What is Fibromyalgia?

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Causes of Fibromyalgia

What we offer

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia takes the form of chronic musculoskeletal pain that occurs in different parts of the body and at different intensities. This sensitivity of the tissues is not accompanied by any inflammation, nor does it damage the internal organs.

For the most part, fibromyalgia affects people of a certain psychological type: emotional but with good self-control.  Fibromyalgia is most common among middle-aged women, although recently it has been known to affect children and men.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia’s primary symptom is a migrating, chronic musculoskeletal pain. The pain is usually accompanied by a feeling of stiffness in the morning, a sensation of swelling in the arms and legs, and muscles that tire rapidly. Changes in the weather, fatigue, and stress worsen the symptoms.

Sufferers of fibromyalgia frequently have emotional disorders, ranging from slight mood swings to pronounced depression and anxiety.

Chronic fatigue – frequently accompanies fibromyalgia.  This is a state of exhaustion of the nervous system when there is chronic stress or chronic infection.  One of the most common complaints is that of becomingly quickly fatigued, which afflicts 87% of fibromyalgia victims.

Sleep disturbances: 79% of patients report difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or not feeling refreshed after sleeping.  Those afflicted with fibromyalgia experience deterioration of their REM sleep (which probably explains the common symptoms of morning tiredness and lethargy).  More than half of fibromyalgia patients suffer frequent migraine headaches.

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is associated with digestive disorders, bloating, and abdominal pain as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and patients may have difficulty swallowing food.

Those afflicted with FMS may experience increased frequency of urination, without having a bladder infection. Some may develop damage to their bladder lining, called interstitial cystitis (IC).

Women with FMS may have painful menstrual cycles or a worsening of
their FMS symptoms at this time.

FMS patients often have concerns about their balance. Since it is believed that fibromyalgia affects the eye muscles, nausea or blurred vision can occur when driving, reading, or trying to follow an object with one’s eyes. The weakening of the neck muscles can cause dizziness or loss of balance. In some cases, FMS causes a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate after rising from a lying position.

FMS may be accompanied by a skin disorder called ichthyosis, dryness, or mottled skin. Often there is dryness of the eyes and mouth.

Those afflicted with fibromyalgia may have swollen fingers. The usual complaint is that their rings will not fit.

Hypersensitivity to light, noise, smells and weather are common to fibromyalgia, as are allergic reactions to various substances (drugs, chemicals, food additives, etc.).

Patients may experience irritation and inflammation of the nose that is not related to allergies, similar to the symptoms of a cold, and there may be sinus pain, but without the immune response that is characteristic of allergies.

Although sufferers of FMS are often mistakenly diagnosed with depression or anxiety (‘‘it’s all in your head’’), studies have repeatedly shown that fibromyalgia is not a form of depression or hypochondria. However, it is important to treat any accompanying depression or anxiety, since they may worsen the symptoms of FMS and it is not possible to successfully control the symptoms of fibromyalgia without treating these symptoms.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

Although fibromyalgia is one of the most common diseases that affects the muscles, its causes are currently unknown. Most often the disease begins when the nervous system is in a prolonged state of tension, which act as a trigger for individuals who are predisposed to this condition. This trigger can be psychological stress or fatigue, surgery or serious illness, infection, accident or injury.

Under normal conditions, stress is a healthy response of the nervous system – for a short time it increases the body’s ability to respond physically to danger.  When under stress, there is a strong discharge by the nervous system of its accumulated “emergency reserves,” such as: hormones, immune factors, heat, and various bioactive substances. If the stress continues for too long, then these reserves are depleted, and the nervous, immune and endocrine systems are strongly affected.

Prolonged stress (such as long-term irresolvable situations, unsatisfied desires, ambition, conflict, loss of a loved one, work, etc.) interferes with the functioning of the hypothalamic hormones, the pituitary and adrenal glands (somatotropin, norepinephrine, endorphins, dopamine, histamine, and gammaaminobuturovoy acid), which are directly related to the perception of pain.  It has been found that patients with fibromyalgia have lowered levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin.  In fact, many current fibromyalgia therapies are aimed at increasing these levels.  Some studies have found that patients with fibromyalgia actually suffered from forms of subclinical hypothyroidism, which was not detected during routine laboratory tests. It has been suggested that hypothyroidism may have caused this dysfunction of the central nervous system.

Prolonged stress lowers the body’s immunity, allowing previously dormant infectious agents to attack. These infectious agents can include:

  • herpes, types 1, 2, and 6
  • cytomegalovirus;
  • Epstein-Barr virus;
  • varicella-zoster virus;
  • chlamydia;
  • mycoplasma;
  • toxoplasmosis;
  • streptococcus.

With fibromyalgia, the immune system might respond powerfully to an active infection, but without sufficient focus.  A large number of antibodies appear in the blood, attacking not only the sources of the infection, but, mistakenly, the body’s own tissue, especially the muscles and tendons, causing fibromyalgia’s migrating pain.

Fibromyalgia shares many symptoms, clinical characteristics, and physiological mechanisms with other diseases, including: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraines, primary dysmenorrhea, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMS) or Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), pain resulting from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) and Myofascial Pain Syndrome.  Anyone suffering from these afflictions gets the best results with a systematic course of treatment (an entire set of strategies).  Recent studies have confirmed that the best treatment option is a combination of different therapeutic approaches, including an individualized treatment plan.

What we offer

We offer a program consisting of an entire set of treatment strategies.

1. We will teach how to self-adjust your physical and emotional state, using methods that bring results very quickly, such as: the self-regulating method known as the “Key Method” Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques, and others. Together, they allow you to:

  • quickly achieve deep relaxation and peace;
  • relax muscle spasms;
  • reduce the negative effects of stress;
  • improve your psychological and physiological resilience to stressful situations (you will respond more calmly to the same stressful stimuli)
  • relieve feelings of irritation and fatigue;
  • gain access to your own reserves of self-regulation and self-healing;
  • temper your body’s immune defenses and activate your self-healing processes;
  • free yourself from fear, phobias, insecurities, resentment, anxiety, etc.;
  • set a specific goal and achieve it;
  • find a way to remove yourself from extended stressful situations.

2. Special physical exercises, alternating hot/cold showers, and baths (salt, turpentine, and using essential oils), which can be done at home, allow you to:

  • regulate your blood flow in tense, painful muscles;
  • remove the lactic acid produced in the muscles by glucose metabolism – lactic acid that accumulates in the muscles can cause spasms and pain;
  • relax and lengthen your muscle fibers, reduce muscular tension and rigidity.

3. Homeopathic remedies, individually tailored to take into consideration each person’s body type, character traits, and nervous system, help improve his or her psychological and emotional state and immune system.

4. Recommendations for a balanced diet, chosen to address your specific set of problems.  These recommendations allow you to:
– provide your body with essential enzymes, trace elements, and vitamins;
- improve your metabolism and modify your immune response;
- stop the fermenting and putrefying that can occur in the digestive system and free yourself from constipation, diarrhea, bloating, belching and heartburn.
Nutritional therapy for fibromyalgia may be effective in combating stress since it helps regulate the production of serotonin in the brain – the hormone responsible for feelings of pleasure and happiness.

5. A detoxification program to eliminate the toxins (including intracellular toxins) that enter the body through food and water, medications and food additives, nicotine, alcohol, automobile exhaust, and cosmetics, toxins that are byproducts of cellular metabolism (autotoxins) and the activities of different microorganisms (ectotoxins), as well as toxins caused by psychological and emotional factors (negative emotions, unrealized potential, stress loads, etc.).

6. Breathing exercises, which provide the cells with oxygen, slow the production of free radicals, and regulate the body’s acid-base balance.

Natural homeopathic remedies, ways to self-regulate your psychological and emotional state, a reasonable amount of rest, exercise, hydrotherapy, and a good diet can be of more benefit to you than just medical control of your pain.

If you can visit our office, then with the help of the Vegetative Resonance “IMEDIS-Test” (VEGA-TEST) we can determine:
– hidden psychological and emotional causes of diseases (insecurity, fear, resentment, complexes, weakness of will, etc.)
– the state of your endocrine system and the level of immunity;
– the presence in your body of viruses, bacteria, fungi, worms, their location and level of activity;
– what vitamins, enzymes, trace elements and minerals are lacking;
– the state of your metabolism (problems with water and salt, carbohydrates, proteins, or lipids) and your body’s acid-base;
– whether your body contains toxic heavy metals or other toxic elements, such as: pesticides, herbicides, nitrates, etc. (there are more than 100 types)
– the extent of your body’s damage from geopathogenic, radiation, and electromagnetic emissions;
– whether you have any allergies (there are more than 300 types) – this can be determined with damaging your skin
– whether your have any disturbances of the spine and their effect on the development of your illness (your condition)

If necessary, we will offer

  • frequency therapy aimed at the destruction of the infectious agents present in the body (viruses, parasites, fungi, bacteria);
  • bioresonance therapy aimed at relieving painful symptoms, improving your energy, and getting your levels of physical activity back to normal;;
  • induction therapy, to help restore normal brain rhythms and thereby improve the functioning of the neuroendocrine system;