10.18.2017

New book gets to the underlying cause of fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains affiliate links.  In recent years, I’ve read several news articles about neuroplasticity and how brain training might be helpful for reducing the pain of fibromyalgia. Since I’m so logically minded, I’m fascinated by the idea that we might be able to somehow reset the brain so it stops amplifying pain signals and other fibromyalgia-related symptoms. Last year, I learned about ANS REWIRE, a recovery program developed by Dan Neuffer for those with … [Read more...]

10.11.2017

How potatoes can help you fight fatigue

Disclaimer: The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. Guest post by Lucy Wyndham According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 1 in every 5 Americans suffer from fatigue that hinders their daily lives. As draining as fatigue can be for an average person, it is even more debilitating in individuals suffering from underlying medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis or Lyme disease. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can help … [Read more...]

10.09.2017

Three new (to me) treatments that are helping my fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme symptoms

Disclaimer: The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor.  I'm constantly tweaking my treatment protocol for fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme, hoping to find something that works better and gives relief. I've recently added a few new things that I've found beneficial and wanted to share, so here goes... Using CBD oil topically I've started adding CBD oil … [Read more...]

09.25.2017

20 FREE tools to help you manage fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Medications. Copays. Medical bills. Higher insurance premiums. Supplements. Healthy food. Gadgets, creams and other products that may or may not work. The costs of living with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and Lyme add up fast. I know a lot of you are struggling financially to even pay for household basics, so a few weeks ago, I published a list of low-cost treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme. As a followup to that article, … [Read more...]

08.09.2017

Using myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions

This article on myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions was first published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains an affiliate link. Don't tell my husband, but I am in love with a woman. Her name is Christine, and I just met her a few weeks ago, but she's definitely changed my life for the better. Christine has the gift of gab. We love to talk about conspiracy theories and how the elites are destroying our planet. But what I love most about her is her hands. Her hands are magic! You … [Read more...]

07.11.2017

How mindfulness can ease your chronic pain

A guest post by Jared Levenson, No Effort Big Change You’ve heard of mindfulness, right? The topic been on the front covers of numerous magazines, including Time. We’re going to be talking about mindfulness today. We’re going to get into “how” mindfulness can reduce your pain. But first, let’s talk about mindfulness and its link to pain. The definition of mindfulness is basically being present, feeling and not judging. You might be wondering, “How can just feeling my pain be in any way beneficial towards reducing my pain?” Let’s dive in. In addition to being featured in Time, … [Read more...]

06.05.2017

Using a weighted blanket for fibromyalgia

This article on using a weighted blanket for fibromyalgia was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Growing up in a drafty farmhouse, my mom would always add an extra blanket or two to my bed during winter. I remember feeling comforted by the weight of the blankets as I drifted off to sleep. Turns out, there's a physiological reason for why I felt so calm and secure under those blankets. The added weight caused my body to release serotonin, a feel-good hormone that promotes peace and well-being. As adults, we … [Read more...]

05.15.2017

Using flotation therapy for fibromyalgia

This article on flotation therapy for fibromyalgia was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Ever wish your cares would just float away and disappear? Well, that's not possible, but I may have found the next best thing: flotation therapy! Last month, I finally redeemed a Christmas gift certificate for a 90-minute flotation therapy session. Developed in the 1950s by a neuroscientist, flotation therapy (technically known as flotation REST - reduced environmental stimuli therapy) involves floating in an isolated … [Read more...]

03.21.2017

Using GABA to improve sleep with fibromyalgia

Disclaimers: This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. This post contains affiliate links.  When you have fibromyalgia, restorative sleep is always elusive. For many years, I haven't been able to sleep through the night. I would wake every 2-3 hours, then struggle to fall back to sleep. Like most fibro sufferers, I can't remember the last time I … [Read more...]

02.13.2017

Vital Health Saunas review | How I’m using infrared sauna for fibromyalgia and Lyme

Heating pads, electric blankets and hot baths are top pain-fighting tools for many of us with fibromyalgia - myself included. A couple of months ago, I decided to increase my use of heat therapy and invest in an infrared sauna at the suggestion of my Lyme/fibromyalgia doctor. There are many benefits to using an infrared sauna, but I specifically purchased mine for pain relief and detoxification. My doctor explained that using an infrared sauna would help me to flush out toxins as the Lyme bacteria dies off during treatment, reducing my overall symptoms. There's some research indicating using … [Read more...]

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