Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner's Guide to Treatment by Leon Chaitow ND DO (UK)

By Leon Chaitow ND DO (UK)

In Fibromyalgia Syndrome – a practitioner’s advisor to remedy Leon Chaitow and his individuals supply a finished evaluate of this epidemiologically major and describe the best multidisciplinary methods to treatment.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) was once known as a syndrome through the WHO in 1990. victims from this advanced syndrome may well adventure a wide selection of signs, starting from complications and fatigue to common muscular soreness or irritable bowel syndrome. FMS is the second one most common encountered in clinics for the remedy of persistent discomfort.

Because of its many providing signs, assorted clinicians and therapists get involved within the remedy and administration of FMS sufferers. Fibromyalgia Syndrome – a practitioner’s consultant to therapy goals to aid clinicians and therapists excited by the therapy and administration of FMS to raised comprehend the syndrome, and to plot applicable therapy and management.

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October): 11–13 Fibromyalgia Network Newsletters 1990–94: (October 1990–January 1992 Compendium No. 2), January 1993 (May 1993 Compendium), January 1994, July 1994 (Back issues are available from the Network at PO Box 31750, Tucson, Arizona 85761–1750) Fibromyalgia Network Newsletter 1999 Coping with illness uncertanties. (October): 1–3 Fry R 1993 Adult physical illness and childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 37(2): 89–103 Goldstein J 1996 Betrayal by the brain: the neurological basis of CFS and FMS and related neural network disorders.

These structural abnormalities often correlate with biochemical abnormalities, defective energy production, and the resultant dysfunction of FMS muscles. The observed abnormalities … are consistent with neurological findings and disturbances in the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis. … Irrespective of the multifaceted causes of muscle dysfunction and pain, an in-depth understanding of the muscle defects may provide ideas for characterization of the underlying pathogenesis and development of new therapeutic approaches.

Finally, and perhaps most significantly, the major symptoms existing in patients prior to the onset of their illness are listed. Current symptoms The commonest current symptoms reported by Jessop’s patients were: chronic fatigue 100% cold extremities 100% impaired memory 100% frequent urination 95% depression 1 94% sleep disorder 94% balance problems 89% muscle twitching 80% dry mouth 68% muscle aches 68% headache 68% sore throat 20% Common signs Jessop reported the following findings among this group of patients (1324 patients, of whom 75% were female, average age 39): elevated temperature 10% normal temperature 25% subnormal temperature 65% low blood pressure 86% yeast infections (tongue/mouth) 87% tender thyroid 40% white spots on nails2 85% tender neck muscles 91% fms tender spots 86% abdominal tenderness 80% swollen lymph nodes 18% Laboratory findings Jessop reported the following summary of laboratory findings from 880 of this particular patient group: 82% 30% 38% 32% had yeast cultured from purged stool samples had parasites in their purged stool samples were found to be deficient in magnesium using a 3 day loading test and two 24-hour urine samples had low zinc levels using blood tests.

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