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Deal With Fibromyalgia By Making Lifestyle Changes

Author: Tammy B.
Date: 05-15-2015
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Testimonial ID: 10631-OR
Scientific Studies: 17

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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
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."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."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
3."Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4."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
5."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
6."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
7."Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."Link
8."This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link
9."Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
10.Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. "Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
11."[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
12."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
13."[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link
14."[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
15."[P]re-clinical and clinical research available today demonstrat[es] the power, safety, and effectiveness of natural compounds [particularly aromatherapy] for relieving stress and anxiety.... [S]imple inhalation of patchouli and rose oil reduced sympathetic nervous activity by 40%, with rose oil reducing adrenaline concentrations by 30%.... Lavender oil... has also been studied for the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression,and cortisol levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic properties."Link
16."Aromatherapy... [consisting of] a blend of oils of lemon (Citrus limonum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)... is effective in lowering systolic blood pressure and sympathetic nerve system activity... of heart rate variability."Link
17."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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