6 Natural Ways to Treat Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an enigmatic condition that causes muscle pain and fatigue, affecting approximately 5 million Americans. Even though the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, and there is no cure for the condition, there are treatments available to manage the pain.

Chronic fibromyalgia pain can be difficult to cope with, and traditional treatment options may not always provide enough relief, so you can try complementing your traditional treatment with some of these natural fibromyalgia treatments.

  1. Increase your Vitamin D intake

Research has shown that people with fibromyalgia often have a low level of Vitamin D. Other studies have revealed that Vitamin D improves muscle and nerve function, the deficiency of it can worsen chronic fibromyalgia pain. You can consult your doctor about Vitamin D supplements.

  1. Practice yoga

Many studies show that yoga helps in relieving fibromyalgia symptoms. Yoga gently improves your muscle flexibility, spinal alignment, and reduces tissue tension all at the same time while also relaxing you. Studies have found that people who practice yoga 2-3 times a week experience a lot less pain.

  1. Try acupuncture

A part of the ancient Chinese medicine, Acupuncture is one of the most effective alternative treatments for chronic pain. A number of studies have shown that acupuncture can relieve pain and stiffness short-term, especially when combined with the method known as electro-acupuncture.

  1. Take SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine)

S-adenosylmethionine is a substance that our body naturally produces that is responsible for many things, including regulating pain. It is also available as supplements and can alleviate pain, stiffness, and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia.

  1. Get massages

Regularly getting massages may also alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. In addition to relieving stress and tension, which is important when you have fibromyalgia, massage has also been shown to lessen muscle pain and stiffness.

  1. Practice Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an old Chinese martial art that gently strengthens and works out the whole body. Studies have shown that due to its gentle nature, Tai Chi can improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, including pain, stiffness, and difficulty sleeping.  

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