My Favourite Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia:
I take a high strength magnesium tablet once daily, near bedtime to help with my cramping in my feet and my legs, sometimes I get cramping in my ribs as well which is just as painful as the ones on the top of my feet.
During a #fibroflare the magnesium feels like it's not working as well as it should be, however I know that the magnesium is working because there has been the occasion when I have not been able to afford buying a new bottle and as a result have had to go without it for a week at most. That was a week too long! Oh my gosh the cramping that happens without taking the magnesium is incredibly awful, not bearable.
Not long after first being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I was accepted into a (newísh) and highly successful chronic pain course, here in South Australia; that is run by the head physiotherapist at Marion Physio her name is Julie Peacock and part of what I took part in involved mindfulness and gentle stretching which is included in their Advanced Pain Solutions group 8 week course.
So through the retraining of the brain I learned that even our thoughts - positive and negative have an affect on our pain. Mindfulness as a form of therapy for Fibromyalgia can work when utilised and practised properly.
"Mindfulness will help your mind become aware of what is happening in your body. It will allow a greater connection of how your thoughts impact on your body. You will learn to move again in a pain free way and create a calming of the nervous system. This can improve your body's ability to repair and be restored."
Grounding is something a bit unusual I suppose, more of a holistic somewhat spiritual form of treatment. Once you open up your conscious to the process it becomes almost natural to perform. I do feel though that you need to have more of a predisposition to being aware, being open to other levels of healing. Oddly enough this technique does involve some Mindfulness as well.
I like to spend time barefoot outdoors in contact with natural conductive surfaces, like grass or the earth (dirt). And when I am more intune with my body this technique feels wonderfully relaxing.
I had heard of this form of treatment long before being diagnosed with Fibro, through my psychologist - Emma Warne (best ever Psychologist in South Glenelg, South Australia.) I highly recommend her and her team at Mind Your Body.