What is Fibromyalgia?
What causes Fibromyalgia?
Due to lack of specific medical tests to diagnose Fibromyalgia, the real cause of it is hard to specify. According to doctors, it can be a variety of factors operating together. These may include infections, physical or emotional trauma such as a car accident and even genetics.
Some researchers believe that repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of people with Fibromyalgia to release an abnormal amount of neurotransmitters which are chemicals that signal pain. Also, the pain receptors in the brain seem to develop a memory of the pain, making a person suffering from Fibromyalgia more sensitive to any pain stimulus they might experience.
Nowadays, Fibromyalgia can be detected when a person complains of widespread pain without any other apparent reason, lasting for more than 3 months. Due to an absence of any lab tests to help identify the disease, doctors usually perform blood tests to rule out any other medical conditions that might have similar symptoms.
It is also found that the condition occurs more often in women than in men.
When to seek treatment for Fibromyalgia?
As with most pain conditions, earlier treatment allows for speedier relief from the pain.
Bowen Therapy for fibromyalgia consists of light moves, which works directly with the fascia (connective tissue that acts as an extension of the nerves) and nervous system. Signals sent via the nerves to the brain signal the body to go into a state of deep relaxation, and in this way may act to calm the overstimulation of the brain and the nervous system. As more people are trying Bowen Therapy to treat their fibromyalgia, it is gaining acceptance as an effective treatment method.
In a study at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill by Amy Norman, Bowen Therapy was rated at having an 80% effectiveness for fibromyalgia.
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