Fibromyalgia is an imbalance that causes pain in the whole musculoskeletal system. Symptoms can include issues with fatigue, mood, memory, digestive, fungus, PMS and a variety of other symptoms. Pain seems to be the major complaint.
Is there a link between fibromyalgia and emotions?
While the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, a naturopathic doctor will focus on correcting the cause of the body’s imbalance. They also recognize that emotions seem to play a major role in this illness.
Studies have shown that negative emotions tend to increase pain in patients with chronic fibromyalgia.
When a patient tries to suppress feelings of anger, their sense of pain increases. Yet, when they release those feelings of anger, their pain diminishes.
So you might be thinking “Great! I’ll focus on happy thoughts to stop my pain.” Concentrating on these positive thoughts or feelings is not enough to create a shield against deeply embedded anger.
A naturopath can help create coping strategies when you feel angry or frustrated. These can be practical ways to talk with the person causing the emotions. Or we’ve all been there when you reach the point of screaming into a pillow! Sometimes the best medicine is to pour your feelings out to a caring therapist.
How can a naturopathic doctor help?
The naturopathic doctor focus on addressing the root cause of your imbalance. Many things can cause your body to get off kilter. A lack of neurotransmitter function or even sugar levels can affect fibromyalgia.
Once your naturopath finds the root cause, you can work together to create a plan of action, and adjust it as needed for best results. It’s important to find a practitioner who sees more than the physical symptoms of fibromyalgia.
It IS possible to feel better and stay well, even with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. If you’re ready to learn more about what natural options could help for you, schedule a visit to our office.