Any disease in the body becomes eminent because of certain trigger points. What is meant by the term trigger points? These are basically the specific areas where the pain because of disease seems to originate or is at its maximum potency. This term may also be specified to target sites which can cause pain in several other parts of the body at the slightest hint of provocation. The effect of the trigger points may be similar to the domino effect in the body. According to the latest research, there are 18 parts of the body which can be labeled as pressure points because of their sensitivity to changes in pressure.
Cause of Fibromyalgia Syndrome
The exact cause of the Fibromyalgia Syndrome is somewhat of a mystery and its treatment is also a sort of bone of contention between the medical circles. Experts believe that there are three basic things that one must adhere to in order to combat the Fibromyalgia disease. These are proper diet, nutrition and regular exercise. Medicine and herbs can also be taken in conjunction with these to increase the effectiveness of the treatment process. However differing opinions can be observed among the medical practitioners.
Most medical practitioners are of the view that balanced diet and exercise can have a good impact on the condition of a Fibromyalgia patient. Disagreements also exist when the proper diet and nutrition are to be considered because everyone seems to have their own version of what we might call “a winning formula”. These types of tussles are common among practitioners who are to treat chronic pains.
It is also an opinion that some people overstress the importance of trigger points and give them unnecessary attention. Some doctors find it difficult to pin point the exact location of these trigger points while others believe that it is a fairly straight forward procedure. I think it all depends on one’s perception really.
There are different types of treatment plans for Fibromyalgia diseases. One person might find respite in one way of treating pain while other can get relief from another strategy. So, it would be foolish to say that certain treatment is best for all the patients.
Treatment Plans (recommended)
Despite differing opinions of doctors, most of them suggest increasing your intake of anti-oxidants if you are suffering from the fibromyalgia disease. The reason behind this is that because of too much oxidation, ample amount of oxygen isn’t made available to the muscles and cells in the body. Anti-oxidants can be obtained from fruits and vegetables. Many essential vitamins also have anti-oxidant properties. These vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Vitamin A: Vitamin A or retinol is well-known for anti-oxidant properties. It is synthesized by the body from beta-carotene. It is found in green, red, yellow and orange colored vegetables and fruits like Carrot, broccoli, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, berries, mangoes, berries, peaches, apricots etc.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is one of the most essential vitamins that play a major role in the human body. It is found in all types of citrus fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemons, green peppers, broccoli, strawberry, blue berry, cabbage, tomato etc. A good amount of vitamin C in the diet can provide protection from many diseases.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is another essential vitamin that is known for its anti-oxidant properties and other benefits to health. It is also known as tocotrienol or tocpherol. The most important sources of this vitamin include wheat, nuts, whole grains, green vegetables, kiwi fruit, vegetable oil, fish liver oil etc.
Oxidation is a natural process and this is the mechanism behind the aging process. However there are powerful oxidants available that should be a part of your recovery diet. These anti-oxidants can help curb and even reverse the effect of excessive oxidation in your body.
In many cases, patients suffering from Fibromyalgia might need to take some additional supplements to ensure adequate supply of anti-oxidants in the body. Supplements are of prime importance if you want to tackle your Fibromyalgia problem. This is why it is a general practice of medical practitioners to prescribe these supplements to the Fibromyalgia patients. Vitamin supplements are easily available in pharmacies and these do not cost a lot of money.
Another way of improving the oxygen supply to the muscles and tissues is through regular exercise. This makes the blood flow to all parts of the body. You do not need to undertake difficult exercises. Simple exercises like walking, running and cycling are good for fibromyalgia patients. Yoga and meditation techniques can also prove to be very helpful in this regard. The best thing about Yoga and meditation is that they help you attain a positive frame of mind. Other venues that might be explored are acupuncture and glucose injections to the pressure points.