Fibromyalgia has a reputation for causing major pain and discomfort in the musculoskeletal system. It is often accompanied with fatigue, mood, and memory symptoms. Common treatments include an arsenal of medications such as pain medication, anti-depressants, and even anti-seizure medication. These medications can carry heavy risks and strong side effects that can often times be as bad if not worse than the fibromyalgia symptoms. To challenge medicinal treatment here are 4 alternative treatments for Fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture – This ancient Chinese therapy gains its success by providing balance and energy to the body by means of fine needles inserted into the skin. The idea is that the puncture will change the flow of blood and neurotransmitters to the brain, thus alleviating pain.
Tai Chi & Yoga – Combining meditation, breathing, stretching, and balance, Tai Chi and Yoga help treat Fibromyalgia both mentally and physically. Elongating the muscles and strengthening the core of the body helps give more strength and balance, while mediation can help to diffuse the emotional effect of pain.
Chiropractic Therapy – Aligning the spine and the balancing the chemicals in the brain helps to reduce the amount of pain that the brain perceives. Proper alignment also reduces tension and pressure on the musculoskeletal system which will reduce fatigue and reduce discomfort.
Massage Therapy – Massage has a long history dating back thousands of years. Incorporating muscle relaxation with pressure points promotes slower heart rate, calmer demure, and muscle healing. It also encourages overall relaxation to give energy to combat fatigue.
Trying any one of these methods can increase pain management and discomfort caused by Fibromyalgia. However, your best results will be achieved when you incorporate your own treatment plan using all of these practices in one capacity or another.