MEDICAL CORNER … Herbs for fibromyalgia!
The challenge with fibromyalgia is that it is not only characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain but is also a syndrome that is accompanied by fatigue, sleeplessness, joint stiffness and even psychological conditions like depression and anxiety.
While the exact origin of this central nervous system disorder remains unknown, many clinical treatments involve therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions. However, these often have shortcomings. Therapies are usually ineffective with some clinical studies showing only short-term effectiveness or patients may have trouble complying with exercise based treatments.
Pharmacological treatments on the other hand may pose considerable side effects. Which is why a 2011 survey reports that approximately 90% of arthritic patients employ alternative therapies like herbal medicines for common rheumatic conditions including fibromyalgia.
Below are 10 herbal remedies thought beneficial for fibromyalgia.
With sleep difficulties and increasing anxiety frequently associated with fibromyalgia, the calming…
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