Definition of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease which symptoms are pain in the tendons, muscles or ligaments, accompanied with fatigue and paint in the upper chest, upper back, hips, neck, low back, elbows, shoulders or tights. Women are more prone to fibromyalgia then man.
Apart from feeling of pain when tender points on the body are pressured, patients with fibromyalgia may also suffer from sleep disorders, heightened sensitivity to noises, touch, bright lights or odors, headaches, anxiety, poor concentration, depression, painful menstrual periods, TMJ disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, and numbness in the hands or feet or restless legs syndrome.
Herbs for Fibromyalgia
Herbs and herbal remedies are full of chemical substances that can help the body to heal itself, diminish pain, reestablish sleep and boost immune system in cases of problems with fibromyalgia. Here is a list of some of those herbs that can be useful in cases of fibromyalgia.
Ginseng is one of the oldest herbs used in cases of fibromyalgia. Ginseng can help body to fight against bacterial and viral infections and has very powerful immune system stimulation properties.
Chamomile is used for many different disorders and is one of the most popular and widely used herbs. Chamomile is rich with selenium and zinc, minerals that helps the immune system and cure sleeping disorders.
Capsaicin is an ingredient found in chili peppers, and it can successfully relieve pain. Besides chili peppers, it comes in a form of a cream, and you can apply it directly on the skin around painful areas, several times per day, for a period of four weeks.
Remedy of this herb contains substances that relieve 3 main symptoms of fibromyalgia, which are anxiety tension and insomnia, and it is particularly useful in treatment of fibromyalgia.
Red Clover provides energy and boosts the body’s immune system. It is herbal remedy that is often used in cases of fibromyalgia, because it is very rich in vitamins C and B, which are deficient in all fibromyalgia patients.
This herb has large quantities of substance called 5- HTP, which is a natural pain killer, and it can significantly reduce the pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Valerian is herb that has a very long tradition in curing the fibromyalgia symptoms, due to its beneficial properties on sleep restoration and muscle tension relief. Valerian is one of most powerful natural sedative, and it increases focus and concentration and improves the sleep quality in fibromyalgia patients.