However, those who are in the alternative medicine practice have now been discovering alternative treatments for fibromyalgia. Most of them suggest that fibromyalgia is triggered by nutritional deficiency, toxic development in the muscular tissue, chemical imbalance, and food allergies. The alternative treatments for fibromyalgia are discussed in this article.
As an ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a kind of treatment to pain or disease which is done by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin. It is known to bring back body’s natural balance and energy. When needles are inserted to specific points, it alters the body’s blood flow and releases endorphin to change the degree of activity in the spinal cord’s neurotransmitters. The entire process is applicable to people who suffer from increased pain by blocking the sensation of pain impulses to the brain. Most people who suffer from fibromyalgia describe decreased pain intensity with regular acupuncture treatment.
It is believed that fibromyalgia pain is sometimes caused by food allergy. Certain types of food can trigger body ache, muscle pain, and fatigue. Sometimes, headache and extreme tiredness can also be felt as a result of wrong food intake. Known as allergens, these foods include coffee, tomato, bell pepper, and eggplants. Fibromyalgia sufferers should also avoid foods with yeast, wheat, fructose, and gluten. They are advised to avoid eating foods with artificial sweeteners, extreme preservatives (MSG), nitrates and other additives. In short, FM patients are advised to eat foods with high fiber. It is also advisable to eat foods with Fatty Acids containing Omega 3 like tuna, flax seed oil, soybeans, walnuts, sardines, and hemp oil.
There a lot of herbal supplements such as chamomile, kava, and valerian that is recommended for FM patients so that muscle pains and fatigue will be eliminated. To ease out anxiety and depression, it is advisable to take St. John’s Wort or Hypercom Perforatum. To eliminate stress and fatigue, lemon balm will help eliminate symptoms of pain.
These alternative treatments for FM patients should be seriously considered so that you will be relieved from the pain and discomfort caused by fibromyalgia.