By Natural Advocate | August 26, 2012 - 8:47 am - Posted in Alternative Therapies, Natural Pain Relief

Fibromyalgia can be a great robber of life enjoyment and overall happiness. It can contribute to depression because of the pervasive pain and discomfort that accompanies this disorder.  Are there alternative therapies and treatments that really ease the discomfort, for this often-times debilitating disease?

This mysterious ailment is defined as a chronic musculoskeletal disorder with symptoms of widespread and persistent muscle and soft tissue pain and inflammation, fatigue, and tenderness in several key points of the body such as the neck, shoulders and hips. Fatigue is often present in the more severe cases of fibromyalgia, and the degree of pain also depends on the severity of the disorder in the individual.

What Causes Inflammation and How Can You Treat It Naturally?

Flare ups can be caused by stress, muscle injury or over usage of the muscles. Alternative therapies for fibromyalgia like are being perfected as we speak, and there are some promising therapies and treatments in development now that can really help improve people’s lives.

Be sure to incorporate adequate amounts of minerals such as zinc, magnesium and calcium in your diet. These minerals are indirectly responsible for the health and oxygen absorption of your major muscles. Adequate amounts of these minerals, like exercise, will help ensure adequate oxygen delivery to the muscles. Not only that, this helps offset any type of fatigue caused by the disorder.

Also be sure to get plenty of antioxidants in your diet. Antioxidants help destroy free radicals, which are often responsible for the destruction and aging of tissue, including the muscle tissue. Antioxidants are found in abundance in dark leafy green vegetables and brightly colored fruits and vegetables like peppers and oranges.

There are many traditional therapies prescribed to treat fibromyalgia. They range from traditional treatment with NSAID’s (a powerful prescription pain killer which inhibits pain-triggering chemicals from releasing in one’s body and reduces swelling which often contributes to pain) and other anti inflammatories, to magnet therapy, physical and massage therapy, and herbal treatments.

Essential Lifestyle Adjustments

One of the best lifestyle changes for fibromyalgia patients is moderate movement. It is imperative to feed the muscles of the body oxygen by keeping the blood flowing and circulating constantly. This will help reduce any swelling, hence reducing pain, as well as provide the necessary nutrients (oxygen and blood circulation) to your muscles that they need to function properly, and to heal themselves.

In addition to these lifestyle guidelines, you may want to try an alternative herbal fibromyalgia therapy in order to manage flare ups, or as a supplement to your diet in order to reduce daily pain.

Formulated with the right combination of botanical and herbal compounds, the right herbal fibromyalgia pain reducer will reduce the pain naturally, without the undesirable, sometimes addictive, and health threatening side effects of common prescribed anti-inflammatories for fibromyalgia.

As a supplemental therapy for fibromyalgia, it can prove to be a huge benefit in fibormyalgia patient’s lives.

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