Info on supplements and herbs for Fybromyalgia

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A few have asked about what to do for Fibromyalgia. This is what I found around the internet.

Start here with Vitamins and supplments

altmedicine.about.com/...myalgia.htm

A place for the Chinese approach to the problem.

drshen.com/herbsforfibromyalgia.htm

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  1. Remember, cover your basic nutritional needs first before trying to target symptoms with herbs. Food as medicine. You are what you eat.
  2. Chamomile: This is a calming fibromyalgia herb that can help induce sleep, lessen anxiety, decrease menstrual cramps and may even boost the immune system.
  3. Echinacea: Supports the immune system and may help prevent infections. Take at the first sign of a cold to boost your immune system. This is a studied case where it is not recommended for children because the herb seems to work differently in children.
  4. Cayenne: Can help relieve migraine or tension headaches. It is used for muscle pain when made into a salve or ointment.
  5. Ginger: Can be used to calm an upset stomach. May have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  6. Ginseng: Increases energy and relieves stress. It is important to look for Panax Ginseng with ginsenocides of around 10% for a quality supplement. Be buyer aware! Studies show that some ginseng extract actually allow very little to be absorbed by your system in order to get results. Consult your doctor because there are contraindications where you do not want to take this herb.
  7. Goldenseal: Can reduce inflammation. Also used to detoxify. Not recommended for long-term use. One week to one month is all the longer I would use this.
  8. Kava kava: Helps with anxiety and nervousness. Adverse affects have been found with the intake of this herb and I do not recommend using it.
  9. Pine Bark: Reduces inflammation. Can help with circulation.
  10. Licorice: Supports the adrenal glands, aids in digestion, and can act as a sexual stimulant.
  11. Lavender: Relieves insomnia, depression, and can help with headaches. Generally, this scent is inhaled to give the benefits of aromatherapy.
  12. Combo herbs
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    Fibromyalgia herbs can sometimes be combined with other herbs plus key nutrients to be very effective in treating various conditions.
    Ginkgo, bilberry hawthorn, with B-vitamins can improve memory and the ability to make decisions.
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    Black cohosh, flaxseed, and soy isoflavones can help with menopausal symptoms if low estrogen is your problem. May help balance all hormones.
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    Saw Palmetto combined with pumpkin seed oil and phytosterols can be more effective in supporting prostate health than saw palmetto by itself.
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    Milk thistle, turmeric, dandelion, with reishi mushroom can support liver health more than milk thistle alone.
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    Boswellia with safflower extract can help with pain relief without the adverse side effects of other pain relievers. This is an alternative to the recently pulled Vioxx and the other arthritis medications currently under investigation because of the long-term detrimental effects of Vioxx.
  13. Echinacea, black elderberry, larch tree, and zinc combined all support a healthy immune response when you feel cold symptoms coming on.
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    Ginger and Licorice together can better help calm an upset stomach.
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    Lavender combined with vanilla can promote a deeper sleep through their aromas.
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    Valerian, chamomile, and passionflower in combination can be more effective than valerian alone for improved sleep.

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