Home Remedies for FIBROMYALGIA

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Home Remedies for FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition often associated with illness or injury. It mainly affects the muscles. The affected muscles become sore and tender to the touch. Exposure to damp and cold are frequent causes, but any injury to joints or muscles may bring in this condition. It begins suddenly, and the pain usually feels worse when the muscles are used.

People with this condition cannot sleep at night due to pain. Their muscles begin to ache at night and their sleep is disturbed on account of pain.

Normally, when people sleep, they enter the stage-four sleep, which produces deep relaxation, and their muscles naturally turn off. But people with fibromyalgia don't enter stage-four sleep. As a result, their muscles don't rest properly and they ache.

Most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain, tenderness of the muscles, extreme fatigue and
general weakness.


Bog bean works as an anti-inflammatory, eating this herb or taking the herb in a supplement form can help in combating pain.

Ginger is also known for its properties in fighting joint pain and stiffness.

Take two teaspoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey in a cup of warm water twice daily. It is highly effective for the treatment of pain. This is one of the best home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Half teaspoon of turmeric powder taken with warm water twice a day is also beneficial in curing Fibromyalgia

Drinking alfalfa tea twice daily is also helpful for the treatment of joint pains.

Radish juice mixed with sugar is also helpful to fight with muscle pains.

Drinking 15 grams of fresh bathu juice daily with an empty stomach without adding any salt or sugar to it helps in reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

A cup of papaya seed tea taken six or seven times daily for two or three weeks gives relief in the joint pains.

Eat porridge of 2 teaspoonfuls of winter cherry with ghee and molasses with an empty stomach for 15 days. This is very effective home remedy for Fibromyalgia.

A tablespoon of fruit pectin in a small glass of cranberry juice taken every morning gives relief. A person suffering from pain should eliminate sugar, white flour, macaroni, pie, cake, and sweet drinks from diet.

For fibromyalgia treatment, drink consisting of four raw finely sliced beets soaked in a quart of berry wine for one day. Drink one small glass of this liquid before meals, three times a day.

Dissolve 4 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses in one quart of cranberry juice and drink one glass everyday. This is also very effective home remedy for Fibromyalgia.

Two parts pure olive oil and one part kerosene makes a wonderful solution to be applied on the affected muscles.

For fibromyalgia treatment, add one-tablespoon cod liver oil to the juice of one orange, and drink before going to bed.

Rubbing the aching joints with hot vinegar before going to bed also gives relief to the pain.

Mix 2 tablespoons mullein, 3 of granulated slippery elm bark, one of lobelia, 1-teaspoon cayenne. Use boiling water to make paste. Spread on cloth and place on swollen joints. This is one of the useful home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Bake one or two egg- plants. Mash and fry in about 2 tablespoons of castor oil. Spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic and salt can be added while frying. Take once daily for two to three months for relief.

Another herb known as Guggulu is very helpful in curing muscle pains. If available, eat half a teaspoon twice a day after meals with warm water. ��Paste of 1 teaspoon red chilies and fresh ginger mixed in half a cup of sesame oil and strain. Gently rub this oil on the affected muscles. Camphor, wintergreen and cinnamon oils are also beneficial for external application.

A vegetable-juice fast significantly reduces pain for many patients with fibromyalgia. Carrot juice, celery juice, cabbage juice, or tomato juice can be used Application of hot packs and ice packs for 10 minutes also provides relief from joint pains.

A combination of burdock, slippery elm, sheep sorrel and Turkish rhubarb was shown good results in improving fibromyalgia.

Soak Spiegel seeds in water, make a paste and apply it on the joints for quick relief from pain.

Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation of joints. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in salmon, sardines, other oily fish, walnuts, flax, soy, olive oil, nuts, and avocados.

Pine-bark and grape-seed extracts are natural anti-inflammatory that help to ease pain Topical applications of cayenne (capsicum) powder mixed with wintergreen oil can help relieve muscle pain.

Dandelion reduces frequency and intensity of pain and strengthens the connective tissue. Take 1 tbsp. Juice or 1-cup tea twice daily for four to six weeks. This is one of the best home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Willow bark has anti-inflammatory properties and works as a painkiller.
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