Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fibromyalgia Pain Points, Relief And Management

Fibromyalgia pain points, relief and management. It is really very challenging to manage fibromyalgia, because there is no cure for this disease or syndrome. In fact, it is not even clear what causes fibromylagia. Near and dear ones of people who suffer from fibromyalgia are baffled by this condition.

What is fibromyalgia pain ? 

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which the person experiences pain anywhere in the body for no apparent reason. And not only pain,  there are other symptoms like joint stiffness, weakness, tingling sensation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Many people feel a brain fog like situation in which there is confusion and lack of attention in the mind. Brain feels too preoccupied with many feelings and unable to concentrate properly. What does fibromyalgia pain feel like ? It feels like a sharp pain which also has burning sensation. Fibromyalgia pain may be similar to a sunburn without any apparent problem on the skin. The pain is not deep felt and may feel superficial. This makes the person feel his or her skin but to no avail. There are some incidents of tingling and even the pins and needles sensation.

What are the most probable locations for fibromyalgia pain ?

There are some specific locations for fibromyalgia pain which are known as trigger points. They are found in pairs, symmetrically located on both sides of the body. They are in the neck, shoulder, between the shoulder blades, lower back, upper chest, outside of hips, insides of knee and inside of the elbow.

Natural remedies for fibromyalgia pain :
In order to combat this mysterious condition, one should use all he or she can to get over it. These are some natural remedies for fibromyalgia pain.

  • Anti-inflammatory diet : Eat foods that are high to highest in anti-inflammatory properties. This includes ginger, turmeric, salmon, green tea, onion, turnip, beetroot .Take spices and herbs that are anti-inflammatory like black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, coriander and rosemary. These things in diet can perhaps provide relief from terrible fibromyalgia pain. 
  • Turmeric and sandalwood paste : Apply a paste of turmeric and sandalwood on the skin where the pain occurs. Let it stay there overnight and wash it off in the morning. Turmeric has wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties which it can exercise even as a topical agent. 
  • Eat foods rich in magnesium. This includes nuts ( almonds, pistachios, walnuts ) and seeds like melon seeds and pumpkin seeds. These foods can help a little with fibromyalgia pain. Stinging nettle is a herb which has magnesium and it can be taken in the form of a tea. 
  • Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial arts. It is much more than a fighting arts. It involves meditation and provides some health benefits too. 
  • Lemon balm is a wonderful herb which can be applied on the skin to relieve the trigger points of fibromyalgia pain. 
  • Lavender flower bath in warm water can be very relaxing and provide relief from pain. 
Fibromyalgia is different from Myofascial Pain Syndrome, although the two may seem similar because of the presence of trigger points. 
By using the home remedies, one may possibly get some relief from fibromyalgia pain. 
Take good care of your health.