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Dealing with Fibromyalgia? Causes, Symptoms and Managing care:

by A.J. Harewood

April 3, 2023


The Dynamics of Fibromyalgia:

Fibromyalgia is a complex and often misunderstood condition that can cause widespread pain, headaches, fatigue, brain fog, poor cognition, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideations in some cases. It affects millions of people worldwide and can be difficult to diagnose due to its wide range of symptoms.


While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, there are several factors that may contribute to its development. These include genetics, physical or emotional trauma, infections, and hormonal imbalances. Certain lifestyle factors like stress and lack of exercise can also increase the risk of developing fibromyalgia. Once you understand the causes of fibromyalgia, you can begin to find ways to reduce the risk and manage the symptoms more effectively.


What is Photobiomodulation and How Can it Help Fibromyalgia?

Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a type of Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) that has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including fibromyalgia. This type of therapy introduces light energy to the body, which is then absorbed by the cells, increasing their energy and promoting a more efficient healing process. A Systemic Review with PubMed from May 22, 2019 revealed the following conclusions, "Our results provided the most up-to-date and relevant evidence regarding the effects of LLLT in fibromyalgia. LLLT is an effective, safe, and well-tolerated treatment for fibromyalgia."


Those suffering from Fibromyalgia can experience relief with our Red Light Pods in the following areas:


  • Helps to reduce pain.

  • Decreased Inflammation.

  • Reduced fatigue.

  • Increased circulation

  • Decrease in stress and anxiety caused by the pain of living with fibromyalgia.


Lifestyle changes to alleviate the pain of Fibromyalgia:

Finding an effective strategy is a crucial element to manage your pain. An individualized, multifaced approach to care should be used to address the complexities of fibromyalgia, and can include the following:


  • Red Light Therapy here at The Wellness Center.

  • Find a practitioner who is compassionate and understands your condition.

  • Complementary therapy.

  • Dietary changes can include the FODMAPs diet, which is used to restrict certain carbohydrates and give the digestive system a break. This diet is typically used to manage IBS, but has been shown to be helpful with fibromyalgia sufferers as well.

  • Gentle, daily exercise and stretching to help maintain muscle tone, reduce pain, reduce stiffness, and make sure not to overdo it with activities.

  • Relaxation techniques and breathing exercises.

  • Maintaining good sleep habits.

  • Music/Sound therapy.


What to Expect From Your First Visit for Red Light Therapy:

Our Whole Body Red Light Therapy sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual. Prior to your session, you will have an in-depth discussion to gather details of your condition, expectations, and how the therapy works. It’s important to be honest about the details of your condition to experience the best outcome with regard to your therapy.


Moving Forward with Complementary Care for Fibromyalgia:

As mentioned above, Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is painful, exhausting, and can be difficult to manage. However, there are things you can do to find relief. Red Light Therapy can contribute to reduced pain and improve your overall well-being. It has no known side effects and is considered to be a safe and effective way to promote natural healing for fibromyalgia.


A.J. Harewood


Contact The Wellness Center today to explore your options to start feeling better! We look forward to meeting you!

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