Medical science has neither yet been able to find the exact cause of fibromyalgia, nor a suitable medicine. All kinds of prescription drugs are mostly pain killers and are considered experimental.
Almost 2% of the world population is estimated to suffer from fibromyalgia pain. Since conventional medications have not been found useful and have many side effects people have tried different methods including some natural remedies to reduce fibromyalgia pain.
There are also very few scientific studies to statistically prove the usefulness of these alternate and natural methods of pain relief from fibromyalgia. So try these remedies to see which ones suit you best to alleviate fibromyalgia pain in your case.
1. Yoga and Meditation
Yoga postures have been found to reduce fibromyalgia pain. A study in 2011 indicated that the people who did yoga for 75 minutes, twice a week for 8 weeks had lower levels of the hormone cortisol in their bloodstream.
Lower cortisol represents lower stress. Other studies also have found yoga useful in pain relief from fibromyalgia.
Invest an hour daily in yoga and meditation. You will not only reduce your fibromyalgia pain but will also improve your overall quality of life with peace and tranquility. There are a large number of yoga postures. Find a suitable guide and learn yoga for better living.
This ancient Chinese method of pain relief has worked well in many cases of fibromyalgia. Acupuncture requires a number of small needles inserted into your pain area. This certainly is not a self help.
You require a qualified and experienced practitioner to help you with acupuncture. Various studies by universities have proven that acupuncture does help to reduce stress and pain. Go ahead and find a practitioner to relieve your fibromyalgia pain.
3. Tai Chi
One more of the ancient Chinese art of slow and gentle body movements called Tai Chi has been found useful in pain relief. It has provided similar benefits as in yoga and meditation in different studies for stress and pain relief.
Massage provides pain relief and relaxation. Rhythmic pressure of massage helps muscles to move body fluid in the lymph. This reduces pain and gives relaxation. Your fibromyalgia pain also can be relieved by massage.
Many chronic pains are relieved with the help of Chiropractic method. It uses spinal manipulation and realignment to relieve pain, improve function, and promote natural healing.
Chiropractic has been found useful specifically in the upper body pain relief from back, neck and head. Like all other natural methods of pain relief chiropractic also has limited research evidence to prove its usefulness in relieving fibromyalgia pain.
All the above methods are general pain relief and relaxation methods. Which one works well for your fibromyalgia will be decided by trying out and experiencing the results yourself.