If you have fibromyalgia, you’ve probably already looked into treatments that can help with the pain and root cause (we offer regenerative medicine treatments for fibromyalgia that you can learn more about here). However, you’re also living day-to-day with this condition, and surely natural home remedies would help ease daily symptoms. We also don’t want you turning to the medicine cabinet each time you feel a swell of pain, so here are some ways that you can treat fibromyalgia pain naturally.
Keep Up-to-Date with Your Immune System
Fibromyalgia is often linked to infections like bacteria, yeast or Lyme disease. The best way to keep these infections at bay is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat healthy, take advantage of supplements (and probiotics!) and avoid habits like excessive drinking and smoking. You should also avoid food allergies (to gluten, dairy, eggs or etc) that can make the condition worse. However, the best way to keep up-to-date on your health and immune system is by visiting a health care provider to get tested.
Minimize Stress and Anxiety
The mind and body are not separate entities, but connected to work in harmony. If your body is not in its optimal and energetic state, your mind will the feel the effects; and if your mind is not in the right frame, or you’re feeling a little blue, your body will correspond with the same mood. This is an ongoing cycle that you may be facing with fibromyalgia, so you need to put a stop to it or at least try to slow it down.
You might have unresolved issues from the past that still need closure, or if you’re struggling to create an environment that you’re happy in, then you need to address those problems to start healing and relieve pain. You need to find whatever it is that makes you happy and make it a number one priority.
Participate in Physical Therapy
Physical therapy for fibromyalgia patients can be quite simple and easy to do. A basic breathing exercise can increase oxygen flow throughout your body and reduce anxiety, stress and headaches or migraines. All you must do is inhale deeply and slowly release the breath with a natural contraction. Making this a habit might help to receive some clarity with your thoughts as well.
Another example of physical therapy is water therapy. Water therapy is gentle on the body and can build strength and endurance at the same time. Yoga is also another form of therapy that can provide mental and musculoskeletal benefits. Yoga classes twice weekly has shown to reduce pain and lower the stress hormone called cortisol. There are several other examples as well, it’s only a matter of finding one that works for you.
Take Warm Baths
A warm bath has many benefits for the body and mind. Fibromyalgia sufferers are often sensitive to weather pain, so staying warm can definitely help. Warm baths can be relaxing and soothing, and using Epsom salts also increases blood flow to the skin which can reduce pain.
Easing fibromyalgia pain on a daily basis only requires making a few adjustments to your life. You just need to be patient and ease your way into finding the right solution to relief for the condition.