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Fighting Fibromyalgia Headaches the Natural Way | The Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia

Fighting Fibromyalgia Headaches the Natural Way

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Since Fibromyalgia headaches are chronic and may afflict an individual throughout a lifetime, it might be prudent to explore natural alternatives to treating Fibromyalgia headaches. This will help alleviate dependence on prescription painkillers or anti-depressants and sleep inducers. While these drugs can help with Fibromyalgia headaches, side effects can be a loss of clarity and the ability to continue with normal daily activities.

Before we take a look at treatment options it is important to understand why headaches occur in the first place. There are three common varieties of headaches that fibromyalgia patients suffer from, tension, migraine and a combination of the two.

Tension headaches are the result of muscle tension occurring in your back, shoulders, head, jaw and neck. As these muscles contract the pain spreads up into your head eventually feeling like a tight band is wrapped around your head.

Migraines are the result of constricted blood vessels and arteries due to stress, fatigue or illness. Severe pain, along with eye pain and nausea are symptoms of migraine. The pain can also shift from one side of your head to the other.

There are a number of theories as to why fibromyalgia sufferers have so many headaches, including sleep disturbances and reduced levels of magnesium or serotonin.

The problem with having increased numbers of headaches is that they can leave you feeling even more fatigued than normal and that makes dealing with the other fibromyalgia symptoms harder. People who experience chronic headaches tend to report higher levels of pain and depression associated with fibromyalgia.

If you want to take back control of your life and be able to continue with activities while treating your headaches then consider alternative natural methods.

For instance, acupuncture has been getting many praises in terms of treatment for FMS including headaches. Acupuncture is not a new radical method for treating chronic pain and other bodily ailments. It has been practiced in the east for over 5,000 years now and in fact, acupuncture has been known to treat obesity, infertility, autoimmune issues and studies show that it can be helpful for individuals with Fibromyalgia.

The process of acupuncture entails a licensed and certified practitioner to insert thin tiny needles into key parts of your body. The whole idea stems from the eastern belief that the body holds a force called chi. Through the insertion of these tiny needles into key areas, the chi in the body which has been blocked and been affecting the body’s health aversely are restored to its natural course and allowed to flow. When the chi in one’s body flows properly, we begin to benefit from improved health and well being.

While traditional medicine does not see the body this way and may definitely dismiss the presence of chi in the body, few medical practitioners will advise you against getting acupuncture treatment as a natural remedy for headaches. This is because throughout the years, there have been no adverse effects studied from the practice of this treatment.

In fact from a study published in The British Medical Journal called ‘Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care’, the authors argued that acupuncture should be used more widely in the treatment of headaches.

While undergoing this treatment you can also combine other alternative and natural methods of alleviating headaches. Other methods you can try and practice on your own is meditation, relaxation and pain management techniques, aromatherapy, and mild yoga.

You can choose one or combine all these techniques to get the most out of your natural alternative practices. If you need more help and information on these other methods, you can probably ask your acupuncture therapist for referrals on centers or groups you can join to learn more about these practices and how they can help relieve fibromyalgia headaches.

Don’t forget to sign up for the free newsletter & discover proven natural methods to help you combat the pain and frustration of Fibromyalgia and learn more techniques for dealing with fibromyalgia headaches.

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2 Responses

  1. kholoud
    June 1st, 2007 | 2:12 pm

    hello Jane;
    Thanks a lot for continue sending me these valuable information,and i just want to ask you is Cupping does the same thing for fibromyalgia as Acupuncture ?
    Thanks again for these information.


  2. June 4th, 2007 | 6:35 pm

    Kholoud - you can find more information about cupping by reading an earlier blog post I made on this topic here:


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