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8 Home Remedies to Relieve Fibromyalgia

8 Home Remedies to Relieve Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition also known as fibrositis. It is characterized by pain that is widespread. The condition is more common in women than men. The exact reason for the disease has not been determined. The possible causes of the disease are hormonal disturbances, brain or spinal cord trauma, viral infections, disturbed sleep patterns, stress, genetics, etc. There is no definitive treatment for fibromyalgia, but symptoms can be relieved with some treatment.

The symptoms of fibrositis can be relieved by using some home remedies. Here are some of the remedies you can use.

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1. Ginger

Ginger is an excellent remedy for relieving pain and inflammation. There are a variety of ways in which you can consume ginger. You can include ginger in your daily meals or drink ginger tea. You can also make the mixture by mashing a piece of ginger, boil it in water and drink it twice a day.  If you want to add a little taste, then you can always add a little salt. Ginger can do wonders for people suffering from this condition.

2. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Inflammation is the cause of a lot of health problems. It can also cause pain in the muscles. You can relieve the pain by paying attention to your diet. Diet can have an enormous effect on living a pain-free life. There are certain food products such as red onion, green teas, broccoli, black teas, tomato, etc. that contain antioxidants, such as quercetin, which are useful in reducing inflammation.

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The foods containing high levels of omega-3 fats are also good for naturally reducing inflammation. If you are using fish oil, then make sure that you buy the best quality oil because it will have a higher level of oxidants and lower mercury levels.

3. Camphor

Camphor helps in relieving pain because it can tighten the muscles. Reducing the pain helps in increasing the efficiency of the body. You can use the camphor oil and apply it on the muscles to reduce pain, or you can eat it in the form of coriander. You can consume it by including it in your meals.

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4. Eat the Right Vegetables

Vegetables are highly nutritious, and they can also help in relieving symptoms of fibrosis. You should never forget to include green vegetables in your diet. Vegetables are an excellent choice for strengthening bones and muscles. You should increase the intake of pumpkins as well. Make green salads an essential part of meals, and you can always use lemon juice to make it tasty.

5. Drink More Liquids

The liquids made up of blended vegetables should also be a part of your diet, as it helps get rid of toxins. It cleans the body and helps in getting rid of any elements that may cause inflammation.

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6. Invest Time in Exercising and Meditation

Stress and anxiety can exacerbate fibrosis, so it is important that you stay happy and relaxed. You can help in relaxing your mind by doing yoga and meditation. They are the best ways for dealing with symptoms such as fatigue, poor sleep, anxiety, poor memory, stiffness, depression and poor balance. Dedicating just a few minutes to yoga and meditation can make life easier for you.

7. Epsom Salt

You can also relieve pain by soaking the body in epsom salt. It is magnesium sulphate and, by immersing the body in it, it lets the body absorb magnesium. One causes of fibromyalgia may be due to a deficiency in magnesium. The epsom salt bath is the best way of relaxing muscles and relieving pain. You should do it at least three times a year, and you only need to soak the body for twenty minutes.

8. Massage

Massage therapy is an excellent way of keeping the body relaxed and improving the movement of joints. It is good for getting rid of stress, and it helps relieve pain. The massages most beneficial for fibrosis are manual lymph drainage therapy. You should seek a massage therapist who has experience dealing with people suffering from fibromyalgia.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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