Pharmaceutical Methods Verses Holistic Methods
Fibromyalgia? Does it exist? This is the multi-million dollar question. Those who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia would have to say yes it is a very real condition but the debate over condition legitimacy is not between the patients it is between medical professionals. The main reason that fibromyalgia is so difficult to understand has to do with the little known information about the condition.
Most people rely heavily on the knowledge and expertise of their medical professionals when it comes to certain health issues and concern, but the frustrating part of a condition like fibromyalgia is that medical professionals are still unclear about fibromyalgia and what causes fibromyalgia. Medical professional are also unclear as to how to treat fibromyalgia and to what extent fibromyalgia affects a person’s daily existence. This may seem like grim news and in a lot of ways it is, however there is some information available about this mysterious condition and studies and information have surfaced over the years and now serve as insight into this otherwise odd and uncertain condition known as fibromyalgia.
What The Experts Say
Further confusion regarding fibromyalgia has come in recent years due to the conflicting opinions of some health care providers and the opinion of the National Institutes Of Health and belief of the American College Of Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia has been categorized or recognized as a condition or disorder that can be diagnosed through the National Institute Of Health, and the American College of Rheumatology. The National Institute Of Health as well as the American College Of Rheumatology believe that fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder and is caused by a neurobiological abnormity which than produces a physiological and cognitive deficiency whereas most health care providers do not believe that fibromyalgia is a disease.
The argument for the health care providers is that In order for a condition to be recognized as a disease there has to be a set or list of abnormities upon being physically examined and through objective diagnostic testing.
What To Do With All The Pain?
You do not have to live in and with chronic fibromyalgia pain there are treatment options. Though there is no known cure at this time for fibromyalgia, there are still things a fibromyalgia suffer can do to help relieve the severe and limiting symptoms of fibromyalgia. When it comes to treating a mysterious condition such as fibromyalgia, selecting a treatment option can be a bit tricky so it is important that the fibromyalgia patient take his or her time and seek the advice and counsel of a medical professional before attempting to treat their condition on their own. When looking to treat fibromyalgia, the patient will find his or herself faced with two choices.
~Treatment Through Pharmaceutical Means
~Treatment Though Natural Methods
Both treatment choices can and will help fibromyalgia patients find relief; however, there are differences between the two and the differences can have a profound effect on the fibromyalgia patients overall health and wellbeing.
Most fibromyalgia patients that choose to take the pharmaceutical approach due so to the ease of use and the convenience that comes with swallowing a pill. Though one might originally think that the pharmaceutical approach is the safest and most effective route to take they often find their original theory incorrect once the side effect begin to manifest. As the side effects begin to take over the body and render one miserable and helpless, so the patient begins to consider other treatment options that might be safer.
Safer Treatment Options For The Consideration
There are a multiple
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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. Massage therapy can help Fibromyalgia sufferers find relief from their symptoms specifically by:
2.Reducing Swelling, Pain, and Stiffness in the Joints & Muscles
3.Decreasing Anxiety & Stress
4.Increasing Blood Circulation
6. Increasing the Range of Motion