Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Excess stress is known to cause or precipitate attacks of fibromyalgia, so stress reduction techniques should be part of the therapy. There are several physical/external therapies that accomplishes this.
Deep breathing is fundamental to stress-reduction. Deep, relaxed inhalations, expanding the entire chest cavity and using the full diaphragm muscle, is vital to deep breathing.
Lymph drainage can be very beneficial, as it helps to detoxify muscle and body tissue.
Take saunas and warm baths, and apply warm compresses and packs to help alleviate the pain.
Heat applied to the painful areas helps to increase blood supply and relax muscles.
Some people find it helpful to wear a copper bracelet-the copper can penetrate the skin and produce an anti-inflammatory effect. Copper stimulates the liver to manufacture superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant.
Stretching exercises that promote flexion of affected muscles are recommended. Do not stretch or overexert to the point of pain.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy reduces stress and eases pain. Blood circulation is also improved, which helps eliminate toxins.
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