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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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