Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease, and the causes of its appearance are unknown. Most of the times is treated with drugs such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Also, exercise is vital for a successful treatment and relief. Although, this disease comes with severe pain, exercise is the main component that helps to eliminate endorphin, lower stress levels, strengthens the muscles and helps you sleep better. If the exercises are too difficult, you can choose more delicate exercises like tai chi or yoga, ideal for body and soul.
The following remedies are great to relieve fibromyalgia pain:
1. Soak a cloth in apple vinegar and rub the painful area with circular movements.
2. Fill the bathtub with hot water and add 4 handful of thyme. Take a bath for 15-20 minutes (or until the water cools down).
3. Boil 2 grams of willow bark in a cup of water for 5 minutes. If you don’t have this tree in the yard, you can find willow bark in the natural shops. Drink between 2 and 3 cups a day, one in the morning, noon and evening. Willow bark contains salicin but also various analgesic substances, beneficial to get rid of the pain.
Aerobic – Studies have shown that walking or running helps to relieve pain caused by fibromyalgia. It helps to improve the quality of life, muscle function, making your body to relax. This way to pain will go away! Why not, you can try group exercises where you can train with other people, and so you will be more motivated. In addition, you will have a personal trainer.
Tai Chi – Besides the fact that it will relax you completely, Tai Chi is an effective exercise that involves simple, light and stretching movements. It also encourages both the body and the mind to relieve stress and pain.
Yoga – yoga exercises are perfect for meditating and improving your physical condition. It’s very affordable, and many yoga asanas can be found online. Yoga exercises help you focus on meditation, which will help you forget the pain.
Exercises with dumbbells – According to studies, dumbbell exercises, helps to relieve pain, and due to the variety of exercises, it’s easy to work several groups of muscles. For such exercises, you need the presence of a specialist, because they are improperly practiced, can cause even greater pains.
Stretching – This exercise improves your condition, but also your blood circulation. Over time, you will get used with stretching, making the exercises easier, and you will send more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.
The below video has the perfect yoga poses for fibromyalgia, providing gentle and easy movements: