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Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a painful and complex condition that requires supportive treatment. The American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that fibromyalgia occurs in 2% of the population (3.4% of women and in 0.5% of men), and is 7 times more likely to occur in women than men¹.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread diffuse musculoskeletal chronic pain and abnormal pain processing².

Often times fibromyalgia is accompanied by:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional distress
  • Cognitive and memory problems
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Numbness or tingling of the extremities
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright light
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Food sensitivities

The cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown but there seems to be a number of factors involved and evidence that the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) processes involved in pain perception play a critical role² ³. It is also been documented that many people associate the development of fibromyalgia with a physically or emotionally stressful and/or traumatic event³.

Having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia myself, I have first-hand experience and intimate knowledge of exactly how these processes work within the body. I combine my training in neuroscience, medical science, toxicology, and therapeutic practices that act directly on the central nervous system to support an effective solution for recovery from fibromyalgia.

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References

1. CDC. (2012). CDC – Arthritis – Basics – Definition – Fibromyalgia. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm

2. Staud, R. (2006). Biology and therapy of fibromyalgia: pain in fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 8(3), 208. doi:10.1186/ar1950

3. Ray Fleming, O. of C. and P. L. (2014). Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin and Diseases. Retrieved September 17, 2014, from http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Fibromyalgia/default.asp

MCS and Hypnosis

Can hypnosis be used in the treatment of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)? By Vivian Kulaga, PhD MCS, also known as chemical hypersensitivity, is an acquired illness where a person becomes extremely sensitive to very small concentrations of chemicals in their everyday environment. People with MCS can be sensitive to a variety of chemical substances but some of the most common are fragrances (even from shampoos or laundry detergent), cigarette smoke …Read More

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