Having pain for an hour is miserable but, when you have fibromyalgia you have chronic pain all day every day. It is excruciating and makes you not want to go on with the day. These days there are more options than just pain pills to live off of everyday. We all know that pain pills can make you groggy and tired after the pain pill has kicked in, you don’t feel like yourself anymore. People with fibromyalgia are starting to turn toward more natural ways to help relieve their symptoms so they can get back to being themselves and enjoying their life without being drugged all day every day. There are many types of natural treatments; acupuncture, seeing a chiropractor, massage, biofeedback, herbal medication, and meditation. But how can any of these treatments help you? And who do you need to ask about starting these treatments?
Acupuncture has been known to help people living with fibromyalgia by inserting the needle into your skin, twisting, and manipulating. This helps release endorphins which happen to be our own body’s opioids; just like a medication you can get from your provider but, they are your own natural opioids. This has been proven to work by changing our brain chemistry by how we release neurotransmitters. It may seem more painful in the short term, from what I heard it is just a tiny uncomfortable pinch, but, it has been proven to help relieve been all over the body which includes headaches and back pain.
Patients all over the world see chiropractors even if they don’t have fibromyalgia. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to align our bodies back to the more natural position. This can help fibromyalgia patients because they use pressure points to help with our body’s range of motion. After alignment your body will sit in a more natural position making movement easier for you, your body, and your muscles. This helps fibromyalgia patients because it can remove pain from other places in your body after alignment.
Massage is another practice that every day people can use even without pain. Massage is something that is looked at as a relaxing process and also a healing process. If you get a Swedish massage, the person giving it will use light pressure to help get blood flowing in the direction of the heart as well as circulation moving better. With a deep-tissue massage they will be pushing a lot harder and at some points may have to use their elbows so they can guarantee to get clear down in the deep tissue. Both of these massage techniques can be used to release the pain of fibromyalgia. Neither one has been proven to work better than the other so it just depends on what you are looking for out of a massage and that will decide what one you need to get. In some cases people use massage as both a healing and a relaxing chance so if it doesn’t relieve your pain it will help you relax a little more in turn taking your mind off of the pain you are having.
Biofeedback is used in releasing pain from fibromyalgia by getting to know your body’s process and how to control what is happening in your body. This technique uses electronic measurements to measure the stress related responses in your own body. This means, when you know something is causing the pain and can identify what it is you will be able to control what happens. They use electronic measurement so they can inform you of when your body is receiving this stress. Once you know how when and how your body receives the stress you will be able to put your body at ease and relax to lose the pain that would have come on strong and hard.
Taking herbal medication is something everyone young or old can do. There hasn’t been any specific treatment proven to help fibromyalgia but, it has proven to help with sleeping at night and giving you more energy during the day. At this point in your life, you will need all the energy during the day and the sleep at night you can get. Pain during the day is one thing but, you should be able to relax at night and let your body try to recover as much as it can. Getting a good night’s sleep has been proven to help our body’s heal faster than a person getting less sleep at night.
How would you feel being able to channel all of your pain into one spot and releasing it out into the world? You could make yourself feel a lot better and feel more at ease if you could do this every day. Meditation is all about centering all of your pain and putting your mind at ease. This can help get rid of your pain because you are centered on just relaxing just in that moment. It has been proven that meditation has produced mind waves that are the same as serenity and happiness mind waves. Meditation helps you be able to distract yourself from your pain and focus just on relaxing. Meditation can be used for many things other than just fibromyalgia. Meditation can be used every day to relax yourself before you start your day, you can meditate before a meeting, before a stressful part of the day, or to wind down at the end of the night.
With all of these natural treatments such as; acupuncture, massage, visiting the chiropractor, biofeedback, herbal medication, and meditation it is easy to get caught up in all of it. Keep in mind that some of these remedies should be used in conjunction with medications or other things provided or prescribed by your regular physician. Also know that these treatments should not be used without consulting with your physician even if you don’t have any physical or mental problems. It is your responsibility to speak with a professional before you start any of these treatments.
Fibromyalgia does not have to take over your life. You shouldn’t have to worry about day to day activities just because of your fibromyalgia and you definitely shouldn’t have to have fibromyalgia take away the life from you. Fibromyalgia is a serious problem and with the right help and the right care you can start feeling better today. So all you have to do is look at your treatment options, speak with your doctor about what you would like to do, and start your treatments. You are only a step away from being pain and worry free. You can be happy again and spend time with your friends and family. So why don’t you start now and take the next step to happiness? It won’t take much to get you feeling the best that you can.