Although fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood disorder, around 5 million Americans currently suffer from this chronic condition. Fibromyalgia (FM) includes a range of shared symptoms, such as achiness, pain, fatigue, brain fog, depression, sleep disturbance, vague intestinal discomfort, and more. But people labeled as having fibromyalgia do not all have the same condition. As a result, they don't all respond to the same standard treatments.
However, no matter what the root cause of your symptoms may be, there are four major natural interventions that seem to help. When you suffer from any form of chronic pain, the last thing you need is an overly complex, hard-to-follow program that adds to your stress. This four-step plan is simple, and in just a few weeks, it can help reduce your pain and inflammation—whatever its cause—revive your low energy, and reintroduce movement in a safe, doable way. As a naturopathic doctor and the author of the new book The Fibro Fix, here's what I recommend: