If you’ve been living with chronic pain or have been formally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you likely understand how disheartening and inadequate treatment options can be. Painkillers, experimental procedures, muscle relaxers, antidepressants, and sleeping medications may help in the short term but they aren’t without risk and don’t get to the root of the condition. You may be wary of becoming dependent upon such drugs and despite using them, may feel even more fatigued or suffer additional symptoms. Even over-the-counter pain relievers only offer short-term reprieve.
While mainstream practitioners may claim there are no better options for relieving your symptoms, the good news is there’s much evidence to the contrary. In fact, we do have research that supports holistic and nutritional strategies for getting to the root of fibromyalgia—and that provide relief. Perhaps you’ve tried some of these options already based on your own readings and observations. Chances are, if you’re still living with pain, you could benefit from a comprehensive, integrative approach that identifies and addresses your unique triggers.
Because often, pain syndromes get dismissed by Western doctors and receiving a proper diagnosis can be difficult. Additionally, doctors may not search for underlying causes, such as
- low T3 (thyroid hormone)
- food sensitivities
- vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- adrenal dysfunction/imbalanced cortisol
- musculoskeletal and fascial disorders
- stress and nervous system dysfunction
- intestinal permeability
- underlying infections (bacterial, viral, and/or fungal), and more.
Truly, fibromyalgia is a complex cluster of physiological issues that can be narrowed down and addressed to improve your pain and provide considerable relief.
In my work with clients over the last 7 years, I have seen that all health conditions have a root cause and in my work with clients, we’ve seen over and over that there’s indeed hope for those living with chronic pain. Identifying your unique triggers is the most important step, no matter what mainstream practitioners have led you to believe. Working with a professional who has seen firsthand the impact that dietary and supplemental strategies can have for pain relief is the first step in getting relief. You do have options and you don’t have to feel overwhelmed with doing it all on your own.