Dr. Kneessi share a holistic approach to addressing Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a very complex disorder and it affects every individual differently . . . enjoy reading.
What Is Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a very common and complex chronic pain disorder. Fibromyalgia affects over 10 million people in the United States and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. It is most prevalent in women as 75% of people with fibromyalgia are women, but it does also occur in men and children. It is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender/trigger points, sleep disturbances, profound fatigue, and issues pertaining to pain processing.
A Holistic Approach To Addressing Fibromyalgia Disorder
The goal of the Naturopathic doctor is to address the root cause of the problem. Fibromyalgia is a very complex disorder and it affects every individual differently. There are over 17 body systems which all work together to provide a healthy internal environment. Because of the complexity of fibromyalgia, a detailed history is an absolute must to determine where dysfunction is occurring in each individual. It’s not as simple as, “ok you have fibromyalgia, take these and call me in the morning”.
Important systems that are commonly involved include the thyroid gland, adrenals, gastrointestinal tract, and a number of different hormones and neurotransmitters. A holistic approach and multi-faceted plan is a better solution and one that will get to the core of the issue. Addressing the underlying cause will result in improved health and better overall wellness as opposed to just treating the signs and symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Disorder Helped By a Holistic Approach
- Chronic muscle aches and pains
- Sensitivity to pressure of specific trigger points
- Profound fatigue
- Poor sleep
- Depression and or anxiety
- Difficulty in concentration
- Occasional diarrhea and/or constipation
- Symptoms can be preceded by a severe emotional triggering event