People with chronic painful conditions like fibromyalgia rarely get relief using conventional medicines. Most patients even feel that traditional treatment options have failed them in some way or the other. This is where natural cures come into the picture. Acupuncture, massage, meditation etc are some of the best natural remedies for fibromyalgia pain relief without drugs. Let us study some other ways that can help fibromyalgia naturally.
1. Fibromyalgia natural treatment diet
Often gluten sensitivity and/or lactose intolerance are the root causes of chronic inflammatory conditions like fibromyalgia. Eliminating these foods from one’s diet can prevent symptoms and flare-ups of this disease. Many patients have reported feeling much better within a week of cutting these offending food groups. Also start drinking mineral water without fluoride and there is a link between fluoride and fibromyalgia.
2. Apple cider vinegar fibromyalgia treatment
Drinking just 2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar or ACV (mixed with some water/honey/juice) can eliminate toxic burden in your system and reduce inflammation. Take ACV at least once daily every day to notice a marked improvement in your symptoms. (You can actually take ACV up to three times a day for better results.)
3. Baking soda
Baking soda, like vinegar above, reduces inflammation and makes the body more alkaline. Fibromyalgia pain can be attributed to excess acidity in the body thanks to years of acidic food consumption. So take a teaspoon of baking soda every day with water, 2-3 times a day. Continue taking apple cider vinegar as well.
4. Cayenne pepper
Another natural cure for fighting inflammation is cayenne pepper. Take a teaspoon of this daily with water or juice to fight chronic pain and fibro symptoms.
5. Oil pulling
This is an ancient remedy to reduce toxic burden from the body. Start pulling oil daily once in the morning upon waking up. Swish a tablespoon of oil (sesame/coconut/olive) in your mouth for 15-20 minutes and then spit it out. Doing so consistently will help you get rid of all symptoms of the disease.
This is an ancient Chinese remedy that involves inserting needles painlessly in certain areas of the body. The acupuncturist has a thorough knowledge of the energy meridians connected to the organs linked to Fibromyalgia. Twirling the needles stimulates those points and removes energy blocks. Many patients have benefited greatly from this treatment.
Patients can visit a chiropractor when they have lumbar pain, neck pain or headaches. The practitioner will use spinal adjustments to increase the range of motion of the neck and release nerves that may be causing the pain. When the spine flows freely, so do the nerves, releasing the painful muscles.
8. Massage therapy
Massage stimulates blood flow and improves circulation. It can help patients sleep better and provide long lasting pain relief. Deep tissue and Swedish massages free up joints and reduce stiffness of muscles.
Fibromyalgia is a broad systemic disorder so a trained homeopath will need to take detailed medical history before prescribing remedies. According to a study published in 1989 in the British Medical Journal, Rhus Tox can show considerable improvement in symptoms. Other deep acting homeopathic remedies for fibromyalgia are Phytolacca, Causticum and Cimicifuga which treats depression and muscle pain.
10. Regular exercise
Patients must combat muscle stiffness with moderate physical activity. A physiotherapist or your doctor can prescribe the exact exercise to help you.
11. Aromatherapy essential oils
Essential oils can play an important role in providing comfort to alleviate pain and fatigue associated with this condition. Here is a blend you can use for massage.
- 20 drops each of Peppermint and Cypress oils
- 30 drops of Marjoram and Ylang ylang oils
Mix the oils and store the blend in a dark glass bottle. Allow the mixture to synergize for 24 hours. To use, mix with carrier oil and massage after a hot shower. You can even diffuse the blend in your room or use it as a bath oil and soak in it.
Half a teaspoon of DMSO can help with fibro pain and bring back energy levels.
13. Supplements for fibromyalgia
- Magnesium 400 mg per day with Malic acid 600 mg per day can help relieve pain in joints.
- Take colloidal silver. Oregano capsules, turmeric and garlic capsules can help with inflammation.
- 5 HTP can help with sleep issues; do consult a doctor.
- Take 1000 mg of Calcium and 10000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day as well.
14. Epsom salt baths
Epsom salt baths can relieve pain and fatigue and improve energy levels.
15. Magnesium oil massages
Massaging with magnesium oil on the sore areas can generate heat in them and improve mobility and reduce pain.
Try these 15 natural remedies for fibromyalgia pain and see the difference.