Managing Fibromyalgia with Natural Remedies

Managing fibromyalgia with natural remedies, includes Q and A with leading natural health experts.


| May/June 2005


Try managing fibromyalgia with natural remedies, including heated baths, herbal muscle relaxants, nettles and St. John's wort.

Managing Fibromyalgia with Natural Remedies

My sister has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She was wondering if there were any herbs or supplements she could take. She is on the drugs baclofen (20 mg) and clonazepam (1 mg). Could you please tell me more about fibromyalgia and what might help her?
D.G.
Raeford, North Carolina

Keville responds: Holistic practitioners always want to treat the cause of a condition, yet no one knows exactly what causes fibromyalgia or, for that matter, how to cure it. Fortunately, your sister can do several things to ease her symptoms.

Compounds derived from two Ayurvedic herbs reduce inflammation: curcumin from turmeric (Curcuma longa) and boswellia from Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata). Both are available as capsules and tinctures, either individually or in formulas. Follow the dosage directions on the bottle.

Heat brings relief to most fibromyalgia sufferers. Toss 1/4 cup Epsom salts with five drops of lavender essential oil into a hot bath. Lavender is an anti-inflammatory that soothes the mind as well as the body.

Recommending natural remedies for someone who’s taking prescription drugs is tricky. If your sister has her doctor’s blessing, she can try switching from the sedative drugs to herbal muscle relaxants, such as chamomile (Matricaria recutita), skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and passionflower (Passiflora incarnata). She will need professional guidance if she chooses to take the drugs and herbs together.





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