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How to Reduce the Pain of Fibromyalgia

It might seem like it will never stop, but fibromyalgia pain can be treated.


  • Step 1: Exercise for stamina Exercise regularly, no matter how difficult it is at first, to boost stamina, decrease pain, and improve sleep.
  • Step 2: Meditate and breathe Meditate and practice deep breathing exercises to reduce stress.
  • TIP: Cognitive behavior therapy to manage anger and anxieties can control symptoms.
  • Step 3: Discipline sleep patterns Exercise discipline in your sleep patterns. Go to bed and wake up at consistent times and exercise early in the evening to ensure restfulness.
  • Step 4: Eat better Eat low-carb foods that are high in protein and reduce your consumption of saturated fats, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol.
  • Step 5: Experiment with rubs Experiment with creams and commercial rubs to soothe soreness, muscle aches, and pains.
  • Step 6: Use heating pads Use heating pads to improve your circulation and control flare-ups.
  • TIP: Seventy-five percent of fibromyalgia sufferers also suffer from jawbone pain. Cranial sacrum therapists specialize in realigning bones in the head to reduce this pressure.
  • Step 7: Get massaged Get a deep massage from a therapist who understands the condition to stimulate blood flow in aching muscles and tendons.
  • FACT: As many as 80 percent of people with fibromyalgia are women.

You Will Need

  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Consistent sleep patterns
  • Good eating habits
  • Creams
  • Heating pads
  • Massage therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (optional)
  • Cranial sacrum therapy (optional)

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