Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons – the soft fibrous tissues in the body. It is considered as a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown from the modern medical point of view.Pain all over the body or in some parts of the body
Fibromyalgia patients complain of all over body ache. Their muscles may feel like they have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes the muscles twitch and at other times they burn. More women than men are afflicted with the problem, and people of all ages are affected.
The most common symptoms of the disorder are:
Fatigue that bogs you down
Sleep disorder that aggravates with every night
Irritable bowel syndrome that is troublesome, and
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome
The aggravating factors include changes in weather, cold or drafty environments, hormonal fluctuations (premenstrual and menopausal states), stress, depression, anxiety and over-exertion can all contribute to symptom flare-ups.
Imbalanced vata, pitta, kapha, ama, dhatus and ojas – all contribute to the occurrence of fibromyalgia. Vata is the main imbalance in the fibromyalgia condition.
Aggravated Vata destabalizes the nervous system and can create hypersensitivity leading to pain and tenderness. Decline of ojas also leads to fatigue and lack of energy. During fibromyalgia it is in fact a number of adverse occurrences within the body that work against several of its systems.
When fibromyalgia is taken care of by Ayurvedic approach, it considers a number of dietary, lifestyle and general regimens. The most primary ones are:
Cleansing Ayurvedic therapies like vamana and virechana
Panchakarma or Ayurvedic oil massage
Proper diet, nutrition and digestion
Improved mental activity
Lifestyle and daily routine
Customized Ayurvedic prescriptions