Dr. Chris Heimlich DC, Fibromyalgia Doctor in the Phoenix Metro Area Comments:
Sleeping more and having less depression may seem like good goals for a health practitioner to have when they are treating a patient with Fibromyalgia.
What about all the other symptoms you are suffering from?
What about the side effects of the medications used to try to accomplish these goals?
What is the long term plan in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia sufferers with these goals?
The treatment protocol for Fibromyalgia by the medical community is to prescribe anit-depressants and sleeping pills. This can help the patient get through the day. Anything that is going to make things more bearable in the short term is often necessary. Certainly though, just getting through the day CAN’T be the long term goal.
Due to their training, most doctors have these goals because they do not believe there is a treatment for Fibromyalgia that will get the patient out of pain. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
It is possible to reduce and many times eliminate the pain completely, as well as the other symptoms the patient is suffering from.
Unfortunately most patients have been “beaten down” and told there is nothing that can be done to get rid of their Fibromyalgia symptoms. They are told that they have to live with it and manage it for the rest of their life. This can lead to more depression and a feeling that there is no hope. But there is hope. If the underlying causes are addressed properly, then the patient can heal and no longer have the group of symptoms tagged Fibromyalgia.
So how do you find these underlying causes and complicating factors?
You have to go to a dotor that will look at you as a whole. Health care practitioners that understand that the body has the power to heal itself, given the right environment and stimulation, will be able to put your health puzzle pieces together and come up with a Natural Treatment Protocol and goals that will help you to get your life back. Your goals, and you doctors, should be to find and address the cause of you Fibromyalgia, not just cover up some symptoms.