Invisible Illness Awareness Week

Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness Awareness Week is September 10 – 16, 2012.  It’s time to commiserate with those who have invisible illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue symptom, lyme disease, and Dysautonomias such as POTS.  If you have one of these pesky illnesses maybe it’s time to share your story to help educate others. Those of us who have […] Read more »

Hatha Yoga for Fibromyalgia

Hatha yoga is one of the forms of yoga and is made up of very gentle postures that will make it easier for people with fibromyalgia, back problems, neck problems, and knee problems.  If you have back or neck problems don’t use the postures that bend you backwards.  These could aggravate the problem and, perhaps, […] Read more »

Trigger Points and Self Management

Trigger points, I have several of them due to the fibromyalgia but my favorite, and I use the word loosely, is one that strikes under my right shoulder-blade.  This little beast can make me miserable for days on end.  It gives me referred pain in the neck, shoulder, in back of the shoulder-blade and down […] 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 »