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Fibromyalgia syndrome symptoms, causes and treatment

Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown cause characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disruption, gastrointestinal complaints and Psychological problems. One key symptom in FMS (Fibromyalagia syndrome) is the presence of multiple tender points on the body, another key symptom includes Adrenal depletion. A variety of different viruses have been reported to trigger FMS.
FMS characteristics crossover CFS ( Chronic fatigue syndrome) characteristics.

Similar symptoms include Joint inflammation, lower back pain and Psychological problems. Like FMS, CFS can also have an infectious trigger, and also like CFS a wide variety of viruses has been associated with the disorder.

Recommended herbs for FMS are similar to those for CFS.
Nervine (nervous trophorestorative) herbs such as Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort), Bacopa ( Brahmi) and Scullateria( Skullcap) can help with debility, depression, and fatigue.

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Beat those winter blues and don’t let Winter get you down.

Is winter getting you down?  By the time February rolls around, this long, grey winter can seem never-ending.  The winter blues can get even the chirpiest of spirits down from time to time, and these dark winter days can gradually take their toll on our mood and energy levels. 

Hang in there, spring is just around the corner!  But until then, here are a few tips to keep you going strong through the last of the season: Continue reading ‘Beat those winter blues and don’t let Winter get you down.’ »