Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder which is characterized by muscular and joint pain. It is a long term illness which is accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, memory loss and mood issues. The symptoms of fibromyalgia may come and go on their own. But certain factors like physical trauma, infection, stress, etc. can play a role in triggering it. The exact cause is however, unknown. There is no permanent cure of fibromyalgia but with some dietary and lifestyle changes, the symptomatic management can be done.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE CAUSES FOR THE OCCURRENCE OF FIBROMYALGIA?
The specific reason of occurrence of fibromyalgia is unknown but scientists found there occurs repeated nerve stimulation of the brain and spinal cord and this causes change in both of them. The change causes an abnormal increase in level of chemicals signaling pain sensation in brain. The brain receptors develop a memory of pain and thus they start over-reacting to both painful and non-painful signals.
The factors which lead to these changes are:
- Having a genetic predisposition to fibromyalgia
- Body infections
- Lack of physical exercise
- Physical injury such as accident
- Autoimmune disorders like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc
SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH FIBROMYALGIA
The main signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia are:
- Constant dull ache throughout the body
- Feeling tired always
- Stiffness in body
- Inability to focus
- Loss of memory
- Lack of concentration
- Pain in joints
- Poor sleep
- Digestive problems such as diarrhea or constipation
- Pain in jaw
- Numbness in hands or legs
- Irritable bowel syndrome
SOME OF THE COMPLICATIONS OF FIBROMYALGIA
The persons suffering from fibromyalgia can also develop some of the following other conditions:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROMYALGIA
The doctor will do a thorough physical examination of the patient. He will ask about his family history, will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease. He may suggest some of the following tests to the patients:
- Complete blood count
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- Rheumatoid factor
- Anti-nuclear antibody
- Thyroid function tests
- Vitamin D test
- Celiac serology
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA
Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of fibromyalgia:
1. Detox premium powder
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Giloy satv, Shukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Gandhak Rasayan, etc.
Parwal Shukti– Parwal Shukti is very beneficial in the condition of headache, depression, temporomandibular joint disorder, tensions, irritable bowel syndrome etc. It also reduces the stiffness and boosts the immune system.
Shukta Pishti: It helps to balance the Pitta dosha in the body. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis patients are managed with this pishti.
Giloy Satva: Giloy satva helps in detoxification of body that removes all the toxins. It is best anti-inflammatory and blood purifier. This satva act as a strong antacid that deals with hyperacidity and all the gastric problems.
Kamdudha Ras: This herbal-mineral classical preparation balances Pitta dosha in the body.
Gandhak Rasayana: This herbal preparation is used since ancient times for all types of skin disorders.
Tal Sindoor: It contains ingredients like Shuddh parad, Aloe vera, Gandhak, etc that relieve redness in psoriasis patients.
Akik Pishti:It act as a Cardiac tonic reduces the stress and improve the health. Also helps in reducing the inflammation by acting on body mechanism. Akik is also beneficial for preventing the acidity and neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
Yavakshara: It gives best result in chronic pain, nausea, muscle spasm, and nerve pain. Yavakshara also influences the areas of the brain associated with memory and co-ordination. Regular use of this sachet will help to improve the mental health.
Jahar Mohar: Jahar mohar is frequently used for managing the high blood pressure. It has different properties like, Antidiarrheal, Antiemetic, Antacid, and Digestive stimulant.
Recommended Dosage–Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.
2. Active Plus Tablet
Active plus Tablet is a pure herbo-mineral formulation prepared from best quality of herbs. This tablet is best for person mental and physical health, also helps to boost up the immunity. The herbal ingredients present in these tablets are used to maintain person’s health and refreshes the mind and body. These tablets improves digestion, eliminates constipation, stress, nourishes brain, acts as antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, etc.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
3. Pain-O-Kill Oil
This herbal oil contain ingredients like – Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Kustha (Saussurea lappa), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara) etc. This oil is an Ayurvedic medicine which gives best result in all types of pain. It is beneficial for the muscle relaxant, sports injury, low back pain, weakness, etc. This oil has a good result in reducing the inflammation.
Method of Usage – It is applied on the affected portion of the body and massage with light pressure. Do this procedure twice a day.
4. Pain-O-kill Tablets
As the name suggests these tablets will kill the pain naturally. The herbs present in the formation of these tablets are Ashwagandha, Hadjod, Punarnava, Nirgundi, Methi, Garlic, etc. These herbs in combination show antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. The regular use of these tablets reduce body pain and acts on its root cause.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
5. Nerve up tablet
Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata dosha and reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti etc. This tablet helps in the symptoms related to Allergy, ankylosis spondylitis, provide relief from muscle pain.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.
6. Vata Tablet
Vata balance tablet is a rejuvenating blend of herbs is specially formulated to balance Vata doshas without aggravating Pitta or Kapha doshas. It may be used to support overall health and well-being by Vata constitutions with or without food. For those with a dual constitution that includes Vata or a tridoshic constitution, it is an excellent formula for the Vata season, which in most parts of the world is autumn and early winter.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.