Meditation and Fibromyalgia

Meditation

Meditation can work for people suffering with fibromyalgia.  It can’t cure fibromyalgia but it does have its benefits. It can help reduce the depression we have and, in a small study, it was shown to lower the level of the stress hormone cortisol. The “Meditation Handbook” uses the Western definition of meditation as: “If you […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia Sweats – The Causes

Fibromyalgia sweats are an aggravation to many of us who have them.  Here I am at my computer and I’m starting to sweat for no apparent reason. DARN! Can you relate? Well lets explore some of the reasons that might be causing you to sweat. The first one that comes to mind is a reaction […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia and Sweating

  Fibromyalgia and sweating seem to go hand in hand at times.  I know I have a terrible problem with it.  I can be fresh from a shower and sweat will run down my back all the way into my underwear.  I can be sitting at the computer and the same thing will happen. And, […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia and Craniosacral Therapy

fibromyalgia Craniosacaral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy was invented in the 1970s by Dr. John Upledger.  He based this development on theories that were developed by William G. Sutherland in the 1930s.  It is similar to osteopathy and physical therapy.  The treatment consists of gentle palpations of your skull and bones. It is done in a quiet office by a […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia Tenter Points

Fibromyalgia pain is considered a type of arthritis pain but it affects the muscles instead of the joints in your body.  The pain can crop up anywhere in the body at any time and is usually  wide-spread. Ligaments, tendons, skeletal muscles and the bursa (sacs that surround your joints) are affected by Fibromyalgia.  Most fibromyalgia […] Read more »

Water and Fibromyalgia

Water in a glass

Everyone needs to drink water but individuals with certain diseases like fibromyalgia must make sure that their  intake is enough.  It is suggested that six to eight glasses be ingested and that amount should be even more if a person lives in a hot climate or is exerting themselves. Drinking enough water will help rinse […] Read more »

Aromatherapy Fragrance Candles

Aromatherapy Relaxaton

Aromatherapy candles are a good way for people to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy without having to know how to create the blend they want.  Aromatherapy candles can be used for relaxation, energizing, calming, concentration and healing.  They are also used in the bedroom for intimacy and sensuality. Aromatherapy started with the Egyptians over 6,000 […] Read more »

Aromatherapy Wraps Hot & Cold

Aromatherapy wrap

Aromatherapy was introduced in the 1920s by a French chemist even though scent therapy has been around for centuries. Scent is one of the strongest senses. Some scents bring back memories and emotions.  For instance, some scents like vanilla or apple can bring back memories of baking or the holidays.  Aromatherapy involves the use of […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia Support Groups

Fibromyalgia support groups Fibromyalgia sufferers have a particularly rough road to follow. We don’t “look” sick.  Many of us hold a job, raise families, travel, exercise and many other things.  The problem is that we are in pain twenty-four hours a day.  Some days that pain is so exquisite it’s beyond description. Family and friends […] Read more »

Trigger Point Therapy

Fibromyalgia sufferers often develop trigger points. These areas on your body that, when touched, can cause pain, muscle stiffness and restrict motion. My personal favorite is one that resides just to the inside of my right shoulder blade, between the shoulder blade and the spine.  When it kicks up I have very little feeling in […] Read more »