A Functional Medicine Approach to Fibromyalgia

It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects nearly 6 million or 1 in 50 people, causing chronic pain, particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog, or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body. Not surprisingly, conventional medicine focuses only on managing symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Functional medicine, on the other hand,…

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Zumba Dancing May Help Your Fibromyalgia

This article concluded, “Zumba dancing as a form of treatment for three months for patients with fibromyalgia was effective in improving pain and physical functioning.” Zumba dancing can improve the pain and functional capacity in women with fibromyalgia Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies | October 03, 2017 Assuncao JC, et al. – An enquiry…

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Study Links Failed Back Surgery Syndrome to Fibromyalgia

APRIL 5, 2017 San Diego—A new study shows that one in four patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) also has a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. According to the retrospective analysis, patients with FBSS and fibromyalgia also had more surgeries than patients with FBSS alone. The association between fibromyalgia and FBSS is significant, the authors noted,…

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Vitamin D Helps Reduce Chronic Non-Specific Widespread Pain Including Fibromyalgia

The authors of this study suggest that supplementation with Vitamin D in patients with low serum levels seemed to help decrease pain scores in patients with chronic non-specific widespread pain, including fibromyalgia.  This was a meta-analysis which looked at the results of several studies. Effect of vitamin D supplementation in chronic widespread pain: a systematic review…

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Fibromyalgia Who Told You There Wasn’t A Cure?

by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. If you listen to conventional medical “talk”.. you would tend to believe that Fibromyalgia has no cure. You would be one of the 10 million people who suffer with FMS who would accept their affliction as something that they must simply live with.. Well my comment to that…

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Fibromyalgia Is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms

Researchers discover a rational biological source of pain in the skin of patients with fibromyalgia[June 14, 2013, Rensselaer, NY] – Fibromyalgia, a painful condition affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S., is not imaginary after all, as some doctors have believed. A discovery, published this month in PAIN MEDICINE (the journal of the American…

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Can staying active help to prevent chronic pain?

The more it hurts, the less we move to try to protect it, but if we move more, it will hurt less. Kind of ironic, isn’t it. The article below describes a study that found that light to moderate activity helps to prevent or reduce chronic pain in arthritis, back pain and fibromyalgia. Date: February…

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Exercise …20 minutes can act as anti-inflammatory

One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body Date: January 12, 2017 Source: University of California – San Diego Summary: It’s well know that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently,…

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improve With CoQ10 Supplementation

– Clinically significant improvement in various items from the Symptom Checklist-90-R FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients with fibromyalgia (FM), coenzyme Q10(CoQ10) supplementation is associated with improvement in clinical symptoms, according to a letter to the editor published online Jan. 4 in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. Elísabet Alcocer-Gómez, from the University of Sevilla…

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Fibromyalgia – “What Can I Do for This Pain?”

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a very common condition affecting approximately ten million Americans (2-4% of the population)—with a ratio of about four women to each man with the disease. Part of the diagnosis and treatment challenge is that many of the complaints associated with FM occur in ALL of us at some point, such as fatigue,…

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