Fibromyalgia is something we hear about very often and in this article, we would like to provide an insight to hopefully help you find a solution and make you feel better.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

20% of the population in America suffer from autoimmune diseases and women are more likely to be affected. According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, almost 5 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia and these are the symptoms of these diseases:

Unexplained fatigue
Muscle weakness
Pain on a daily basis
Food intolerances

Here’s Kathy’s Experience

30 years ago, Kathy had a traumatic childbirth incident and that’s when her experience with fibromyalgia started. A rheumatologist diagnosed the cause of her constant all-over pain and extreme fatigue and that was a relief for her- she was suffering from fibromyalgia.

She began to look for solutions which was a difficult challenge at that time. However, she learned to take control of her health, despite her diagnosis. Kathy started doing simple things that helped her a lot, things like extra rest, effective treatment for depression, gentle stretching, gentle massage, warm shower, and maintaining a healthy weight!

How To Naturally Control Pain And Fatigue?

#1 Turmeric

The active ingredient of this root herb is curcumin which has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and pain relieving properties. According to studies, turmeric can be an effective method for pain relief and also, beneficial to those who suffer from depression.

#2 Fenugreek Seeds

They have healing and cleansing properties and Indian healers called then a “warm” remedy. Fenugreek seeds are useful for joint pain. All you need to do is soak the seeds overnight and chew them during the day.

#3 Ghee

This product is a clarified version of butter and a lot of people who are sensitive to lactose or butter can tolerate ghee. Water and milk solids are removed from ghee during the process of making. Only the butterfat stays and that’s what makes ghee a great source of healthy fats. Ghee also may help with pain and swelling in the body.

#4 Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens contain vital nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, copper, and calcium. Moreover, they possess more protein per serving than spinach and are good for exhaustion and boosting energy levels. Also, they are powerful for detoxification.

#5 Gentle Exercise

Move your body gently on a daily basis because that will help you with circulation and produce endorphins. These two are the body’s natural painkillers. Walking, swimming, biking…yoga or stretching- they are all great for a slow start.

#6 Massage Therapy

Prepare your muscles for the new increase of movement and start getting massage therapy treatments. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, combine regular massage therapy and exercise routine in order to reduce pain levels.

#7 Supplementation

Many people with fibromyalgia have certain deficiencies such as Magnesium and Vitamin D. We recommend you to go to a trusted doctor and ask to have a blood test. In that way, you will know what kind of supplements you need to purchase.

It is vital to have supportive people around you. You need friends who will understand your condition because fibromyalgia is not visible on the outside. Surround yourself with positive people and stay strong!