Western medicine does not definitively know the actual fibromyalgia causes but recognizes it has strong associations with sleeping disorders, depression and anxiety and that fibromyalgia symptoms appear after a traumatic event. One hypothesis is that it is caused by an infection but this has yet to be proven.
Western Fibromyalgia Treatment
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
- Sleep medication
- NSAIDs; Western medicine often prescribes pharmaceutical pills to lessen the symptoms. Analgesics, such as Tylenol, or NSAIDs are used to lessen the experienced pain. Anti-convulsive drugs like Lyrica are commonly prescribed as well as a range of anti-depressant pills. Sleeping pills might also be a part of the regimen.
Fibromyalgia Natural Treatment
My mentor, Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa spent ten years of his clinical practice working mainly with people who have this syndrome. I am very grateful to have studied with him extensively and brought many of his successful ideas and clinical pearls to people I’ve worked with.
Khalsa likes to say that the best fibromyalgia natural treatment is for a person to rent a house on a calm island for a year (or a cabin in the woods) along with a housekeeper and personal chef and just sleep and sleep and sleep. The reason for this is because this syndrome can be seen as the effects of a long-term sleeping disorder. Unfortunately, the above solution is not a possibility for most people.
As is the case for most chronic diseases, there is no magic herbal pill that will easily take all the symptoms away. Instead, we need to work with a variety of modalities to effect the whole person and provide the best fibromyalgia natural treatment.
It is possible to recover fully from this syndrome but it is also important to be realistic about the journey. While a person should expect to be continually feeling better, they will also have good days and bad days. The experience may feel like two steps forward, one step back, for a long time. Again, the person is getting better, but has frequent setbacks. Depending on how long the person has had this syndrome it could take a year or more for fibromyalgia symptoms to fully resolve.