Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic pain syndrome that is characterised by generalised muscular aches and pains. Most people with fibromyalgia suffer pain in many areas of the body and are hypersensitive to touch / pressure. They have many tender points, generally feel fatigued and weak, have difficulty sleeping, and may have a range of other symptoms such as menstrual problems, irritable bowel syndrome, digestive problems or numbness and tingling. Generally speaking fibromyalgia does not get better by itself – it requires treatment for improvement of symptoms.

 

 

 

There is no recognised cause for fibromyalgia, although the problem appears to be due to an inability to get oxygen to the cells, or for the cells to utilise the available oxygen properly.

 

This results in a state of relative hypoxia (i.e. low oxygen to the muscles and other tissues), which causes pain. However, solving this problem is not as simple as giving a patient more oxygen – patients with fibromyalgia already have oxygen in their blood but their cells appear to be unable to utilise it properly.

 

Another common factor in fibromyalgia is stress. High achievers and people who tend to “burn the candle at both ends” are far more likely to develop fibromyalgia than people who have a more relaxed and balanced approach to life.

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Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic pain syndrome that is characterised by generalised muscular aches and pains. Most people with fibromyalgia suffer pain in many areas of the body and are hypersensitive to touch / pressure. They have many tender points, generally feel fatigued and weak, have difficulty sleeping, and may have a range of other symptoms such as menstrual problems, irritable bowel syndrome, digestive problems or numbness and tingling. Generally speaking fibromyalgia does not get better by itself – it requires treatment for improvement of symptoms.

Few practitioners have success in treating this complex condition, due in no small part to there being no well recognised cause of the problem.  Our travels have exposed us to not only the likely cause of the problem but also to a number of innovative treatment approaches, and we have had considerable success in helping our patients overcome this problem.

The treatment techniques we use are gentle, and include manual (“hands-on”) therapy approaches such as:

  • Bennett’s neurovascular reflexes
  • Chapman’sneurolymphatic reflexes
  • Techniques to improve oxygen diffusion to the tissues
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Techniques targeted at boosting immune function and oxygen utilisation

Another equally important aspect of managing fibromyalgia is learning how to have a more relaxed and balanced lifestyle, although altering lifestyle alone will not result in the resolution of your symptoms. We have plenty of experience in coaching you through this lifestyle change.

With our approach it typically takes some months to fully recover from fibromyalgia, and providing that you are happy to adopt a more balanced lifestyle and sustainable workload the majority of our patients not only recover but stay healthy in the long term.

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