What are the Best Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia?

Anna T.
Anna T.
Changes in life and work habits can be recommended as part of a fibromyalgia treatment plan.
Changes in life and work habits can be recommended as part of a fibromyalgia treatment plan.

Some of the best natural treatments for fibromyalgia may include a healthy diet, exercise, and stress reduction. In addition to these things, there are certain supplements that some people claim are very effective for treating fibromyalgia. Helpful supplements may include fish oil, which contains beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, and SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine), which is a detoxifying and mood balancing nutrient. Even though natural treatments for fibromyalgia may be effective for some people, they might not work as well on others. A person who continues to experience pain and discomfort from her fibromyalgia should probably not forgo doctor-prescribed medication in favor of natural treatments.

Daily meditation may be beneficial for fibromyalgia.
Daily meditation may be beneficial for fibromyalgia.

Most experts agree that sufferers of fibromyalgia may greatly benefit from keeping themselves healthy overall. A well-balanced diet consisting of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is typically recommended. If a person with fibromyalgia eats meat or dairy, he may need to opt for low-fat dairy products and lean meats. In addition to eating right, exercise might also help a person with fibromyalgia manage his symptoms. The pain that many people experience with fibromyalgia is often relieved through regular exercise.

Stress may be responsible for aggravating fibromyalgia symptoms.
Stress may be responsible for aggravating fibromyalgia symptoms.

Stress may occasionally be responsible for aggravating fibromyalgia symptoms. Even if a person feels she doesn't need to see a therapist to help her cope with stress, it might be a good idea if she leads a high-stress life that makes her fibromyalgia worse. In addition to regular visits with a therapist, daily meditation might also be beneficial. It is typically considered very important for people with fibromyalgia to take some time out for themselves each day to relax and get away from the stress of everyday life.

It might additionally be a good idea for a person with fibromyalgia to take supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids if he doesn't get enough of them in the food he eats every day. Fish oil supplements are rich in omega-3s and may be a good choice for a person with fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia often experience pain due to inflammation inside the body, and omega-3s are known for being able to reduce inflammation. Supplements containing omega-3s might be dangerous for people who are on blood thinners, and these supplements should probably not be taken by a person on blood thinners unless his doctor approves them first.

SAMe is considered one of the most beneficial natural treatments for fibromyalgia. It is a nutrient that may have a positive effect on the levels of seratonin in the brain, thereby helping symptoms of depression in people with fibromyalgia. SAMe is a nutrient that occurs naturally in the human body, and increased levels of SAMe seem to have a direct impact on fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition to a boost in mood, people who use SAMe supplements as one of their natural treatments for fibromyalgia might also experience decreased levels of pain. More research may need to be done on the effects of SAMe for fibromyalgia, and it should likely not be taken by anyone without prior approval from a doctor.

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    • Changes in life and work habits can be recommended as part of a fibromyalgia treatment plan.
      Changes in life and work habits can be recommended as part of a fibromyalgia treatment plan.
    • Daily meditation may be beneficial for fibromyalgia.
      Daily meditation may be beneficial for fibromyalgia.
    • Stress may be responsible for aggravating fibromyalgia symptoms.
      Stress may be responsible for aggravating fibromyalgia symptoms.