3 Ways Naturopathic Medicine Treats Fibromyalgia



Fibromyalgia (FM) is the condition characterized by bodily/ musculoskeletal pain throughout the entire body. Other symptoms of this painful and incurable condition include fatigue, sleepiness/ drowsiness, and memory and mood issues. Although the cause of this condition is not certain, research shows that the pain caused by the condition is due to improper processing of pain signals by the brain.

The extreme pain that fibromyalgia causes often makes preforming normal tasks and/ or living everyday life extremely difficult and painful. Different naturopathic medicines are used to combat this and help people with fibromyalgia live easier, more pain free lives.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a very valuable naturopathic medicine for pain management. It offers almost immediate relief of pain and stiffness for those who suffer with fibromyalgia. Massage can also help relieve stress, reduce cortisol levels, and increase blood circulation.

Gluten-Free Diet Plans

Fibromyalgia is often linked to gluten allergies and intolerances. A person with a gluten allergy/ intolerance and fibromyalgia will feel heightened pain, mood disorders, low energy, disturbed sleep and more. This can be easily fixed simply by removing gluten from your diet through a naturopathic meal plan/ guide.

5-HTP Supplementation

The 5HTP Supplement can provide many benefits for people with fibromyalgia. It is a natural supplement that acts like a natural anti-depressantby increasing the brain’s serotonin levels. As depression is a very common experience within those who suffer from fibromyalgia, this natural alternative to anti-depressants is very helpful for those who do not want to use traditional and often addictive western medicine.

Just because you have fibromyalgia doesn’t mean that you need to suffer because of it. Visit us at Active Integrative Medicine today to discuss how naturopathic medicine can help you. Call us today at 905.492.8688 to book an appointment!