Fibromyalgia pain and some natural treatments vary according to your comfort and convenience. Many people just wish that there’s a pill to fix fibromyalgia pain.
Instead, it needs a balanced approach which is no magic pill.
A balanced approach may include complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), together with medication, diet and exercise, and as well as physical therapy.
Most people with fibromyalgia and other doctors believe that some alternative treatments can help ease pain, fatigue, and other symptoms, especially when combined with conventional approaches.
Treating pain must all start by knowing what fibromyalgia is.
It is a multidimensional pain syndrome that is widespread and decentralized.
Rheumatologists and pain specialists work together in making this diagnosis so treatment and pain management can be initiated.
To better manage fibromyalgia pain, a pain specialist can help to diagnose the cause of the pain.
They can then provide you with a comprehensive treatment program thereby reducing your pain symptoms.
Fibromyalgia pain natural management:
- Vitamin D – Both vitamin D and magnesium levels are low in people with FM. As of yet, there is no evidence that taking vitamin supplements are can treat fibromyalgia. Vitamin D, being known as the sunshine vitamin, does have some effects on nerve and muscle function, and some studies have suggested that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Other than taking supplements, getting out to get some morning sun can help manage the pain.
- Acupuncture – there have been several studies on the usefulness of acupuncture in treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Even the use of acupuncture combined with a pulsed electric current, a treatment called electroacupuncture has seen to be a way to manage the pain. Although this seems to relieve pain, the results are not long-lasting. Acupuncture is also known to help manage lupus pain.
- S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) for Fibromyalgia – naturally occurring substance throughout the body and involved in many of the body’s processes, its role as a pain reliever has been studied. SAMe has been shown to relieve depression and the chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis. Some studies show that taking SAMe may reduce fibromyalgia symptoms of pain, fatigue, and stiffness.
- Melatonin Hormone – Melatonin in pill form is often used as a sleep aid, but it has also been used for depression, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Although not scientifically supported to relieve chronic pain, most people with fibromyalgia claim that it can help manage the pain because it helps the body sleep and relax.
If you want to try one of these fibromyalgia pain management, make sure to check with your doctor.