Natural Pain Remedies for Fibromyalgia



There are many natural anti-inflammatories to relieve the pain associated with fibromyalgia. This includes achy joints, trigger points, muscle tenderness and weakness, and generalized discomfort that could be anywhere in the body.

I also want to point out the distinction between pain relief and treatment.

To treat pain, getting the tissues oxygenated and moving is the key to real, lasting relief. Start slowly. It can be quite painful and make body aches worse. Don't be surprised if this happens. This is where no pain, no gain really does apply. Just make sure you know the difference between pain that is caused by injury and pain that is a symptom of unused achy muscles getting back into shape.

The rule of thumb should be -

Always go slowly. Never force or push. Be very gentle, patient and breathe. If you are holding your breath it usually means you are straining and pushing yourself too hard.

Natural anti-inflammatories help to relieve pain and inflammation

One of the most well known and simplest remedies is white willow bark. The plant of the white willow is what plain old aspirin is designed after. It is a very simple but effective pain reliever and works just as well as most over the counter pain relievers. Unlike typical aspirin, natural white willow has none of the side effects associated with synthetic pain relievers. It is not stressful to the organs and is non-toxic. This is critical. Toxins overload an already toxic, burdened system.

Msm has become another very popular remedy for sufferers of chronic pain. It works so well that you can time when it will stop working and it is time to take another dose. It not only reduces inflammation along with pain but is an excellent detoxifier. If you get that big boost of energy, almost like a high, then your detoxing. More on MSM here.

Bromelain a natural enzyme from pineapple, available in pills or just eat pineapple.

Boswellia is a good anti-inflammatory, particularly for joints.

Cayenne, the hot, red pepper is a good anti-inflammatory. It is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin E and the heat of the pepper forces these antioxidants into the tissues and oxygenates them and flushes out impurities.

Meadowsweet - similar to white willow, a natural aspirin

Feverfew, good especially for migraines along with changes in diet

Arnica is a great homeopathic remedy. This is especially good for repetitive injuries and bruises. Also particulary of benefit during physical therapy.

Try to incorporate mild curry into your menu on a regular basis. The spices you would find in curries, such as clove, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, and ginger all have anti-inflammatory properties. All of these are also powerful anti-fungals. Ginger is almost like a panacea. It is good for pain, fatigue, nausea, and any flu-like symptoms, such as chills, aches, or feverish conditions.

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Whatever you choose, whether natural or over-the counter, make sure you keep those joints and limbs moving. Trust me. You will have less trouble in the long-run if you use these remedies as temporary solutions and not long term crutches!

Pain only becomes chronic, when you ignore the problem when it first crops up. So move gently but by all means move.

The acronym for pain relief after injury was previously R.I.C.E., which stands for

Rest

Ice

Compression

Elevation

It has been changed to M.I.C.E.

Move

Ice

Compression

Elevation

Hospitals began to realize that people heal and recover faster when they can get right into physical therapy instead of waiting until healing as already began. Tissues and muscles heal faster when blood, oxygen and nourishment can get into the tissues while healing is occurring.

This tends to keep stiffness and slow healing at bay.

So get the relief you need. But also get the treatments to get you well.