Fibromyalgia is a neurosensory disorder causing chronic pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. Signs and symptoms include a generalised muscular ache in combination with tender points at the back of the head, shoulders, and front sides of the neck, outer elbows, chest, hips, and knees.
The Name of Pain
By definition, the very of the meaning of word Fibromyalgia comes from the Latin word fibra, which means fibre and the Greek words myo (muscle) and algos (pain). Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with other psychiatric conditions. It’s more a syndrome which includes other symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances and joint stiffness.
Stress Related Symptoms
Fibromyalgia frequently correlates with other stress-related disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and depression. It also develops more in women in their mid-thirties to late-fifties than it is in men.
Within the science of Ayurvedic medicine, Fibromyalgia is a condition caused primarily by an imbalance of the Vāta dosha. With both Pitta and Kapha doshas playing a part. It’s part of a group called Vāta vyādhi, which consists of 80 diseases and conditions. These conditions are chronic and unpredictable, which are difficult to cure. Primarily they involve and affect the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.
Treatment And Understanding
Understanding the root causes of the condition are vitally important in order to provide any treatment for the disease. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition associated with non-inflammatory pain and tenderness in muscles, ligaments and joints.
The Ayurvedic Approach
As it’s caused by a variety of physical, mental and social influences and therefore responds well to the Ayurvedic approach. Especially gentle sessions of yoga as physical exercise and the renowned Ayurvedic treatment Abhyanga, for pain relief. Decent uninterrupted sleep each night have also proven to be beneficial for the disease, along with a healthy varied diet low in processed foods