Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder which is presented with generalized pain in muscles and bones of the whole body along with drowsiness, fatigue, memory issues and mood swings. In this disorder the painful sensations are amplified owing to the altered way of processing the non painful and painful signals by brain and spinal cord of an affected individual. The signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia usually begin after certain infection, physical trauma, surgery or psychological stress. However there are also some cases where none of these triggering causes are present and symptoms develop gradually over the time. In this article you can get all the information about fibromyalgia and its Ayurvedic treatment.
Introduction to Fibromyalgia
People suffering from fibromyalgia experience widespread and chronic pains in the musculoskeletal system all over the body. Memory troubles and fatigue are also accompanying symptoms in this disorder. It is a long term or chronic illness without exact known cause. Pin in fibromyalgia is debilitating and comes and goes from time to time. There are certain triggering factors like psychological stress, physical trauma and predisposing genes which may initiate the symptoms.
Ayurvedic Aspect of Fibromyalgia
There are three doshas which are responsible for the maintenance of health of a person, as per Ayurveda. These doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha and here in fibromyalgia the Vata dosha is vitiated causing pain in bones and muscles in the whole body.
Signs & Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Common signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia are:
- Pain, twitching, burning or tightness in the muscles
- Debilitating weakness or fatigue
- Pain is usually dull and aching in nature which has been there for more than three months
- Pain is in both the sides of the body including both above and below waist
- Waking up with pain and feeling tired even after sleeping for hours
- Many of them also suffer from sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome
- Difficulty in focusing or concentrating while doing a mental tasks
Along with these symptoms Fibromyalgia can also co-exist with some other conditions like anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, temporomandibular joint disorders, migraine, painful bladder syndrome, depression or postural tachycardia syndrome.
Causes of Fibromyalgia
The exact cause behind the fibromyalgia is not known. However there are certain theories like repeated stimulation of the nerves causes some changes in the brain and spinal cord of an affected individual. There are certain chemicals in the brain which signal pain and in fibromyalgia there is an increase in these chemicals. Also the pain receptors in the brain develop a kind of memory of these pain signals making them sensitized and overreacting to the painful signals as well as to the non painful ones. However there are certain factors which are found to cause these changes like:
- Fibromyalgia is known to run in the families owing to certain mutations in the genes making a person susceptible to develop this condition.
- There are some infections or illnesses which have been known to aggravate or trigger the disorder.
- Some sort of psychological stress or physical trauma can also trigger fibromyalgia.
Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
The main diagnostic factor in fibromyalgia is widespread pain in the body which lasts for around three months. Your doctor will check for the pain in at least four or five mentioned below areas:
- Upper left area that includes arm, shoulder or jaw
- Upper right area that includes arm, shoulder or jaw
- Lower left area that includes buttock, hip or leg
- Lower right area that includes buttock, hip or leg
- Axial area that includes back, neck, abdomen or chest
Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Conventional treatment for fibromyalgia includes pain relievers, antidepressants and anti seizure drugs. Physical therapy and counseling is also given to patients.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Fibromyalgia
In Ayurveda treatment is given to restore the balance of Vata dosha and pacify it with the help of herbal remedies. Pacification of Vata dosha helps in restoration of health and eradicates the disorder from root cause.
Herbal Remedies of Planet Ayurveda for Fibromyalgia
Planet Ayurveda has been serving the sufferings of humanity for around more than two decades now. There are numerous herbal remedies and products manufactured here using authentic herbs and natural compounds which possess amazing medicinal properties. No chemicals, additives, preservatives, dye, colors, fillers and yeast are used in these herbal products which ensure their high quality and effectiveness. For fibromyalgia Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies called Fibromyalgia care pack.
Fibromyalgia Care Pack
- Joint Aid Plus
- Aamvatantak Churna
- Stress Support
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Shatavari Ghrit
1. Joint Aid Plus
These medicinal capsules are poly herbal, formulated using various therapeutic herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). As the name implies, Joint aid plus capsules strengthen the joints and relieve inflammation and pain of muscles and joints.
Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.
2. Aamvatantak Churna
Aamvatantak churna consists of various therapeutic herbs like, Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. This herbal formulation consists of amazing therapeutic properties like anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant that helps in relieving pain and swelling of the joints.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water.
3. Stress Support
These multi herbal capsules are prepared using herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Tagar (Valeriana wallichii). Stress support capsules as the name indicates help in managing the stress which is one of the main triggering factors of fibromyalgia.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
4. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia curcumin organic herbal capsules are formulated from standardized extract of herbs, i.e. Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata). It helps in relieving pain, treating inflammation, enhancing immunity and preventing accumulation of the ama.
Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.
5. Shatavari Ghrit
This herbal formulation is prepared using numerous herbs like Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Kakoli (Lilium polyphyllum), Munaka (Vitis vinifera), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) etc. Shatavari ghrit maintains healthy functioning of the body by managing the hormonal balance, gives strength to the body and boosts the immunity.
Dosage- 1 tsp mixed with mishri or as guided by an Ayurvedic physician.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic debilitating disorder which can be treated with the help of above mentioned authentic herbal remedies that annihilate the disease from root cause.For more details of our products check out our website www.planetayurveda.com and for queries you can send your queries to our email id email@example.com.