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Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder characterized by chronic achy muscular pain that has no obvious physical cause.

It mostly affects;

1.     The Back Of The Head.

2.     The Neck.

3.     The Shoulders.

4.     The Upper Chest.

5.     The Lower Back.

6.     The Thighs.

Fibromyalgia is much more common in females and most often begins in young adulthood. Symptoms usually come on gradually and slowly increase in intensity.

The symptoms can be triggered by the following;

1.      Anxiety.

2.      Depression.

3.      Diseases.

4.      Extremes Of Temperature.

5.      Infections.

6.      Lack Of Exercise.

7.      Lack Of Sleep.

8.      Overexertion.

9.      Stress.

10.  Trauma.

The pain is usually described as burning, shooting, stabbing and throbbing. The pain and stiffness is often greater in the morning than at other times of the day and may be accompanied by;

1.     Chronic Headaches.

2.     Insomnia Resulting In Chronic Fatigue.

3.     Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

4.     Strange Sensations In The Skin.

5.     Temporo-Mandibular Joint Syndrome.

Other Symptoms that may be experienced by people with fibromyalgia include;

1.      Anxiety.

2.      Change In Eyeglass Prescription(s).

3.      Depression.

4.      Dizziness.

5.      Dry Eyes.

6.      Dry Mouth.

7.      Impaired Coordination.

8.      Irritable Bladder.

9.      Memory Impairment.

10.   Painful Menstrual Cycles.

11.   Palpitations.

12.   Premenstrual Syndrome.

13.   Skin Sensitivities.

Daily activities such as lifting and climbing stairs are often very difficult and painful. The most distinctive feature of fibromyalgia is the existence of certain tender points. There are nine (9) pairs of specific points on the body where the muscles are abnormally tender to the touch.

1.     Muscles Connected To The Base Of Skull.

2.     Around The Lower Vertebra Of The Neck.

3.     Muscles Of The Neck And Upper Back.

4.     Muscles Of The Mid-Back.

5.     Insertion Of The Second Rib.

6.     Side Of The Elbow.

7.     Upper And Outer Muscles Of The Buttocks.

8.     Upper Part Of The Thigh.

9.     Middle Of The Knee Joint.

A majority of fibromyalgia suffers also have an associated sleep disorder known as alpha-EEG anomaly. In this disorder, the individual’s deep sleep is interrupted by bouts of waking type brain activity resulting in poor sleep.

Others are plagued by;

1.     Sleep Apnea.

2.     Restless Leg Syndrome.

3.     Bruxism.

4.     Sleep Myoclonus.

The cause or causes of fibromyalgia are not known and because mal-absorption problems are common in people with fibromyalgia, higher than normal doses of a supplemental nutrients are needed.



1.    Do not eat the following foods that are high in saturated fats due to the fact they raise cholesterol levels which may interfere with circulation and more importantly promote the inflammatory response as well as increase pain;

A) Dairy Products.

                   B) Fried Foods.

                   C) Meats.

                   D) Processed Foods.

                   E) Shellfish.

                   F) White Flour Products Such As Bread & Pasta.

2.     Avoid eating white sugar because it may cause fatigue, increase pain and loss of sleep.

3.    Avoid caffeine because it may cause fatigue, increase pain and disturb normal sleep patterns.

4.     Avoid wheat and brewer’s yeast until symptoms improve.

5.    Limit consumption of the following foods because they contain solanine which interferes with enzymes in the muscles and may cause pain and soreness;

A) Eggplant.

                   B) Green Peppers.         

                   C) Tomatoes.

                   D) White Potatoes.

6.     Eat 40 – 60 percent raw fruits/vegetables per day.

7.     Drink plenty of water per day.

8.     Eat baked, boiled and/or broiled chicken, fish and/or turkey.

9.     Eat four – five small meals per day.

10.Walk and/or swim 30 minutes or more three (3) times per week.

11. Upon rising take a hot bath/shower to improve circulation.

12.  Receiving regular chiropractic care to improve the function of the nervous system.

13. Receiving monthly massages to improve circulation and remove lactic acid and toxins.

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