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supplements and herbs are helpful in the treatment of Fibromylagia (bipolar disorder asthma depression acupuncture heart)
Description: Chronic condition distinguished by severe muscle pain.
Useful Supplements: 5-HTP, Magnesium, Malic Acid, SAM, Vitamin B1,
Useful Herbs: Asian ginseng, Cayenne, Licorice Root, Siberian Ginseng.
Further information: Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition which has as
its main symptom severe muscle pain. Its other symptoms could include
fatigue, chest pain, fever, swollen lymph nodes, insomnia, and
Fibromyalgia has no cure. It most often occurs in women between the
ages of 25 and 45.
Exercise may help to ease the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, as patients
who regularly do low-intensity workouts often show less severe
symptoms than those who do not. Other effective non-medicinal
treatments include meditation and acupuncture.
The following supplements and herbs may be helpful in treating the
effects of Fibromyalgia:
Low seratonin levels are often associated with Fibromyalgia.
Supplementation with 5-HTP may increase seratonin synthesis.
A combination of Magnesium and Malic Acid has been shown to lessen
muscle pain. This may be due to the fact that many patients with
Fibromyalgia have low Magnesium levels.
Given intravenously, SAM appears to help reduce both pain and
depression in Fibromyalgia patients. Intravenous dosages appear to be
more effective than oral dosage; however, even oral dosages appear to
help alleviate pain, fatigue, and stiffness related to Fibromyalgia.
SAM should not be use by manic-depressive (bipolar disorder) patients,
however, as often causes manic episodes.
Other patients have low levels of Vitamin B1, resulting in less
activity by B1-dependent enzymes. It is unclear whether this
deficiency is a cause or effect of the disease; in any case,
supplementation may help alleviate the symptoms.
Vitamin E supplements have also been shown to help ease much of the
pain of Fibromyalgia.
No herbs have specifically been studied in the treatment of
Fibromyalgia. However, since many of the symptoms and difficulties
associated with Fibromyalgia are also seen in chronic fatigue
syndrome, the same herbs may be effective in treatment. These include
Licorice root (should not be used by heart patients), Asian ginseng,
and Siberian Ginseng. Capsaicin, the active ingredient of cayenne, may
also be effective. A cream applied to aching joints and muscles may be
effective; however, it may also cause a mild burning sensation, and
can be quite painful if it touches the eyes.