Fibromyalgia and NRCT™

Most of us are familiar with everyday aches and pains in our muscles. With proper care and rest, the pain eventually goes away. But for millions of people who suffer from fibromyalgia, or FM, proper care and rest aren’t enough.

Is Fibromyalgia Real?

FM is characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Other symptoms include fatigue, sleeplessness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), headaches, and heightened sensitivity to light, touch, and odors. Although it is a chronic (long lasting) condition, it is, fortunately, neither progressive nor fatal. In the United States, it’s estimated that 3 to 6 million (1 in 50) people suffer from FM. The majority of sufferers are women of child-bearing age; however, people of all ages can be affected. Young to middle-aged women, people with a family history of this condition, and people who have had rheumatic disease seem to have a higher risk of FM. For decades it has been debated whether or not FM is a true physiological condition. Skeptics point to the failure of researchers to find an exact cause or to develop a standard, objective method of diagnosis. However, owing to new technologies and genetic research, our understanding of FM is rapidly evolving. For example, a recent Georgetown University  study has identified areas of the brain that are most active during pain. And links with blood flow, sleep disturbances, previous injuries, infections, and autonomic nervous system abnormalities have also been identified.

Recent cutting edge clinical findings have been revealed that suggest that constriction of the meninges on the nerve roots or other areas of the nervous system may have a negative impact on the body’s physiology.  Empirically, this seems to cause many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Luckily we are now trained in the Neurologic Relief Centers Technique™ and can offer it to you as a promising approach.

Natural Approaches to Managing FM

Since the exact causes are of FM are unknown, there is no single treatment. However, the following complementary and alternative therapies and self-management techniques may offer relief.

Alternative therapies.

Many FM sufferers reportsuccess with Neurologic Relief Centers Neurologic Relief Technique,™ acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, osteopathy, andother complementary and alternative therapies. View Neurologic Relief Centers Testimonials at

Cognitive behavior therapy, stress reduction, and other pain management techniques can teach you to better manage pain.

Exercise. While it may increase your pain at first, exercise may be one of the most effective treatments for FM.

Better sleep. Being adequately rested is essential in fighting pain and fatigue.

Eating a healthier diet. Although no specific diet has proven to influence FM, getting proper nutrition will give you more energy and help you to cope with your symptoms more effectively.

If you’re interested in learning about natural approaches to managing FM, contact us at The Redwood Clinic. Together, we can develop a plan to help you get back on the road to feeling great.  (Thanks to meta-ehealth for this article)