The authors suggest Activator Methods care as a natural way to treat fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain.
The symptoms include chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain, accompanied by multiple tender or trigger points, painful or restricted movement, and persistent fatigue. For an estimated 26 million Americans, the underlying condition is fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) or myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) or both, in the form of FMS/MPS Complex.
Despite the widespread occurrence of .these conditions, the average FMS or MPS patient suffers for five years and spends thousands of dollars on medical bills before receiving an accurate diagnosis. And, even then, effective treatment may still prove elusive, as few doctors are trained to understand or respond to these conditions.
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome offers the first comprehensive patient guide for managing these conditions. You’ll start by learning what FMS and MPS are, evaluating your own symptoms, and identifying the tender and/or trigger points that are crucial for treating them. The manual covers chronic pain, sleep problems, and other “Internal affairs,” shows you how you can use your mind to counteract physical symptoms and the numbing effects of “fibrofog,” and provides an extensive set of healing tools-including information on the latest medications, a nutritional program, and tips for using bodywork and other less commonly known treatments. Its comprehensive survival strategies include suggestions for coping with family and work situations, getting support, and dealing with the health care system.
Reference: Devin J. Starlanyl, M.D.; Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A.; Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome – A SURVIVAL MANUAL; New Harbinger Publications, Inc pages 144, 244-246