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Deal With Fibromyalgia By Making Lifestyle Changes

Author: Tammy B.
Date: 05-15-2015
Views: 4,821
Word Count: 455
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Testimonial ID: 10631-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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The following tips are what help for my fibromyalgia (FMS):

Cleaning out the gut early on was helpful. Good cleansing products are ComforTone, Digest + Cleanse, and ICP.


Currently I mix up a morning cocktail each day consisting of the following:

* 1 NingXia Nitro
* 1-2 ounces NingXia Red Juice
* 5 drops Copaiba
* 3 drops Frankincense
* Drops of whatever other essential oils my body tells me

I take 5000 IU's daily of good quality vitamin D3 (such as Garden of Life Raw D3 5000 IU).

I take Sulfurzyme daily. I started with 2 capsules twice a day. After about 10 days I increased to 3 capsules three times a day. After a couple months I was able to drop back to 4 capsules a day.

The digestive enzymes I use are Essentialzyme or Esssentialzymes-4 (per directions on the bottle), and I take Life 5 probiotic every morning on an empty stomach.

I take OmegaGize3 fish oil complex (per instructions on the bottle), and I drink Lemon essential oil in my water throughout the day.


One thing I noticed early on is that I first needed to address my sleep. If a person is getting good, restful sleep, it helps break the fibro cycle.

For better sleep, I rub Cedarwood essential oil under and around my big toes and on the bottoms of my feet. If I am still not sleeping well, I will also rub some Vetiver essential oil on the bottoms of my feet.

I chew one tablet of ImmuPro before bed. I also sometimes drink a product called Calm at bedtime. Calm has magnesium in it, which is good for fibromyalgia and sleep.

I diffuse Cedarwood and Lavender essential oils beside my bed as well.


If I have problems with feeling depressed, then essential oils like Joy, Harmony, Frankincense, Lemon, and Orange all help with that.

I ingest 3 drops of Frankincense essential oil in a capsule whenever I am feeling some anxiety.

I use any of the following essential oils topically for my painful areas: Ortho Ease Massage Oil, Aroma Siez, Deep Relief Roll-On, PanAway, Idaho Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Tranquil Roll-On, or Peppermint.

I get a massage about every two weeks and have essential oils used in my massage. Some of the oils that I like for that include Ortho Ease Massage Oil, Harmony, Idaho Balsam Fir, and Wintergreen.

I have a Raindrop Technique done at least quarterly (more often if I am having troubles).


I have to limit my sugar and white carbs. I have not eliminated them completely, but I currently eat very little refined sugar and white carbs. When I eat more of that junk, I always feel worse. It helped me to experiment with my diet to see just what my triggers really are.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood-swings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: chronic-fatigue-syndrome-(CFS),anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness,anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow,fibromyalgia-syndrome-(FMS) — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: mood-swings,anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
6.Associated topics: mood-swings,anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
7.Associated topics: mood-swings,anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
8.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link

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