Naturopathic Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia, also called Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Fibromyositis, and Fibrositis, is a syndrome characterized by widespread moderate to severe and debilitating muscular pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and joint pain. Less than 50% of individuals with fibromyalgia report restless legs, leg cramps, numbness and tingling, impaired memory, impaired concentration, and depression.

A diagnosis is made by the constellation of symptoms, exclusion of other diagnoses, and 11 of 18 specific tender points that are painful from about 2.5 pounds of finger pressure. (1990 American College of Rheumatology)

Fibromyalgia is poorly understood and the cause is not known. It is thought of as an autoimmune disease and is often related to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Lyme Disease, Mycoplasma infection, history of abuse, and heavy metal toxicity among other conditions.

We offer hope for healing:

We understand that fibromyalgia (FMS) is a LIFE-ALTERING condition for most individuals. The pain alone is often debilitating, and many individuals find that their place in their family, relationships and society dramatically changes. Few find adequate relief from traditional western medicine, which typically prescribes drugs similar to codeine and morphine for pain, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, barbituates and other drugs for insomnia. Not only are many of these prescription drugs addictive, but also have side effects that further diminish quality of life.

Musculoskeletal pain and fatigue appears to be aggravated by hormonal changes and many women with FMS report an increase in pain and fatigue during the first half of their monthly menstrual cycle, a time when estrogen is relatively low.

Individuals with FMS appear to have decreased ability to get and use oxygen in muscle tissue. This increases toxicity in the muscle because the body can't get the toxins out without adequate blood flow, nor can it get enough nutrients in to heal the damaged cells.

Individuals with FMS have difficulty entering Stage 4 sleep. During this deep sleep portion of the sleep cycle, the body secretes growth hormone, which is necessary to stimulate tissue repair.

Naturopathy and natural treatment of Fibromyalgia:

You don't have to suffer any longer. We can help you navigate the many options of natural treatments for Fibromyalgia Syndrome and fine-tune a treatment program that works for you.