Approximately 5 million US adults suffer from fibromyalgia, which is a condition that causes chronic pain all over the body. No one knows what causes fibromyalgia. There are several prescription drugs approved by the FDA to help manage this condition. However, these drugs won’t fix the route of the problem. If you want to take a more natural approach, below are five ways to help alleviate the symptoms fibromyalgia.
Boost Your Immune System
Stress is not only one of the possible triggers for fibromyalgia, it can also take a toll on your immune system. To boost your immune system, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take a probiotic for extra support since 70% percent of your immune system is found in your gut.
Get Enough Sleep
Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia find it difficult to get a good night’s rest. We need sleep to repair our muscles and central nervous system. If you are having a hard time falling asleep, try using a herbal supplement like valerian or melatonin to help you get some rest.
This may seem like the last thing someone with fibromyalgia will want to do but getting light exercise can help ease the pain, improve your sleep and help with relaxation. Try aquatic exercise classes- they are low intensity and can be a lot of fun!
Toxins are all around us and they have been linked to the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your body get rid of them. Try doing a hot mineral bath or spending time in the sauna. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is also a great way to help your liver flush out toxins. In your home, you can reduce toxins by using toxin-free cleaning products, and natural body products.
Getting a massage is a great way to help relieve pain caused by fibromyalgia. A Swedish massage is probably best because most people with fibromyalgia can only stand light pressure. A massage is also a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and promote overall relaxation.