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Fibromyalgia

Even though Fibromyalgia does not cause any serious health condition like heart attack or cancer or loss of life but it does affect the quality of life. So instead of taking medication/therapy for temporary relief try Ayurveda, where it is possible to cure this condition.

According to Ayurveda fibromyalgia is caused mainly due to ama. The formation of small amounts of ama is normal as part of the digestion process, as long as this ama is produced and flushed regularly and in the suggested quantity, it causes no harm, but if the production and/or excretion fails then ama becomes hugely problematic. 

Ayurvedic Treatment of Fibromyalgia 

The accumulation of ama in the body brings about many complications one of them is clogging of the channels of the body which hinders tissue nutrition, this phenomenon causes vitiation of all doshas especially vata dosha.

Since ama and vitiation of vata dosha is the main cause of this condition, the ayurvedic line of treatment first corrects the digestion to prevent further accumulation of ama. Also, treatments to flush out existing toxins are prescribed. As a result the nervous and muscle system will recover and gain strength and also stop further excessive production of ama. Stress reducing techniques such as yoga, pranayama and meditation are also recommended, diet and lifestyle adjustments are prescribed to remove the causative factors.

This article is about a commonly misdiagnosed condition known as Fibromyalgia, we say misdiagnosed because its symptoms are confused with those of Arthritis, but unlike Arthritis, Fibromyalgia does not affect the joints but affects the soft tissues and causes widespread pain and tenderness in the body. 

Fibromyalgia affects about 2 to 8 percent of individuals worldwide. Most commonly seen in women, this condition is diagnosed usually between the age bracket of 20-50 years.

 Causes

The exact cause of Fibromyalgia is not known but there are certain factors that trigger the onset of this disease. Fibromyalgia is not from an autoimmune, inflammation, joint, or muscle disorder. Involvement of the central nervous system is strongly suggested, especially the brain and spinal cord. The causes are different for different people, some of the factors maybe heredity / genes, injury or other physical stress, emotional stress etc.

Symptoms

The characteristic symptom of Fibromyalgia is widespread musculoskeletal pain across the entire body.

  • Tenderness/Sensitivity throughout the body to even light touch.
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating and remembering
  • anxiety and/or depression
  • Headaches
  • migraine
  • dry eyes
  • dry mouth
  • heart palpitations.