Natural Treatment of Fibromyalgia

· July 16, 2014

Fibromyalgia (often also referred to as FM or FMS) is a disorder that causes episodes of muscle pain and exhaustion that can grow more frequent over time, especially in women. The difficulties associated with diagnosing and treating this disorder motivate a lot of people to seek more natural solutions. In this article, we will be discussing some of the key ways to alleviate your symptoms naturally.

The emotional factor

The psychosomatic explanation often attributed to this disorder includes depression, anxiety, and other stress-related disorders. We should keep these emotional states in mind as we move forward with homeopathic treatments or Bach flower remedies, so as to see if we can uncover any specific stress-related triggers or causes.

If the emotional component carries a lot of weight in your case and/or you experience other symptoms of depression, St. John’s wort (also known as Tipton’s weed, rosin rose, goat weed, chase-devil, or Klamath weed) or tryptophan can be taken with food or as a supplement in order to alleviate those feelings a bit.

Proper diet and nutrition

As with all natural courses of treatment, diet is of the essence. A possible cause of Fibromyalgia could lie in a long-term diet lacking in nutrition, in which case a full-system cleanse may be required. We recommend the following type of detox:

  • Start the treatment with one or two days of an exclusively fruit-and-vegetable diet (raw or steamed)
  • For 15 days, you will want to take 3 to 4 cups daily of some sort of purifying infusion (dandelion, milk thistle, edible burdock, salix alba or white widow, natural analgesics, etc.)
  • After the initial two weeks, your diet should continue to be rich in fruits, vegetables, and other legumes and cereals, and low in proteins and animal fats, and avoiding refined foods and salt. You should try to keep as alkaline a diet as possible, as fatigue is known to acidify our systems.

Our diet should include foods rich in magnesium, such as fish, apples, apricots, bananas, figs, peaches, dry fruits, alfalfa, and buckwheat. 

Malic acid should be considered fundamental. We can easily add this to our diet as a supplement or simply by consuming an apple a day!

In addition, we recommend eating foods such as wheat germ, honey, oats, and noni or Indian mulberry.

In some cases, there may be certain jjkkdddfood allergies or sensitivities that should be taken into account. The most common sensitivities are gluten and lactose.

Another issue to be aware of, as it may have a strong influence on the condition, is the presence of intestinal parasites. We should take steps to avoid constipation (via adequate consumption of fiber), maintain the proper bacterial balance in our intestines, and take specific supplements. Should this be something you are suffering from, we recommend consulting a naturopathic specialist.

In general, we should seek natural treatments for any and all systemic imbalances we have: anemia, constipation, insomnia, etc. If we can improve our daily malaises, then our general health and well-being will also improve.

Other natural therapies

Light exercise, such as walking, stretching or yoga, and various other therapies such as reiki, light massages, or cupping therapy, can also be beneficial.