What Helps Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common neurological condition characterized by tenderness, muscle pain and fatigue.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Fibromyalgia

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St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort is a flowering shrub in the Hypericaceae perforatum family.  Native to Europe, it’s June-blooming, yellow flowers have been used in medicine since ancient Greece. Named after St. John the Baptist, the presence of the photochemical, hyperforin, is the key antidepressant and anxiolytic component. St. John’s Wort has also been revered for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.


Effectiveness
38%


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Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain’s pineal gland. It works with your body’s circadian rhythm, as well as, regulates body temperature, blood pressure and hormone levels. Production naturally decreases with age. Melatonin is commonly used as a treatment for sleep disorders including jet lag and insomnia.


Effectiveness
38%


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Chlorella


Effectiveness
26%


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Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a water and fat-soluble organic compound produced naturally in the human body inside the mitochondria. It is a powerful antioxidant also found in foods including animal meat (bovine organs), vegetables (spinach, broccoli, tomato, brussels sprouts) and grain (rice bran).


Effectiveness
38%


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Turmeric (Curcumin)

Turmeric is made from the dried rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant, belonging to the ginger family. Native to South Asia, Turmeric has a long history in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The key component is the organic polyphenol, curcumin, which is responsible for giving the plant its yellow color. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects have been used in the treatment of arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory and metabolic issues.  


Effectiveness
63%


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Panax Ginseng

Ginseng, Panax ginseng, is a perennial plant native to the mountainous Far East. A component of ancient Chinese medicine, Ginseng has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and has been used in the treatment of brain function, immune support, blood glucose control, erectile dysfunction and energy production.


Effectiveness
50%


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Acetyl L-carnitine


Effectiveness
25%


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Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.


Effectiveness
50%


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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis. 


Effectiveness
25%


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SAMe

SAMe, the acronym for S-adenosyl-L-methionine, is a compound found naturally in the human body. Discovered in the 1950s as a derivative of the amino acid methionine, it maintains cell membranes, in addition to, producing and regulating hormones. It is not found naturally in foods, therefore a synthetic version is required to normalize inadequate levels.


Effectiveness
50%


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, is a psychotherapy centered on bringing awareness to inaccurate or negative thinking, therefore altering behavioral patterns. In addition to helping individuals manage stressful situations, CBT is used in the treatment of mental health disorders including depression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Effectiveness
25%


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Biofeedback Therapy


Effectiveness
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