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Fibromyalgia

Those suffering with Fibromyalgia can count on our clinic Naturopathic Doctors to take a detailed and individual approach to their disease.  Clinic Naturopaths are experienced in facilitating improvements for Fibromyalgia patients.

Fibromyalgia is a complex condition that affects the whole body.  It is a chronic disorder classified by long-term pain in joints, muscles and other tissues. Naturopathic patients with fibromyalgia may also suffer from the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances/insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Light and noise sensitivity
  • Anxiety
  • Weakened immune system
  • Depression
  • Brain fog
  • TMJ

The overlap of symptoms with fibromyalgia and many other chronic conditions may lead to patients being misdiagnosed.  Clinic Naturopaths consider it important to ensure all other possibilities have been ruled out and considered, before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made. Naturopathic medicine is founded in the discovery of the underlying cause of a disease and therefore can be very helpful in addressing concerns of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but onset of symptoms often begins after a stressful event, illness, trauma or car accident. Although there is no specific test for the condition specific diagnostic tests may be recommended by your Naturopath to help identify contributing factors.

Our Naturopathic Doctor’s clinical experience indicates one or more of the following issues play a role:

  • Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Toxicity
  • Infection
  • Viruses
  • Lyme disease

Lab tests for the various underlying causes helps to identify the best course of naturopathic treatment for each individual patient and what will benefit them most.  These diagnostic tests include:

  • Complete Thyroid Panel
  • Viral panels
  • Adrenal and sex hormones
  • Toxins and heavy metals
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Lyme Disease and co-infections
  • Inflammation and immune markers
  • Food sensitivities

Our experienced Naturopathic Doctors use the information from these diagnostic tests to create the most effective treatment plan. Since there are many causes, and many body systems are affected it is necessary to take a whole-body approach to manage the condition. Once these causes are identified, naturopathic treatments are used that accomplish the following:

1.  Immune regulation and inflammation modulation
2. Hormone balancing
3. Detoxification
4. Treating infections
5. Balancing neurotransmitters

Good diet, sleep and exercise are also very important to help manage fibromyalgia symptoms.

Fibromyalgia is a complex disease with many contributing factors. Supporting the whole body, addressing the underlying causes, and restoring the body to balance with naturopathic medicine can provide great results and relief for anyone suffering from this disease.

Naturopathic Therapies used for treating Fibromyalgia

  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Ozone and UVB
  • Intravenous Therapies
  • Injection Therapies
  • Chiropractic
  • Pharmacological
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pharmacological, Herbal and Nutrient Therapy
  • Colonic Hydrotherapy
  • Nutrition Optimization
  • Detoxification Therapy