People with fibromyalgia have chronic pain that results from inflamed muscle and tissue. Fibromyalgia causes painful and achy spots in the muscle, and can prevent people from being active. Pain can range from mild to severe, and some people who have fibromyalgia have a hard time getting out of bed.
Aside from the chronic muscle pain, fibromyalgia can also lead to anxiety, depression, isolation, and others due to the pain endured by sufferers.
As treatment, people try various different methods including: massage, acupuncture, drug treatments, homeopathy, stress relief exercises, meditation, exercise, and others. There are many lifestyle changes that people with fibromyalgia pain must make.
People with fibromyalgia often suffer from fatigue, and have a hard time sleeping. Even when they first wake up, they may feel tired and not rested. Therefore, it is important for people to manage their stress levels, and to work to try to avoid depression and isolation.
There are different drug treatments used to ease the pain of fibromyalgia. Corticosteroids and NSAIDS are treatments that can ease pain, but they can also have adverse side effects.
Many people are seeking alternative methods of healing, including homeopathic and natural/alternative medicine. These methods use natural substances to treat conditions and diseases.
One natural method to ease fibromyalgia is taking colloidal silver (2-4 ounces per day). Proteolytic and digestic enzymes can be taken to help dissolve fibrin.
Other natural supplements that may help include: curcumin, magnesium, Nigella sativa (blackseed oil), and herbal oleander. All of these work with the immune system. Nigella sativa may help fibromyalgia.
It has been estimated that 80-95% of people with fibromyalgia are magnesium deficient. Magnesium is a necessary nutrient for over 300 biochemical functions in the body.
Colloidal silver has been very effective in helping to treat fibromyalgia symptoms. Herbal oleander is a powerful immune booster and can be helpful in relieving fibromyalgia. This should be taken in a proven supplement form, as it can be toxic in high doses.
Vitamin D3 is am immune modulator and D3 deficiency has been linked to immune disorders. Circumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and is an immune modulator that relieves pain and inflammation.
Garlic and Echinacea strengthen the immune system and improve circulation. Capsaicin cream uses an ingredient from peppers to relieve pain topically.
A vitamin B12 deficiency can contribute to fibromyalgia. And people who are not sleeping well can try skullcap and valerian to assist in sleep.
Eating apples and drinking apple juice can be helpful, as apples contain malic acid, which has been shown to ease inflammation and pain.
It is also suggested to eat omega 3’s and other essential fatty acids. Eating yogurt is also beneficial, as yogurt contains active cultures.
It is recommended to avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners, and to cut back on whole grain foods and bleached flour.
Another alternative medicine method is acupuncture. This has been accepted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a verified pain management solution. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese practice that involves using small needed to poke the skin, opening qi and allowing body energy to flow.
Natural foods and supplements including parsley, chlorella and cilantro are all good for helping the body remove heavy metals.
Niacin and niacinamide are also recommended supplements. Niacinamide slows down the body’s natural detox phase, while niacin speeds up phase 2 of the body’s natural detox process. In the first phase, the toxins are reduced to smaller fragments, and in phase 2 the fragments are bound to other molecules. In this process, other non-toxic molecules are eliminated by urine or stool.
If someone has an overload of toxins, it can cause a problem. This problem is believed to lead in part to fibromyalgia and to other issues such as chronic fatigue.
People with fibromyalgia should also be sure to exercise, and should try low-impact sports and activities such as cycling and swimming. Staying active is great for muscles and joints.
All of these mentioned are alternative medicines to traditional drugs. These treatments are safe when used in the appropriate doses, and have less interaction and adverse affects than pharmaceutical drugs.
Many people are turning to alternative medicine after years spent on pharmaceutical drugs to no avail. These supplements are all-natural and are a great option for those who do not want to take drugs that are produced by the pharmaceutical industry.
It is important to consult a homeopathic or naturopathic doctor to discuss the proper supplements to take for fibromyalgia. Natural treatments such as Nigella seeds and others should be strongly considered for those who want an alternative method for dealing with chronic pain from fibromyalgia.