You are not alone…
Fibromyalgia affects about five million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Women constitute 80% – 90% of all fibromyalgia sufferers. Fibromyalgia is characterized by muscle pain throughout the body; along with headaches, menstrual discomfort, fatigue, and sleep problems.
Conventional medicine has its place…
There is no pharmaceutical drug specifically for people with fibromyalgia. Conventional physicians will, however, attempt to identify and treat related conditions. Unfortunately, people with fibromyalgia often have normal blood work, leaving nothing to treat conventionally. In addition, some medicines that fibromyalgia patients use have side effects that make their use undesirable.
You do have options…
Many people do not realize there are options in addition to conventional medicine that will actually make them better. By addressing the underlying causes of fibromyalgia, patients experience reductions in symptoms, improvements in overall health, and reduced dependence on medications.
There is hope…
Homeopathy and naturopathic therapies can reduce or eliminate fibromyalgia. Call today to schedule an appointment. We use safe, effective natural therapies that are individualized for you. Get started on the road to recovery and reclaim your health!
What do you do for patients with fibromyalgia?
fibromyalgia is a multifaceted disease process. It is impossible to say exactly how we will approach the treatment of any single patient before we do a thorough intake. Once we have carefully considered all the information available, we can often and treat the cause of the problem.
At Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy, we address fibromyalgia using a variety of tools including classical homeopathy, therapeutic diets, nutritional supplements, and exercise. Each patient’s plan is individualized – we have never found a “one size fits all” approach to be useful for the majority of people.
Homeopathy is part of the name of our practice because we believe so strongly in its power to cure disease. Homeopathic care involves the thorough evaluation of each patient’s exact symptoms. A single remedy is chosen that matches the subtleties of each case of disease. The remedy given restores balance to the many systems of the body that keep us well. [Read more about homeopathy.]
There are different therapeutic dietary approaches that we employ depending on each patient’s exact condition, sensitivities, lifestyle, and response to previous treatments. Generally, we try to improve nutrient intake, eliminate adverse reactions to foods, and cleanse the body of waste products with therapeutic dieting.
Depending on your exact condition, we may recommend one or more nutritional supplements. These will help to improve the systems that create energy from fuel and eliminate waste products from the body. We use supplements that have strong support in the medical literature.
Exercise is a catch-22 in fibromyalgia. It is helpful, but it is oh so hard to do when your muscles ache. Our approach is of the “Anything is better than nothing” variety, and we have experience helping people build exercise into their lives in a gradual and sustainable manner.
What about my medications?
In the right circumstances, conventional medicines can reduce pain and help manage other symptoms of fibromyalgia. However, it is very unlikely that they are addressing the true underlying cause of the fibromyalgia. In addition, some medicines have serious side effects that make their use undesirable.
At Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy, our programs improve your health on a fundamental level. Healthy bodies don’t need medications. Our goal is always to reduce or eliminate the need for medications, and we are generally successful.
Please don’t ever discontinue a medication without the consent of your physician, as that could be dangerous or uncomfortable.
Call our office at (828) 254-3004 to schedule an appointment or to arrange a free 15-minute consultation to see if we can help you. Or click here to send us a request to call you!
If you have any questions about our care or its cost, please call (828) 254-3004, or contact us online.
Fibromyalgia is often deeply-rooted and difficult to treat. We generally recommend monthly visits for twelve months before evaluating effectiveness. Follow up visits will last 45 minutes to one hour, as they involve coaching and counseling as well as homeopathy.
Supplements may be required at an additional cost. We try to keep supplements to a minimum, but our patients may spend $25 or more per month on supplements.
Ongoing follow up care may be required to maintain results.