can decrease the severity of symptoms that a Fibromyalgia sufferer will experience.
Chiropractic care regularly falls within the category of alternative treatment; however it is becoming much more accepted by both the mainstream medical community as well as an acceptable form of Fibromyalgia treatment. The main determination behind the concept of chiropractic care is to aid in lessening symptoms of pain and other issues by correcting any imbalances in the skeletal configuration. The forms of adjustment 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.