Stiff, Stretch And Symptoms Relief
A condition like fibromyalgia can come with a number of symptoms which can debilitate the sufferer for a number of hours or even days if left untreated. The important thing to focus on is that the symptoms are not the cause of the condition just the outward manifestation of the internal problem. However, if you minimize the symptoms of fibromyalgia, you can gain some relief from the pain and discomfort that they bring. Now, fibromyalgia symptoms vary from depression to soreness in muscles to anxiety and of course the intense joint pain that is ever aching. Most people would say to just treating the symptoms that you should attack the source. Well, many medical professionals have tried to locate a cure for the condition of fibromyalgia but they have not had any success as of late. So all the fibromyalgia sufferer can do is to treat the symptoms and gain relief that way.
Stiffness Is Common
Have you ever woken of so sore and stiff that you wonder what is going on with you and your body? I remember when I hadn’t worked out in a while and then I did a heavy work out and play so racquet ball to boot which really works every part of your body. The next morning I could barely move any of my arms or legs without crying out in pain which of course is my own fault for not wading in slowly to a workout regiment. But this is the everyday reality for the chronic sufferer with fibromyalgia; they will do next to nothing the day before and they will have such soreness and stiffness in their muscle and joints. There are actually 18 tender points throughout the body that if they experience chronic pain for more than 3 months, then you might have this syndrome which unfortunately has no cure.
Yoga has been often seen for its rejuvenating properties and place as a low impact and occasionally strength building exercise. In this article, the yoga classes we are discussing are of the gentle, curative nature. Depending on the class, it can be described as gentle hatha or hatha yoga. Yoga has been both statistically and clinically significant in helping patients combat serious fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain, fatigue, stiffness, poor sleep, depression, poor memory, anxiety and poor balance. It has helped to improve their quality of life and impacted their daily activities for the better. Pain was reduced by twenty-five percent, fatigue by thirty-one percent, and forty-four percent was depression’s results. Here are three ways to utilize yoga technique when not in a yoga class:
¨ Relaxation – While certain types of yoga can also help with strength and muscle building, this can come in handy later on. Initially, the most helpful aspect of yoga for fibromyalgia would be to know how to deeply relax the body and mind despite other distractions and sensations in the body, such as discomfort, fatigue, or pain. Once yoga becomes a habit, it will be easier to intentionally relax when needed outside of the class.
¨ Peace of mind – Having fibromyalgia can be extremely stressful, and with the addition of daily worries, the mind can become cluttered, which can exacerbate symptoms. By clearing the mind with yoga, you can become mentally stronger when coping with fibromyalgia. Hatha yoga breathing exercises can further induce relaxation, increase energy, heighten mental clarity, and bring peace of mind as well as enforcing a sense of well-being.
¨ Body awareness – Since yoga is a low impact exercise that uses minimal props, most of the exercising and stretching is done with the body alone. Body awareness in each yoga pose is also emphasized, so the person can understand how his or her own body works and how it reacts to certain poses. Through heightened body awareness, people with fibromyalgia can understand and manage their own body better than before. This can be extremely helpful when trying to control symptoms of 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).