Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2012 1:56 PM

Are there health issues you or your loved ones would like more information about? You are welcome to ask health questions on our Facebook page. You may see your answer on this Blog!

In response to a question about Fibromyalgia:

Thank you for your question. This is a quite prominent condition in the age group you mention. 

As always, the first step is to determine the cause. With that we can tailor treatment. Every person is different, however one factor that spans most everyone is that stress makes it worse, less stress or better stress management improves symptoms.

So, relaxation massage, acupuncture, getting excellent sleep, warm epsom salt baths, counseling to deal with stress, and doing mild-moderate exercise and stretching are all good starting points. Nutritional modifications, both with regard to food and to adding supplementation have been helpful.

Recently I have been using amino acid therapy with very good reports. Most importantly though, people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue faire best support from family and friends to help manage and move past the condition. This is where the community becomes a healing entity in itself.