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Homeopathic Treatment For Fibromyalgia: Is it Effective?

Dear Doctor, I have pain in my shoulders, back and sometimes legs, which is more when I do my household chores. This pain has been there off and on for more than a year now. My doctor said this could be fibromyalgia and I take medicines when the pain is severe. I want to know about homeopathic medicines for Fibromyalgia and if it is effective in treating it.
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Fibromyalgia often causes pain in muscles and tissues of different parts of the body. This can be more in areas, which have suffered some kind of trauma and the pain can be triggered during periods of stress. People suffering from this condition may be over-sensitive to pain and hence may react more in response to stressful situations.

Homeopathic Treatment For Fibromyalgia

The symptoms mainly include pain in different points called the tender points of the body, which may vary greatly. Generally these painful points are located on specified areas, may cause severe pain on pressure and may last for longer periods.

While medications can provide some relief in pain, complementary therapies with a natural approach can be greatly effective. Yoga and exercise therapy, stress management, relaxation and meditation, natural remedies and homeopathic treatment can be effective. In many cases, the muscle pain is also because of imbalances in minerals and salts in the body.

Homeopathic treatment also focuses on Biochemic treatment or Twelve tissue remedies. These remedies help in restoring the natural balance of inorganic or mineral salts like potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, etc. in the body and help in easing many complaints. Additionally, homeopathic treatment considers physical health, history of trauma or fall as well as the emotional status when prescribing a remedy. Hence the main triggers of fibromyalgia like injury, physical or mental stress and any other associated conditions are appropriately considered.

Homeopathic Remedies For Fibromyalgia

Some homeopathic remedies that have earned great repute in managing muscle and joint conditions like fibromyalgia include

Actea Racemosa

This is an excellent remedy for those who feel stiffness and soreness of muscles with shooting pains, which may come after doing repetitive activities. The common affections are found in neck, shoulders, arms and hands and may be more in persons involved in typing, playing piano or other regular activities that need repeated use of hands.

Arnica

This remedy is of great use when there is a history of injury and when the body pains as if it is sore or bruised. The complaints often increase after over-exertion, injury or overuse of muscles.

Bryonia

This remedy is useful when even the slightest movement causes great pain and rest is all that provides relief. In most cases the pain is increased by application of warm compresses and is better by cold applications or by pressing on the painful parts. The person feels very irritable during pain and does not wish to be touched.

Causticum

This is a great remedy when the muscles are painful and feel contracted with increased restlessness at night. The muscles may feel sore, stiff and weak, may also have twitching in single parts. The complaints are usually worse by cold and better by warm compresses.

Dulcamara

This remedy is usually advised when the complaints of muscle pain comes after exposure to cold, damp weather or sudden changes in hot weather. There is a very sensitive, stiff and lame feeling, which feels better by warm application.

Hypericum

The remedy popularly indicated in complaints arising after injury to the nerves. There is severe pain, which feels sharp and may radiate around the nearby areas. There may be feeling of weakness, trembling and pain along the nerve course. The pain is more by cold and touch.

Mag Phos

This is one of the biochemic remedies, which helps in sharp radiating pains with weakness and trembling of limbs. There may be stiffness, numbness in fingers, toes or surrounding area. The pain is worse from standing or cold exposure and better by heat or by pressure.

Kalmia Latifolia

This remedy is best recommended when there is sharp pain in one area, which may suddenly shift to another area and it is often associated with a cold and numb feeling. The pain is usually found in higher areas like upper back and hip and may extend to lower areas like thighs and legs. The pain increases by movement and at night.

Rhus Tox

This remedy is useful when muscle pain arises after muscles strains, overstretching or getting wet. The pains may be more on the right side with much soreness as if sprained. Pain is stiff, numb and paralytic sensation with increased restlessness and anxiety. Pain increases during initial motion and rainy weather and is better by warmth and continued movement.

Rhododendron

Another great remedy for complaints arising from exposure to cold weather or change of climate. Pain may be of shifting type and better by warmth.

Ruta

This remedy is useful when muscle pains after injuries and sprains or muscle strains. Muscle pain is with a sore feeling and is worse by touch but better by movement and pressure.

Homeopathy has wide range of remedies for fibromyalgia; these are just few of them. The exact selection of remedy and the dosage varies with different persons. Hence you are advised to consult a trained professional homeopathic physician and follow the advice accordingly.

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