Many people have Fibromyalgia and there are many wonderful herbs that can help with the pain, insomnia, and stress which is a major component of Fibromyalgia.
First of all taking in lots of great antioxidant nutrients in natural ways is important, so eat a diet rich in green leafy vegetables– including: chard, kale, turnip greens, spinach and many more wonderful greens. This will boost your immune system and help heal fibromyalgia. Eliminating allergy causing foods is important because a large proportion of people with Fibromyalgia have some kind of allergy. Also taking magnesium and B and E Vitamins plus Omega 3 fatty acids and CoQ10 helps with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
It’s important to keep your body alkaline because acids can build up in your system causing pain. Green juicing is very important for alkalizing the body, plus staying away from white flour, bread, sugar, coffee, alcohol, canned foods, pickles, and acid foods such as tomatoes, margarine, eggs, peanuts, red meat, and of course staying away from artificial colors and flavorings and processed foods.
Griffonia Simplicifolia is a wonderful herb that contains a lot of 5-HTP which can help with pain and get a person back to life. It also contains caffeine so if you are sensitive to caffeine then adjust your intake.
Valerian, Passionflower, and Chamomile are great for relaxing tired, achy muscles and whisking away brain fog that so many people have with Fibromyalgia. These herbs also help you rest, rest is very important so you can build your immune system.
Ginseng is great for Fibromyalgia because it a good immune boosting herb and also boosts your energy level. St. Johns Wort has been researched for years and it’s one of the best herbs for lifting your mood and helping to increase serotonin levels in your brain thus helping to reduce pain.
DLPA is wonderful for many people who suffer from stress and also from depression, taking 2,000 mg for the first 3 or 4 days and then lowering your dose slowly to 500 mg a day will boost your mood.
Oat Straw Tea is great for relaxing jangled nerves and helping to sooth away the day. Kava Kava is very relaxing, and in Fiji the native people drink Kava Kava all day long. Cat’s Claw taken in capsules is wonderful for boosting your immune system and also helps with pain and inflammation. Melatonin will help you get a good nights rest, we produce less and less melatonin over time, and supplementing with a little melatonin each night can help with fatigue.
Garlic and Turmeric are great immune boosters and will help get your body back in shape and help prevent disease at the same time. Double blind studies show that the supplement L-Carnitine helps with pain and other symptoms, plus SAM-e is a mood enhancing supplement that also helps with joint pain and rest. SAM-e increases serotonin and dopamine in your brain thus helping with pain and boosting your mood.
Mushroom supplements have a positive effect on those suffering from Fibromyalgia, especially rieshi, shitake, and maitake mushrooms.
Massage has been proven to help those with Fibromyalgia, at first it might be painful, but if you stick with it over time it will help. Hypnosis and counseling are of great benefit for those suffering from Fibromyalgia. Plus a large percentage of those suffering from Fibromyalgia are women, and many therapists believe some kind of abuse or stress starts the syndrome, but that has not been proven.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, plus Punjab Teas. www.paulhaider.com