What Every Person Seeking Natural Treatment for Fibromyalgia Needs to Know
For any person seeking a natural treatment for fibromyalgia, it is 100% essential that you understand what fibromyalgia is, is NOT, and the different factors that MUST be addressed if you want to find a solution! Fibromyalgia is one of the most challenging and frustrating afflictions that any person can suffer.
A large part of it comes from the simple fact that is is so hard to describe to someone who does not have fibromyalgia why apparently simple tasks are so terribly draining … and from the fact that there is no one solution to fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is closely associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In short, it is a full-body pain syndrome plus a complete lack of energy. Even the simplest activities can drain you for hours or days!
What makes the condition particularly frustrating is that all this seems to happen without a known cause. Before I go any farther, I want to emphasize something terribly important: no matter what you are experiencing or seeking - whether it is a medical or natural treatment for fibromyalgia, CFS, ME or whatever - people do not suffer symptoms without there being a reason!
Things don’t break-down in the body for no reason! So there is a big difference between “there is no cause for it” and “we can’t find the cause for it.” One of the things that are known about the cause of fibromyalgia is that is a multifactorial problem.
In other words, there is potentially more than one thing that causes it. Like opening a combination lock, effective treatment for fibromyalgia requires that you have all the pieces in the correct order before you get the breakthrough you are looking for.
So what exactly are you looking for with natural treatment for fibromyalgia?
This is not a comprehensive list, but certainly an essential starting guide to some of the more common elements that we see in our office for helping people find a natural treatment for fibromyalgia.
An Atlas misalignment. The role of the upper neck in affecting your nervous system is massive In brief, the upper neck directly affects the nerves and blood flow that control your brain. If your brain receives/sends abnormal information, potentially nothing in your body will work right. You will suffer pain, feel absolutely drained of energy, have difficulty sleeping, and probably feel like your head is just exceptionally heavy. If there is a problem in your upper neck, it is NOT optional if you truly want a solution and natural treatment for fibromyalgia. The alignment of the vertebrae in your upper neck must be correct! More on this one later …
- A virus, bacteria, or other infection. Often with natural treatment for fibromyalgia, this one is thrown around as a possible cause … and it often is! Unfortunately, few tests are ever performed to specifically identify what bacteria it is! Certain herbs, antibiotics or antiviral medications are more potent against certain microbes than others. The only question is, which one or ones are it? A couple of the more common agents are the Epstein Barr Virus or some type of parasite that effectively drain your immune system and your body’s energy resources. The solution here is relatively simple: be certain that your doctor or naturopath does specific blood tests in order to determine what infection is involved so that any treatment strategy will be most effective.
- Metal fillings/root canals. This one is somewhat controversial because these substances do not cause problems in 100% of people, but cause severe and disabling problems in others. In brief, these substances can slowly leach into the blood causing a systemic poisoning or infection which potentially affects your thyroid, your adrenal glands, and your brain. All of these issues are involved in energy production. In this case, you would want to check with a dentist who specializes in how fillings or root canals can affect the body … and find out how/if you can resolve the issue.
More on the Upper Neck as a Natural Treatment for Fibromyalgia
This one is our specialty, and one of the most overlooked parts of the combination lock that - I repeat - is 100% essential if you want to be healthy. Your brainstem controls all the vital functions in your body: immunity, energy production, sleep, etc.
It is also the site where pain modulation and filtration occur: a cluster of cells called the reticular formation. If this structure is not functioning properly, it reasons that a person can easily go on to develop all of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
The reason that these types of problems do not appear on MRIs, which look for infections or tumors, is because they are functional in nature. In other words, there is nothing wrong with the wires in your brain. However, they aren’t firing properly.
What matters here is that your brainstem descends into your neck at the level of the C1 and C2 vertebrae at the base of your skull. What this means is that misalignment of these two vertebrae can impart tension on your brainstem and mess up its ability to work right.
Much like draining a battery, these types of issues may take many years or even decades to develop. (Sound familiar?) In my experience, the vast majority (!) of people who do have misalignments in their neck experienced injuries so long ago that they don’t even remember them!.
They may not have broken or dislocated anything, but they did damage the ligaments in their app neck, which has since caused a problem to build over such a long time that their body is no longer able to compensate. These problems built to the point when, finally, something such as fibromyalgia develops. Benefits If you are seeking natural treatment for fibromyalgia, Upper Cervical Care may be able to help you.
The purpose of Upper Cervical Care is to correct misalignments of the C1 and C2 vertebrae in your neck order to correct any abnormal tension that affects the ability of your brain to work properly. Dr. Jeffrey Hannah is the only advanced certified Blair Upper Cervical Doctor in Australia.
The Blair Society is a not-for-profit research and development organization dedicated to the global advancement of health through Upper Cervical Specific Care. As I said before, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and myalgic encephalomyelitis are multifactorial problems.
This means that even when the C1 and C2 are properly aligned, there may be other things that need to be addressed also in order to discover the ultimate solution that you are seeking. However, if C1 and C2 are not properly aligned - and they need to be - you can do everything under the sun but never find a solution for your pain and fatigue.
For all the challenges associated with fibromyalgia, at the core is a problem that is affecting your nervous system and not allowing your body to work as it is supposed to. Make sure that your nervous system is working the way it should. To schedule a consultation, call 07 3188 9329.