Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness characterized by widespread pain such as sore spots on muscles when touched, fatigue, poor quality sleep, hormonal imbalances, and a weakened immune system that leads to frequent infections.
Common Causes of Fibromyalgia
Chronic infections (viral, bacterial, yeast/fungus/mold, parasites, etc), hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, food allergies or intolerances, heavy metal and chemical toxicity, and unresolved psycho-emotional conflicts are often the culprits.
Just one or a combination of these problems can deplete body systems of their ability to function and produce energy. In the case of Fibromyalgia, pain also results.
Prior to treatment, a comprehensive assessment of the issues stated above can be done with conventional and alternative laboratories and muscle testing, specifically Autonomic Response Testing.
Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Conventional treatments for fibromyalgia use drugs to ease pain, to help with sleep and to relax muscles. But this merely treats the symptoms. A stronger approach is to figure out the root causes of fibromyalgia pain.
Key elements of treatment for fibromyalgia included persistent and structured detoxification, immune enhancement, and replacement of deficient nutrients and body building blocks., Many fibromyalgia patients benefit from probiotics such as Lactobacillus and acidophilus to better absorb nutrients. Many patients also need digestive enzymes to help digest their food.
Removing toxins is essential. The first step is to minimize the toxic exposures from your environment by using natural products for cleaning your living area and workspace. Learn the sources of toxins (home, yard, work, car, body products, pets, cosmetics and your foods) and eliminate exposure while detoxifying your body (see detoxification).
IMPORTANT NOTE: if the detoxification process is started before the body is prepared to detoxify, it can be an overwhelming stress to the body. This is why it is important to proceed with the help of an experienced physician.
After detoxification, the next critical step is to help the body overcome infections (viruses, bacteria, fungae and mycoplasm). Various products (e.g. immune boosters and powerful peptides) can assist the body’s ability to fight off any infection.
PMS & Fibromyalgia
Because the common causes of Fibromyalgia create imbalances in the hormonal system (especially the adrenals and thyroid), many women with fibromyalgia experience severe PMS or menopausal symptoms. Proper supplementation with vitamins and minerals, herbs and sometimes glandulars can help dramatically.