Updated: May 2, 2018
Fibromyalgia is a common cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain that affects muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is characterized by generalized pain, stiffness, tender points, fatigue and poor sleep. There is no detectable inflammation present in the areas of pain, which has made it difficult to to detect the cause.
Fibromyalgia symptoms can be exacerbated by emotional stress, poor sleep, trauma or exposure to dampness or cold.
Pain is widespread, and certain points on the body are tender to touch.
Fibromyalgia sometimes occurs in patients with rheumatic conditions.
Fibromyalgia is 7 times more common in women than in men, usually affecting middle-aged women.
Naturopathic Treatment Approaches
Rule-out other causes
Sleep hygiene; Almost every patient with fibromyalgia suffers from insomnia or restless sleep. Mitigating this problem leads to improvement of symptoms in most patients.
Tailored exercise and stretching plan
Diet evaluation and modification
Endermologie® Fibromyalgia Program
Balneotherapy with pain relieving formula
Stress management, which may include supportive counseling, breathing exercises and meditation
Botanical and nutraceutical supplements that reduce pain and promote relaxation and positive mood
Because each patient experiences fibromyalgia differently, it is important to treat the whole person and develop a tailored treatment plan.
For further information, we suggest you to make an appointment with our naturopathic doctor.
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