Best Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia!
by Denise Gregory
I have had fibromyalgia for approximately 16 years & wondered if there were any natural remedies that would help with the pain. I am taking 'pain killers' that have been prescribed by my doctor - ibuprofen, paracetamol & I wear a strong dosage morphine patch, which I need to change every 3 days. I take other medication to help me sleep, although they don't always work. I also have depression for which I also take medication, & this has been with me for 27 years but has been made worst by the fibromyalgia. I often find myself caught in a downward spiral - pain really bad, I become more depressed, which makes me more painful, resulting in me being even more depressed & so on - which I find very hard to get out of. Any home remedy suggestions would be gratefully received.
Hi Denise, and thank you for your question regarding natural remedies for fibromyalgia.
With fibromyalgia, you not only need to reduce the pain and inflammation, you need to help treat the root cause of the problem. This involves building up the immune system, along with the nervous system. "Fibromyalgia is a system wide breakdown", says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the nationwide Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers. So to successfully treat this problem you need a balanced and "overall" approach. Here's 6 of the best way's to do this...
#1. Magnesium: Even Dr Oz agrees that the root cause of fibromyalgia develops in the nervous system. Magnesium is absolutely essential for the health of the entire nervous system. It's also vital for healthy sleep, calming the nerves and lifting moods (3 things all fibromyalgia patients need). The best way to get your daily requirement of magnesium (your body needs lots of this crucial mineral) is with a transdermal magnesium spray
sprayed on the skin. You can also get a nice daily dose of magnesium with a terrific product called Natural Calm. Taken in the morning and before bedtime, this supplement will keep you calm and relaxed with a heightened mood throughout the day yet will also make you sleep like a baby a night! You can check it out further here if you're interested... Natural Calm.
#2. Boron: Another major cause of fibromyalgia (especially in women) is hormone imbalances, along with a build up of fungicides (candida) and fluoride in the body. Boron is one of the most important nutrients for balancing hormone levels. And Borax is one of the best sources of boron and is also a powerful fungal killer and fluoride remover. Now, I know what you're probably thinking at this point. How can an ant killer be good for your health? Well, before you dismiss this (which would be incredibly foolish in my opinion), I strongly recommend you have a good read of this article on the astonishing health benefits of Borax... The Borax Conspiracy
and pay particular attention to the "Fungi and Fluoride" section. Here's a snippet on fibromyalgia from that article...
One forum contributor suffered with Fibromyalgia/Rosacea, chronic fatigue and TMJ for over 10 years, which she believed were caused by fluoride. She used 1/8 tsp of borax and 1/8 tsp of sea salt in a litre of de-chlorinated water, and drank this for 5 days each week. Within two weeks her face cleared, the redness faded, body temperature normalized, energy level increased, and she steadily lost excess weight. The only side-effect was an initial aggravation of her Rosacea symptoms.
Another post: "7 years ago thyroid cancer, the next year adrenal fatigue, then early menopause, the following year uterine prolapse followed by hysterectomy - the following year fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Early Childhood was fluorinated water along with fluoride tablets. Fall of 2008 I was looking at total disability. I could barely walk and couldn't sleep because of the pain and was throwing up daily from the pain in my back. After reading about fluoride I came to understand where all of my problems originated. I began the borax detox of 1/8 tsp in a litre of water and within 3 days my symptoms were almost gone.".
#3. Vitamin D: A vitamin D deficiency is also a prime suspect in the onset and development of fibromyalgia. Many sufferers report excellent results and relief from their symptoms from taking as little as 2000 IU (internatinal units) per day of vitamin D3. But vitamin D expert, Dr Cedric Garland, says we should be taking around 5000 IU's per day and that we can safely take up to 10,000 IU's daily. So be sure to get yourself a high dose vitamin D supplement and start getting some regular sun exposure!
#4. Chlorella: This stunning green food is perfect for boosting energy levels and for repairing and rejuvenating the body (overall good health). Because fibromyalgia is a "system wide" breakdown in the body, you need something that's going to help the body recover on a cellular level. Chlorella
is perfect for this.
#5. Herbs: To treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia successfully, you need some powerful immune boosting, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving herbs. Cayenne pepper, ginger, turmeric and black pepper are all excellent for this (taken together). So take these and use them in your cooking as much as possible for some welcome pain relief. There are also other herbs that work extremely well including rosemary, oregano and celery seeds. You can read about them in more detail here... Natural Pain Relieving Herbs
#6. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Apple cider vinegar
helps to balance your bodies pH levels and improve circulation. This can help reduce fibromyalgia symptoms such as gastrointestinal issues, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, swelling and inflammation. Just make sure the ACV you buy is organic and still contains the "mother" apple (very important).
#7. Eat healthy: The diagram at the top of the page gives you a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid for fibromyalgia. The only foods we would add to the "do not eat" list is margarine and all processed oils (Crisco, etc) and we would definitely add organic coconut oil to the "foods to eat" list. Follow this guideline and you can't go wrong.
So hopefully this helps you Denise. You can also find some more valuable tips here... Home Remedies for Fibromyalgia.
Good luck and all the best to you,