There are several approaches to the treatment of fibromyalgia, but overall successful results have been very poor until this Infused Tea:
Widespread Pain Index
The pain index is a checklist of different areas of the body where a patient has experienced pain during the previous week. The WPI is scored as simply the total of the areas indicated by the patient, for a possible score of 19. To get an accurate score, it is recommended that the patient how he or she felt in the previous week, how they felt on their current treatments, and what other conditions they know they suffer from that might cause pain. The areas considered for the index are:
- Shoulder girdle (between neck and shoulder), left and right
- Upper arm, left and right
- Lower arm, left and right
- Hips, left and right
- Upper leg, left and right
- Lower leg, left and right
- Jaw, left and right
- Upper and Lower Back
- I’d like to share some healing foods for fibromyalgia pain.
Foods that contain antioxidants are also natural anti-inflammatories. In some cases, antioxidant rich fruit has been known to decrease inflammation by 18-25 percent. Dark greens are extremely high in antioxidants, as well as beets, walnuts, and green tea, to name a few.
2. Vitamin D
In some cases, Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to triggering fibromyalgia symptoms. In fact, 90% of people with fibromyalgia also have a vitamin D deficiency, which is a startlingly high number!
When you have a vitamin D deficiency, your immune system isn’t as reactive as it should be, so when it is faced with the pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia, it isn’t equipped to protect your body. I would recommend having 5000 units of vitamin D a day, which is easily attainable through vitamin D supplements.
Fibromyalgia can make sleeping very difficult at times and lack of sleep depletes your magnesium level drastically. Magnesium’s primary role in your body is to ensure that your enzymes are functioning properly. Enzymes allow your body to digest and absorb the nutrients from your food.
Some of the best sources of magnesium are, pumpkin seeds, avocado, bananas, and guess what… dark chocolate! If you are low on magnesium, chances are your enzymes will not be able to get the most out of your food. Eating healthy is great, but your body must be equipped to absorb the nutrients properly.
4. Omega-3 fatty acids
Foods such as salmon, walnuts, and flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the pain of fibromyalgia symptoms. Most effectively it can ease the pain in your digestive tract, and joints as well as help those of you dealing with depression.
Common Trigger foods
The more toxic, preserved food you ingest, the more enzymes and antioxidants you’ll need to flush out your system, so rather than doing damage control, instead prevent your symptoms to the best of your ability.
• Caffeine, Simple carbohydrates, Artificial sweeteners, Wheat, Corn and Soy