Fibromyalgia is a choric condition of extreme fatigue and wide spread muscle / joint / tendon pain. Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning, that all other possible diagnoses for your fatigue and pain must be ruled out. Fibromyalgia affects the system as a whole, but one of the main symptoms is constant nagging wide spread pain all over the body. Fibromyalgia is connected to the following:

  • Digestive system – constipation and IBS like symptoms, candida, SIBO
  • Mental health – leads to insomnia, depression and anxiety
  • Memory and concentration – foggy brain
  • Fatigue even with good sleep
  • Headaches
  • Neurological symptoms such as balance issues, numbness and tingling
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Urination problems
  • PMS & hormonal imbalances
  • Under-active thyroid / thyroid disorders
  • Chronic joint dysfunctions such as TMJ
  • Allergies
  • Metabolic conditions

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by excluding other diagnosis related to pain and fatigue (such as autoimmune, thyroid disorders, Arthritis etc.). In order to rule it in, a Widespread Pain Index questionnaire is used to determine where the pain is and the severity of it.

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The cause to fibromyalgia is unknown, however, it’s been researched that patients have a certain neurotransmitter misbalance in the brain. It’s been also researched that symptoms often begin after a major infection such as EBV and other viruses. Often undiscussed, but most fibromyalgia patients have gone through a major emotional trauma such as a loss or a grieving journey. Therefore, emotional and physical stress is important just as immune system, when considering potential fibromyalgia aggravations and causes.

Nutrient deficiencies and hormonal conditions such as thyroid disorders have been also known to be associated with fibromyalgia. It’s necessary to determine the root cause, therefore Dr. Tali offers comprehensive testing such as :

  • Food sensitivity testing – food sensitivities may exacerbate symptoms by increasing inflammation markers.
  • Hormonal testing& Adrenal Hormone Testing
  • Stool analysis
  • Blood work to check for nutrient deficiencies such as vitamin and minerals, thyroid markers and inflammatory markers.

Fibromyalgia Naturopathic Treatment

Dr. Tali uses an evidence based approach for a natural treatment of fibromyalgia. The goal is to reduce / eliminate pain and improve quality of life by addressing fatigue, digestive symptoms, sleep, pain, inflammation etc. Addressing comorbidity conditions such as sleep dysfunctions and digestion are also important.

Your treatment will be individualized according to your body and needs as no two bodies are the same; fibromyalgia presents differently in different people. This will be done using evidence based herbal medicine, supplements, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, nutrition, diet and lifestyle modifications.

Conventional medicine treatment addresses fibromyalgia with a band-aid solution in order to reduce pain. While certain medications may improve quality of life, they may also come with consequences such as side effects affecting multiple body systems. If you choose conventional medicine, Dr. Tali will work with you in combination while checking for interactions, whether your goal is to keep taking them, reducing dosing or coming off them.