or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a complex condition triggering
chronic, widespread pain and fatigue. As many as 10 million Americans
are estimated to have FMS.1
term "fibromyalgia" comes from the root "fibro"
meaning "fiber" and "myalgia" meaning "muscle
pain". The pain in FMS, however, is actually concentrated in
soft tissues (Myofascial) at specifically defined "tender points"
located around various joints, organs, and other parts of the body.
set of diagnostic criteria for FMS has been set forth by the American
Rheumatology Society. Even within these defined parameters, however,
fibromyalgia may still manifest with a unique constellation of symptoms
in each individual. Associated symptoms can include sleep disturbances,
digestive problems, anxiety and depression, headache, hypoglycemia, and environmental
sensitivities (to toxins, allergens, noise, as well as temperature).
The Fibromyalgia Cure- click here for more info. or on articles to the top right.
evidence suggests that FMS is a systemic biochemical condition influenced
by multi factorial imbalances throughout the body. Proper testing
can identify many of these imbalances, and help determine which
interventions are likely to be most effective for each patient.
and Cellular Energy: Cells vitally depend on
organic acid nutrients to produce energy for muscle and other tissues
throughout the body—imbalances can lead to energy depletion
and chronic pain.
and Adrenal Stress: Fibromyalgia has been closely
linked with stress-induced imbalances that disrupt the healthy regulation
of the body's hormonal and nervous systems
and IGF-Deficiency: is a consistent finding
in many patients with fibromyalgia, and may be linked to symptoms
of fatigue, muscle weakness, and depression
and Amino Acids: Imbalances of certain amino
acids can trigger primary neurological mechanisms affecting mood
and pain sensation, and thus may serve as an important focus for
alleviating major symptoms.
and Element Imbalances: Individuals with fibromyalgia
often have physiological systems that are more sensitive to nutrient
shortages and toxic exposure.
and Thyroid Hormones: Some patients with fibromyalgia- including many resistant to conventional
treatments for the condition-show clinical signs of thyroid dysfunction.
and Detoxification: Patients with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to toxins because
their systems are less able to break these substances down and eliminate
them from the body.
and Allergy: A hidden sensitivity to foods or inhalants could set off an inflammatory
immune cascade that leads to many classic symptoms of fibromyalgia.
and Bone Resorption: An abnormally low rate of bone breakdown (resorption) in patients
with fibromyalgia may lead to collagen build-up near pain-sensitive
and Gastrointestinal Function: The high prevalence of irritable bowel symptoms in patients with
fibromyalgia may require specific testing to detect and alleviate
common causes of digestive dysfunction.
and Melatonin: Sleep disturbances and pain sensations in fibromyalgia can be exacerbated
if the body's internal biological "clock" is disrupted.
1. Muhammad Yunus, M.D., "What's New in Fibromyalgia Syndrome?
A Review of Abstracts Presented in the 1996 American College of
Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting: Part 1", The Fibromyalgia
Times, Vol. 1, No. 4, Winter 1997, p.4.
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