February Focus on Fibromyalgia

If you or someone you know has Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue (or really any autoimmune disease or chronicPain pain), you know just how frustrating it can be for them. They may experience pain and fatigue so severe they may feel like they have the flu all the time. They might have stopped doing the things they once enjoyed and are no longer spending time with those they love. The way I approach these conditions is unique because I look at the eight different causes and devise a plan that resolves each of them in a very logical step-by-step approach. I help people take their life back and offer solutions that they can do at home to improve their quality of life.

With these illnesses, the body has become so inflamed and out of balance that key functions fail, creating pain of several types, flu-like symptoms, digestive issues, circulatory problems and more. Imagine a house that has a leaky roof that eventually leads to ruined walls and carpet, mold in the house, electrical problems, etc. In order to repair the house, you’d fix the roof first right? No point in replacing the carpet before the leaks are repaired. Many people have unknowingly taken this approach with their health though, trying to fix their symptoms before fixing the underlying cause. This can cause other symptoms to reappear or get worse and results don’t last. That equals FRUSTRATION! The order we make repairs is vitally important to restore the body’s natural balance. The evidence-based methods I use when working with people who have autoimmune conditions include a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, breathing exercises and qigong. I follow a specific order in applying treatments, each step lasting 2 – 4 weeks along with self care and nutrition advice. In 12 weeks or less, my patients see remarkable results when following my FibroFatigue program. This includes less pain, more energy, improved digestion, better sleep and an overall improvement in quality of life.

For example, we will focus on regulating the immune system first and begin to reduce pain. Then we get to work on the gut health which is a huge factor in regulating the immune system and is key for you to get nutrients to all of the cells in your body so they can function optimally. We’ll restore gut flora, regulate water metabolism, blood sugar and blood lipids. All of this will reduce inflammation, reduce brain fog and improve brain function. Next we’ll help reduce stress and improve sleep, then improve blood circulation, further reducing pain. Finally, once the repairs are made, we begin to fortify the body so it gets stronger and stronger and stays healthy. Each of these steps build upon one another. This is what builds lasting results.

I understand that there are many factors at play with autoimmune diseases, and know it’s not “all in your head” as many others may have told you. As you go through this program many facets of your life may change. Be ready! You may get the desire to socialize again. Maybe you thought you were depressed, but it may have been that your immune system was low. As your immune system becomes healthier, you’ll be more comfortable being around others. As your pain subsides, you are able to take your life in your own hands again and enjoy activities that you’ve had to put aside. As you become stronger and realize your personal power, you may see relationships evolve and will be better equipped to handle the drama. Be ready for all of it and take it as a positive sign.

If you or someone you love wants to get better and can envision a life without pain and depression, I’ve made it easy to follow along step-by-step. You’ll start making small changes in your life that will lead to big effects. I’d love to help!