What Is the Best Solution For You?
Decisions might be easier to accept and move forward with if we were not the ones who had to make them. Making the right choice regarding a certain direction or path in life is scary. The wrong decision could ultimately alter the course of one’s life. When a decision is made for us it relieves the pressure of making the wrong decision. Correct decision making is vital to living a healthy life upon being diagnosed with a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can be described in one word – painful. Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the joints and creates body wide pain.
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. The painful spots on the body are referred to as tender spots and are felt in the various locations we have already mentioned. The pain will start in a location such as the knee and then spread out to include the whole leg.
The pain or feelings that correspond with fibromyalgia have been described as a:
~Numbness And Tingling in the hands and feet
The painful sensations mentioned are felt in areas of the body where soft tissue exists and soft tissues exist in eighteen different placeson the body. The following is only a few of the places where soft tissue predominates and where fibromyalgia pain could be felt.
It is important that those who feel they may be experiencing the starting stages of fibromyalgia seek out a diagnosis. Fibromyalgia and its symptoms can resemble many other condition such as arthritis and lupus so it is always best to get a clear diagnosis before seeking out a treatment solution.
Once a diagnosis has been made those with fibromyalgia have several treatment solution he or she could consider for implementation. The problem lies not with what treatments are available but which treatments are the safest to implement. Medical professionals will want to encourage the use of medications but the reality is that most medication used for treating fibromyalgia can cause adverse side effects whereas choosing a natural solution will not only offer up health and wellness but will do so without causing any further health complications.
So what solutions are available?
Prescription medications are used to bring pain under control, improve sleep, increase energy and help improve the mood of fibromyalgia sufferers. While doctors can use a whole range of medications, the most commonly prescribed medications would be these four.
1. Anti-inflammatory medication
2. Anti-depressant medications
4.Muscle relaxant medications
Natural solutions could range from therapy to acupuncture.
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.