Natural Treatment of Fibromyalgia
I’d like to tell you about Cathy a 38 year old woman, who had recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia when she came to see me. She was not happy with the advice of her specialist who told her that he could not help her anymore, and she should just go away and take the medication he prescribed!
After searching the internet she found me. I was pleased to meet her as treating chronic pain is my passion. Likewise, she was pleased to meet me as my treatment options offered the possibility of change and taking charge of her own health.
Case Presentation of Chronic Pain from Fibromyalgia
Cathy's pain story was complex and had developed over many years.
Below are the symptoms that she presented with on the first visit at the end of October.
Bloating, constipation, skin problems,
muscle pain/weakness, headaches,
neck/shoulder pain, back pain, fatigue,
nausea, anxiety, fainting/dizziness,
joint pain, low energy levels, brain fog.
Physical movement, neurological repatterning and emotional release
Treatment was complex but consisted of physical movement, neurological repatterning and emotional release from many challenges in her life. (She has given me permission to talk about her treatment but I will not disclose the emotional issues that she worked through.)
Techniques that release emotions and stress, but thoughts remain unspoken
Often I know little of these issues as I perform emotional release without the person talking; simply recalling is enough. I use techniques that allow the release of emotions and stress, so thoughts remain unspoken.
Most weeks saw an improvement but it’s important to understand that sometimes there is a backwards step during treatment. One such occurred in this case.
A backward step after so much progress
In January after making great progress and having virtually no symptoms she came to my office one week; the pain was back and she was not feeling good at all! We talked about what was going on and it soon became obvious to me what was happening. It was January and preparations for her children to return to school and to their activities were underway. The thought of driving the children to their activities and spending so much time in the car, working and looking after the house and the rest of the family just blew out her system!
Family discussion about her challenges overcoming chronic pain
We discussed the need for her to talk to her family, especially her husband who was fly-in fly-out worker, to make them understand how difficult life was for her. By the next visit, one son had a moped and took himself to activities, the younger son was going to a club closer to home, and chores were being shared out. Her only remaining problem was rather female – accepting a lower standard of tidying and cleaning around the home!!!
But her wellness returned!
Initially she had seven weekly appointments, each for an hour. We then reduced to fortnightly appointments and then monthly as her health improved. She made further remarkable progress and after 14 sessions since the end of October is totally without pain, has earned promotion at work and is feeling more confident and capable than she has ever felt in her life.
Find a therapist that suits you, understands and YOU MAKE CHANGES
This case history from my clinical practice shows that with a suitable therapist and a determination to get better Cathy now has here life back on track
Final comments on the chronic pain that accompanies Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a complex issue and very individual, varying from person to person, in the way it manifests and how well each person can deal with the many symptoms. This case study shows the major effect that stress had on Cathy. It also illustrates the importance of a holistic treatment that includes physical movement, neurological intervention, lifestyle and nutritional support. And the most important factor that is undertaken at Natural Pain Solutions to release emotions and past trauma, so working on a psychological level.