Fibromyalgia is a difficult illness to diagnose and treat, but several natural remedies may make it possible to reduce pain, relieve muscle inflammation, and help with sleep.
I am a huge fan of ginger because it’s incredibly warming, it’s great for the stomach, and it adds a wonderful flavor to dishes. This article also promotes ginger’s incredible pain-fighting properties for people who have arthritis, back issues, and other health concerns. Read the full article here: 10 Incredible Benefits of Ginger
Vitamins can be beneficial, but taking them under proper conditions can enhance the positive effects on the body. Fat soluble vitamins such as omega-3s and vitamins A, D, E, and K are better taken with foods that contain fat. On the other hand, probiotics and B12 are better ingested on an empty stomach. Read the full article here: When is the Best Time to Take my Vitamins?
Though it hasn’t been proven scientifically, many believe that wearing magnets close to an area of pain can reduce discomfort and promote healing. It is thought that somehow the energy increases blood circulation and reduces inflammation.
This is a wonderful story. A 91-year old chiropractor in Wisconsin recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of her clinic and, as the county’s first female chiropractor, she’s still going strong! She sticks to simple manual adjustments (no fancy gadgets) and enjoys helping people. Read the full article here: 91-year-old chiropractor has been making adjustments for 70 years
It’s a great time to plant herbs that not only taste great but that also contain valuable healing properties. Some examples include, among others, basil which has anti-inflammatory properties, lemon balm which is a great stress reducer, and parsley which is a well-known stomach soother. Read the full article here: 9 Healing Herbs for a Natural Medicine Cabinet: Grow Your Own Healing Herb Garden
Along with the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits yoga has been shown to have, researchers now believe that it could enhance areas in the brain—specifically gray matter—that are associated with pain modulation.
A wearable device is offering pain relief benefits through the use of FDA-approved pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT). The technology, which is available in bracelet form, aims to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation by sending electromagnetic waves through the body. Read the full article here: Wearable technology may improve sleep, endurance and chronic pain
This article from Michigan State University summarizes previous research studies that examined the link between diet and inflammation. Apparently, a Mediterranean diet high in fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and fish was shown to decrease joint tenderness. And sour cherry juice also had reported pain relieving benefits. Read the full article here: Can anti-inflammatory foods help arthritis?
Those experiencing pain can seek relief by pressing specific energy meridian points along their body. The practice is called acupressure, and the nine areas shown in this article are a great introduction to the alternative medicine practice.