Who Would Have Thought
For decades medicine has been the number one treatment choice amongst fibromyalgia sufferers, however now there seems to be a new treatment wave coming through. Who would have through ten years ago that the following treatment options would be so popular in helping eliminate and reduce the pain connected with fibromyalgia?
Diet And Nutrition
While we do know that eating a balanced diet of the right kind of whole foods helps with the body’s ability to function better, it is especially important for people who suffer with fibromyalgia to have a well-balanced diet. Patients with fibromyalgia should consume more raw fruits and vegetables than people who don’t have fibromyalgia because of these food items contain crucial enzymes that help aid in the digestion process. Researchers have found that Vitamin K helps calcium deposit into the bones which makes the bones denser. Vitamin K can be found in the following food items:
- Dark leafy greens
Some people who suffer with fibromyalgia have food allergies or sensitivities to certain foods or specific food groups causing the body’s response to inflammation to be different than those individuals who aren’t affected the same way. Foods or food groups that can cause some sensitivities or even allergies to people with fibromyalgia can include:
Foods To Avoid
Research has also shown that there are some food groups that should be avoided in order to better improve your symptoms, pain and overall life while living with fibromyalgia. These groups are listed as the following:
- Simple carbohydrates, sugar and high fructose
- Yeast and Gluten
- Nightshade plants
- Dairy products
- Food additives such as MSG
Eliminate The Bad
While there is no hard evidence that eliminating simple carbohydrates, yeast or gluten from a person’s diet will have a huge impact on a the condition of fibromyalgia, it has been proven to reduce some related pain and fatigue for those that that suffer with fibromyalgia. It can also help reduce symptoms of chronic yeast infections.
If you suffer with fibromyalgia and find that you have some food sensitivities or allergies, you should keep a journal containing the food that you have consumed and note whether or not you have had any reactions to that particular food. By doing this, you can discover that certain foods or food groups can trigger pain or allergies. If you make any discoveries, you can eliminate those certain foods and hopefully experience fewer symptoms and less pain.
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. One of the common problems that is often found among Fibromyalgia sufferers it is a condition referred to as upper cervical spinal stenosis. This condition causes the coverings of the spine to become compressed. Because upper cervical spinal stenosis is commonly prevalent among Fibromyalgia sufferers can use chiropractic care as well as adjustments and manipulations, in relieving the compression on the spine.
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. Acupuncture aims to treat the particular symptoms that are unique to each Fibromyalgia sufferer. Individual treatment is vital for achieving relief as each person deals with and experiences differing Fibromyalgia symptoms.
Studies have proven that in fact acupuncture can be beneficial to providing relief in Fibromyalgia sufferers especially in regards to pain and relaxation which aids in lessening fatigue. Many individuals who have used Fibromyalgia as a course of treatment for Fibromyalgia symptoms reported having an overall decrease in pain after only one session, and most reported an ability to fall asleep naturally and sleep deeper and longer on the nights that followed an acupuncture session. Other areas which acupuncture can be of benefit to Fibromyalgia Sufferers are by:
- Lessens Pain
- Lessens Fatigue
- Increasing Energy Levels
- Increases Relaxation
- Aids in Immunity (Better overall Health)
- Very Low Risk
- No Drug Interactions