Oil Therapy, Adjustments and Fibro Pain
Fibromyalgia prescription may seem like a good idea but they do present any interesting argument as to why trustworthy physicians prescribe them even when they know they cause side effects to a normal user. You see, as an easily taken and given fibromyalgia treatment, pills are the most common form of fibromyalgia prevention out in your community today. Even though knowing the risks, most fibromyalgia sufferers are not willing to take the time to research natural treatment options or they have done the research and have quit the hunt, conceding that prescription medication is the only way to receive any relief from their pain and agony. I tell you though to not give up because right now I will share with you a number of natural treatment option for fibromyalgia so that you don’t have to be stuck with a drug. Massage therapy, acupuncture, herbal remedies, chiropractic adjustment and even aroma therapy can help minimize your fibromyalgia symptoms and lessen the fibromyalgia occurrences in your life.
Using Only The Essential Oils
For therapeutic massage, it is suggested to use 10 to 12 drops of essential oils in one ounce of carrier oil. Carrier oil can be a cold-pressed nut, seed or vegetable oil. The use of fractionated coconut oil is strongly suggested since it is clear, light and odorless. This oil also does not oxidize, so there is total skin penetration. Lavender is suggested as a part of a mixture to help with pain, stress, sleep and headaches. For pain relief, many sufferers suggest combining lavender with peppermint oil and helichrysum oil. This combination is said to create an anti-inflammatory effect. Lavender alone is said to help for stress and anxiety relief. This stress relief is also said to help relax the fibromyalgia sufferer to sleep. Other helpful oils for stress relief and peaceful sleep include marjoram, neroli and jasmine. For some fibromyalgia sufferers, a combination of these oils may be most useful. The intense and painful headaches that come with the condition of fibromyalgia can sometimes be treated with peppermint or lavender oil. Not all oils are created the same. It is best to do some research prior to purchasing any essential oils. It is also important to ensure that pure essential oils are being purchased.
Morning Of Pain
Fibromyalgia can cause mornings to be even more complicated. The pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia is most commonly felt in the soft tissue, muscle, tendons and joints. Soft tissue is located in several spots on the body such as: the elbow, neck, back, knees, shins, hips and shoulders. The pain is often felt the most at night and the individual suffering from the pain often struggles to find time to sleep and once he or she finally falls asleep the night is often interrupted from the pain and the fibromyalgia patient wakes up stiff, uncomfortable and just plain miserable the next day.
Waking up in pain is no way to start your day that is why it is important that those who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia learn as much as he or she can about their condition. By educating oneself the individual diagnosed can decrease his or her misery and hopefully find answers to help ease their discomfort levels. One of the first things that fibromyalgia sufferers want to know is what is causing their fibromyalgia. Sadly there is no one answer only theories. Medical professionals have several theories on the matter of fibromyalgia and knowing these various theories could help. A Few theories would include:
- Central Sensitization
- Physical or emotional trauma
- Sleep disturbances
- Genetic predisposition
- Dopamine dysfunction (hypodopaminergia)
- Abnormal serotonin metabolism
- Deficient growth hormone (GH) secretion
- Psychological factors
Vitamins C can help to protect the muscles form free radical induced damage, reduces inflammation and helps to support the immune system, which are all important aspects of overall health for the Fibromyalgia sufferer.
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.