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You Don’t Have to Suffer from Fibromyalgia!
If you or someone you love suffers from fibromyalgia, you are not alone. Fibromyalgia is not only widespread musculoskeletal pain; it often comes with fatigue, joint stiffness, insomnia, depression, and feelings of anxiety. Read more what you shoud know about fibromyalgia.
Although scientists are not sure of the exact origin of this disorder of the central nervous system, some clinical solutions have involved the use of pharmaceutical drugs. However, these have proven to be only somewhat effective or only effective for a limited period of time. These solutions also come with some serious side effects. In fact, one survey conducted in 2011 found that more than 90 percent of people who suffer from rheumatic conditions, including fibromyalgia, find relief from herbal treatments.
Because there is no accepted “cure” or treatment for this health problem, most remedies simply rely on relief from symptoms. Although managing the symptoms is not easy, many persons find relief in a variety of herbs. Keep in mind that what works for one person does not necessarily work for someone else; so if one herb does not give you relief, try another.
Please consult with your physician before you begin any herbal program, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, are taking prescription drugs or if you are under a doctor’s care for an ongoing medical condition. Although most herbs are considered to be safe, there can be serious drug interactions or other problems can arise from the use of some herbs.
Keep reading for a list of 10 of the best herbs that can help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
1. St. John‘s Wort
Although there is no known study that says that this herb has successfully treated fibromyalgia, St. John’s Wort has been shown in several studies to be more effective than a placebo when it comes to treating the depression that generally accompanies those with fibromyalgia. These studies show that St. John’s Wort can be every bit as effective as antidepressants, such as Prozac, when it comes to mild depression. St. John’s Wort can interfere and cause side effects when combined with other prescription medications, so you should always consult your doctor before consuming this herb.
2. Red Clover
Red clover improves overall immune system health and gives it a boost of energy. Red clover is believed to be one of the best herbs you can consume for fibromyalgia. It has plenty of B vitamins and vitamin C, which has been found to be lacking in many persons who suffer from fibromyalgia. Red clover, especially when combined in a tea with burdock root and dandelion, can help cleanse the blood and provide relief from several symptoms such as intestinal problems, restless sleep, foggy thinking, and joint stiffness.
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