The first thing I want my readers to know that I believe it’s possible to heal just about anything, especially and including fibromyalgia. Many doctors and health practitioners are not really certain what causes fibromyalgia, and different people have different symptoms that are called “fibromyalgia” by these individuals when they rule out other, more serious and easily diagnosed conditions. This is the first in a series of blogs about fibromyalgia, what causes it and how I can help heal it.
If you find yourself with fibromyalgia, I want you to know that there are a lot of things you can do to manage it, so your life is more comfortable, and eventually heal it. I, myself, had fibromyalgia for nine or 10 years, and for the first part of that span of time I wasn’t even aware that what I had was fibromyalgia. Over time I spoke with doctors and found out that fibromyalgia was what I was dealing with.
Fibromyalgia often is accompanied by a low-grade depression, which can make it an even harder condition to deal with. What I want people to know is that, although some people don’t know how to heal it or don’t know what’s involved with healing it, the most helpful thing you can do for yourself with fibromyalgia is to get a really good set of self-care activities and routines—and listen to your body. Your body rules! For instance, if you’re walking down the street and you feel something in your eye, the whole world STOPS. Everything else is halted while you check to see if something has gotten into your eye. Another example is if you have a panic attack while driving on the freeway, you’re probably not going to be driving for much longer, as the attack will force you to pull over.
So again, the body rules. If you have a fibromyalgia flare-up, you probably need to cut back, limit or stop what you’re doing and take some rejuvenation time. This rejuvenation time is when you should indulge in your set of self-care activities, and other things to limit the severity and time span of your fibromyalgia flare-up. The most important thing you can know if you have fibromyalgia, or any other condition where the doctors don’t quite know what it is or how to heal it and relate it to stress or an emotional condition, is that it is NOT all in your head! Many times when people with these conditions hear these comments about their condition, that it’s “just” stress-related or due to an emotional problem, they walk away thinking: “Does this doctor think I’m crazy?” or “Does he think that this is all in my head?”
I want to spell out very, very clearly that this is not the case at all. I know this from personal experience and from discussing it with clients who also have had fibromyalgia. In my experience, there always seems to be an emotional, stress or trauma component, an environmental/dietary component and potentially a viral component from a past infection that come together in a type of “perfect storm” to create this truly achy body. And although they might be part of the cause of the fibromyalgia, they create very real physical pains, including joint stiffness, plantar fasciitis, brain fog, headaches, loss of grip strength, muscle weakness and so on.
Not only have I healed myself of fibromyalgia, Healing from the Body Level Up is perfect for getting to the emotional event or trauma that is at the root of these very real, and very painful, symptoms. Are you currently affected by fibromyalgia, or know someone who is? Let me help start the healing process. Please call me for a short, initial consultation or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Remember that HBLU works just as well over the phone. If your family member or friend is in another state or time zone, have them call me for a free initial phone consultation. 949-929-5470
And check back next week for the continuation in this multi-part series on fibromyalgia!* The information provided on this site, including text, graphics, images, is for informational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical care or medical advice and is not a replacement for medical care given by physicians or trained medical personnel. The Center for Integrative Therapy, LLC nor Amy St. Hilaire do not directly or indirectly practice medicine, nor do they dispense medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or any other medical service as part of this free web site. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider(s) when experiencing symptoms or health problems, or before starting any new treatment. Neither The Center for Integrative Therapy, LLC nor its members are to be held responsible for any inaccuracies, omissions, or editorial errors, or for any consequences resulting from the information provided. By continuing to view this site, visitors indicate acceptance of these terms.