Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on October 11, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Approximately 3-4% of the female population suffers from fibromyalgia (FM), either alone or in combination with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It occurs most frequently from midlife, onwards.
Various theories exist as to its cause, including a stressful or traumatic event (post-car accident is often cited), repetitive injuries, or illness. There is no single definitive known cause, however, and it can occur for no clearly associated reason.
Painful muscle spasms, tender ‘trigger points’ distributed throughout the muscles, overwhelming fatigue, inflammation, headaches, foggy thinking (“fibro fog”), depression and insomnia are common features of FM and CFS. The degree of these can vary from day-to-day, and from individual-to-individual.
The #1 consideration for ‘turning FM around’ is regular, deeply restful and restorative sleep. A number of natural solutions can help provide this, including FibroLo Gold.
FibroLo Gold is a herbal supplement that helps to reduce the inflammation, muscle spasms, sore joints, pain and headaches common to FM, and promote a more restful sleep.
Its primary ingredient is Devil’s Claw, which contains anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic ‘harpagosides.’ Devil’s Claw has been used traditionally for hundreds of years for arthritis pain and inflammation.
Additional supportive herbs include St. John’s Wort, Skullcap, and Pulsatilla, long used for neuralgia (nerve pain) and headaches. Ginger is also included in FibroLo Gold™ for circulatory support and ensuring delivery of vital nutrients throughout the body.
• Encourages muscle relaxation
• Promotes circulation
• Soothes muscle aches and pain
• Promotes a gentle relaxation of the entire body
• Supports a restful, deeper sleep
With decreased pain, you’ll get a better sleep, be less fatigued, and enjoy a better sense of wellbeing.
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan