When it comes to fibro pain relief, there are many methods to choose from. Fibromyalgia pain can be pervasive, persistent, and polarizing. What do I mean?
Read on to discover more.
Go for the Symptom or Go for the Cause?
In general, there are two approaches to pain relief —
ONE: Manage the pain
TWO: Prevent the pain
Most coaches, doctors, physical therapists, etc. take the first approach (management). Pain can be modified with pills (both prescribed and OTC), oils, creams, physical therapy, etc. This approach attempts to mitigate the pain that’s already there.
The second approach, while more of a challenge, has a far greater potential for reward. Digging for the root cause (rather than only addressing the pain itself) allows the sources of pain to lessen resulting in pain reduction and the possibility of pain elimination.
Imagine that you see the check engine light on your car’s dashboard. Would you rather find solutions to camouflage the light, or fix what’s causing the light to come on in the first place?
When it comes to dealing with pain – both methods have merit. It makes sense to do what you can to minimize existing pain, but why not also get to the root?
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My Top 5 Fibro Pain Relief Methods
- Address common food sensitivities: wheat/gluten, processed dairy, sugar, corn, caffeine, soy, peanuts, eggs. For those with fibromyalgia and/or autoimmune issues, the above foods are topmost to remove. In addition, consider addressing foods that belong to the nightshade category as well as packaged and processed foods in general for their artificial preservatives, dyes, thickeners, emulsifiers, etc.
- Address exposures to common toxins: heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, molds, toxic cleaners, paints, varnishes, toxic health and beauty products, etc.
- Address stressful relationships and environments: workplace stress, homelife stress, financial stress, etc. Get support to find healthier ways to deal with the stress that impacts you the most.
- Address sleep disturbances: insomnia, non-restorative sleep, poor sleep hygiene, inconsistent bedtimes/waketimes, putting sleep low on your list of priorities, etc.
- Address poor breathing habits: short, shallow breathing (on a chronic basis – common with stress and anxiety) leads to poor vascular, respiratory, and cardiovascular health. In addition, it leads to impaired cognition, reasoning, patience, ability to focus, and an inability to return to a relaxed state.
The Beautiful Cascade of Root Level Healing
One main benefit of healing the body at the root level is the cascading benefit of applying one method onto another. And there are many more than just the five listed above.
The benefits of each of the above-mentioned methods are powerfully multiplied when the methods are done together. Of course, it’s important to go at your own pace. Start where you feel comfortable and take a look at improving perhaps one thing per day. It’s not what you’re doing today necessarily that counts, but the cumulation of doing something healthy for yourself on a regular basis.
If you’d like to take a look at a handout called, The Restoration Trio, that details some of the benefits you can experience, check it out HERE.
If you’d like to finally get the support you’re looking for to approach your concerns at the root level, go HERE.
Let the healing begin!