National Institutes of Health: COVID-19 associated hospitalization in 571 patients with fibromyalgia—A population-based study
From the article: “The current population-based study revealed that FM per se was not directly associated with COVID-19 hospitalization or related mortality. In both groups age was statistically associated with COVID-19 related hospitalization, in addition to male sex and hypertension in the FM group and BMI, coexisting COPD and chronic renal failure in the non-FM group.”
I thought some of you might also be interested in this fibro warrior’s experience with the COVID-19 omicron variant.
Health Rising: Delayed recovery after exercise found in ME/CFS and fibromyalgia
From the article: “The major finding in this study showed up in the 10-minute rest period. While the heart rates of the healthy controls returned to baseline, they remained elevated in the ME/CFS patients.”
Gilmore News Service: People suffering from fibromyalgia have cerebrovascular blood flow abnormalities
From the article: “According to a study from the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), patients with fibromyalgia have changes in cerebral blood flow. The research using transcranial Doppler (TCD), presented in the journal PLoS ONE, revealed changes in blood flow parameters in fibromyalgia patients that could help explain the painful and emotional symptoms associated with the disease.”
From the review: “In conclusion, low to moderate quality of evidence suggests that real acupuncture is more effective than control treatment in alleviating pain and improving well-being in both the short- and long-term. Furthermore, we believe that manual acupuncture with at least 10 sessions can achieve better analgesic effect. However, acupuncture has no effect on improving other symptoms of FM, including fatigue, sleep quality, physical function, and stiffness.”
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Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum just released the results of his latest study on red ginseng. Those of you who have been with me for a long time know that I’ve had really good results using Dr. Teitelbaum’s d-ribose protocol for fatigue.
I will be reviewing Dr. Teitelbaum’s newly updated book, “From Fatigued to Fantastic” within the next few weeks!
And an extra…
From the article: “In [traditional Chinese medicine], Kidney 27 is said to help energetically with back pain, throat pain, and neck pain. I feel it’s particularly useful for neck pain. From a western perspective, pressure on Kidney 27 can help align the first rib. Alignment here is key to healthy cervical (neck) posture and range of motion.”
Warrior of the Week…
This week’s Fibromyalgia Warrior of the Week is Rufia Ashraf, the mayor of Northampton, England. In this article, she shares what it’s like to live with fibromyalgia and how she’s helping her fellow fibro warriors.
Product of the Week…
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