Treating Fibromyalgia Without Worry
When presented by a medical professional a treatment option such as the use of prescription medications, fibromyalgia sufferers have reason to be concerned. The reason that fibromyalgia sufferers should be concerned when being offered medications as a form of treatment for their fibromyalgia pain and symptoms has to do with the long list of side effects that are often connected with their usage. Side effects of prescription medications would include:
Common Side Effects:
- Decrease in sexual desire
- Difficulty with coordination
- Dry Mouth
- Unpleasant Taste
Working with a medical professional can help decrease the chances of the following severe complications.
Severe Side Effects:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- Unusual Hoarseness
- Aggressive Behavior
- Breast Growth
- Chest Pain
- Memory Problems (example: amnesia)
- Mental or mood changes
- Painful menstrual periods
- Severe mood swings
- Suicidal thoughts
- Swelling of hands or feet
- Symptoms of infection (examples: fever, sore throat, sinus or chest congestion)
- Unusual or disturbing thoughts
Side effects such as these could decrease not only the quality of life but the expectancy of life as well. More and more people are turning toward natural treatment options so that they are better able to treat their fibromyalgia pain and symptoms without worry or concern. Worry free treatments would include:
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
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. Massage therapy can help Fibromyalgia sufferers find relief from their symptoms specifically by:
- Improving Sleep
- Reducing Swelling, Pain, and Stiffness in the Joints & Muscles
- Decreasing Anxiety & Stress
- Increasing Blood Circulation
- Increasing Flexibility
- Increasing the Range of Motion
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.
Chiropractic care as used for Fibromyalgia treatment has become increasingly more popular because of the ability for chiropractic care to benefit the Fibromyalgia sufferer and offer pain and stress relief that is so often related to Fibromyalgia. Many Fibromyalgia sufferers suffer from ongoing backaches, foot pain, or leg cramps, and chiropractic care can aid in lessening those symptoms.
Fibromyalgia syndrome is an extremely difficult disorder to have to endure. As a result, more and more fibromyalgia patients are looking towards alternative treatments to help reduce their symptoms and manage their fibromyalgia syndrome.
Coping with fibromyalgia is particularly difficult because the symptoms are invisible as well as chronic and a person can’t simply “get over” fibromyalgia with the passage of neither time nor wishful thinking, no matter how much they may want to. So therefore, among other alternative methods, aromatherapy promises to help fibromyalgia sufferers decrease their pain, while improving their mood and outlook on life.