Fibromyalgia

March 25, 2013 in Home Page Approriate by Leslie Keating

Fibromyalgia is an illness that causes chronic pain in muscles and ligaments. Although this disorder affects about 4 million
Americans, the vast majority of them are women in their mid-30s to late-50s.
In addition to muscular pain and stiffness, this ailment can also cause fatigue,sleep problemsdepression, and an inability to think clearly.

Fibromyalgia Causes
While there is no known cause for fibromyalgia, recent research has revealed some new facts about the disease.
One of the new discoveries is that people with fibromyalgia process pain differently. The level of chemical in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) called substance P, which transmits pain impulses to the brain, is three times higher in people with the disease as in those who do
not have the condition. This likely causes someone with fibromyalgia to experience pain more intensely.

Other researchers believe fibromyalgia is caused by a lack of deep sleep.  It is during stage 4 sleep that muscles recover from the prior day’s activity, and the body refreshes itself. Sleep studies show that as people with fibromyalgia enter stage 4 sleep, they become more aroused and stay in a lighter form of sleep. Even though they may sleep for a long period of time, they get poor quality sleep.  Also, when researchers took normal volunteers and did not allow them to enter into stage 4 sleep, they developed symptoms similar to those of fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

  • Pain: The most prominent symptom of fibromyalgia is pain.
    Unlike arthritis, the discomfort is not in the joints but in the muscles and ligaments. The pain
    is commonly located in the neck, shoulders, back, and hips. The tenderness is worse in the mornings and has been
    described as flulike, burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing.
  • Fatigue: Another frequent complaint associated with fibromyalgia is fatigue. In fact, it occurs so commonly that some doctors think
    fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are the same disease. The severity of the fatigue can range from mild to incapacitating. In its worse form, fatigue can be so debilitating that some people have trouble keeping their jobs. No amount of sleep at night or rest during the day is helpful.
  • Fibrofog: Another common symptom is a mental haziness some people call fibrofog. This refers to the inability to concentrate, memory loss,
    and depression that occurs with fibromyalgia.
  • Fibrocysts:  These are felt as painful bb’s or balls within muscle and joints.  They cause extreme pain when touched.  These are energy cysts, they can be broken up with SCENAR and Low Level Laser.
  • Other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are headaches, nervousness, numbness, dizziness, and intestinal disturbances.

According to the American College of Rheumatology, before the diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be made, the muscle pain must be present for longer than three months. Also, pain must occur at specific sites on the body called tender points. There are 18 of these sensitive spots. Most are located on the neck and back.  Your doctor makes the diagnosis by applying mild pressure to the tender points. If discomfort occurs at 11 or more
of these points, then the physical exam is positive for fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Treatment

Self-Care at Home
Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms.

  • The most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, low-impact exercise. Keeping muscles conditioned and healthy by exercising
    three times a week decreases the amount of discomfort. It is important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, and biking rather than muscle-straining exercises such as weight training.  Besides helping with tenderness, regular exercises can also boost energy levels and help with sleep.
  • The use of Low Level Laser and Scenar Technologies.
  • Massage, and wraps using Detox Oil.
  • Completing the Candida Program.
  • Completing the Fibromyalgia program 3 times and continuing a healthy diet.
  • Continuing to use the Homeopathic Imprinter helps to break the cycle of fibromyalgia.