Fibromyalgia is a common and complex chronic condition characterized by body-wide pain and tenderness in the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues, as well as sleep disturbances and fatigue. Some people also experience problems with cognitive functioning, IBS, headaches or migraines, anxiety, depression and environmental sensitivities. There is a big overlap between Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, making Fibromyalgia one of the hardest conditions to diagnose and treat. In this Blog post we’re going to take a closer look at 10 ways to help treat this condition naturally.
1.) Take Ginger to Alleviate the Pain
The use of ginger root has been used for thousands of years as medicinal use and has many proven health benefits. Use 1 to 5 grams of gingerroot on a daily basis to increase circulation to your affected muscles to reduce pain in these areas.
2.) Eat a Plant-Based Diet
Fibromyalgia sufferers will often have a congested lymphatic system. The lymphatic system involves removing waste matter from the muscles and other soft tissues areas of the body, so it can become overburdened with a typical diet that is high in meat, dairy, sugar and other inflammatory foods. A clean plant-based diet consisting of Fruit and vegetables are among the best foods to cleanse the lymphatic system and keep it working.
3.) Eliminate Possible Food Sensitivities From Your Diet
Food sensitivities and allergies can play a large part in aggravating inflammation within in the body so stay clear of any known sensitivities or allergies you have. The most common food types to cause inflammation include:
- Milk and Dairy Products
- Wheat and Grains containing Gluten
- Artificial Sweeteners and Caffeinated foods and beverages
4.) Gentle Exercise
Many Low impact exercises such as walking, biking and swimming are extremely beneficial for relieving the symptoms of chronic conditions like fibromyalgia.
5.) Better Sleep Management
A good night’s sleep has many health benefits. Here’s a quote from the National Sleep Foundation about Sleep and Fibromyalgia:
“For people with fibromyalgia, the combination of pain and sleep disturbance is a double-edged sword: the pain makes sleep more difficult and sleep deprivation exacerbates pain. The good news is that reduction in sleep disturbance is usually followed by improvement in pain symptoms. This also highlights the importance of healthy sleep in treating this disease.”
Here are some tips on how to improve sleep management:
6.) Natural Supplements
A natural therapeutic approach combining pain and sleep management with a course of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements can help to correct deficiencies and promote a significant improvement in Fibromyalgia symptoms. For more information on the recommendations of “Chief Nutrition Optimizer” Dr Chris Dawkins, visit our page on Natural Fibromyalgia Supplements
7.) Drink More Water
It may seem like common Sense, but this is one of the most important things you can do to help manage your fibromyalgia.
Begin each brand new day with a glass of water. Your body is naturally dehydrated in the morning. so a glass of water will help quench your thirst while help eliminate the toxins your body has been processing overnight.
Remember to keep drinking drinking water throughout the day. Basic guidelines for daily water intake is eight 8-ounce glasses, but try to drink more. Water detoxifies your body, which can help your muscle to recover from fibromyalgia flare-ups. Water will also reduce headaches, increase mental clarity and improve energy levels.