Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or think you may have it. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, it can take up to 4 years to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Why does it take so long? The reason is because fibromyalgia is sort of a diagnosis you get if you fit the description and symptoms and nothing else can be found as the cause. Fibromyalgia is somewhat of a mystery and is not well understood. In the past it was looked upon as mostly a psychological condition, but more resent research has shown a possible link to chemical imbalances within the brain, resulting in a lower pain tolerance.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Merry Christmas! We have made it to the final posting of this series. In each post we have discussed ways to minimize stress, aches and pains the holiday season can bring about. Most of the tips are great to apply throughout the year. I hope you have made it to Christmas day in one piece and can now enjoy and celebrate the day as it was meant to be, pain-free. Take some time now to sit down and reflect on what the season is really all about. If you have not made in one piece, I have several additional tips for you to utilize next year. Although much of this season is about giving to others, you should always pay attention to your own needs and feelings, and find ways to minimize stress and improve your overall health. If you are not in optimal shape yourself you can’t give your all to others.
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
Feeling stressed? The Holiday season, though a joyous time, can certainly create enormous stress. Have you bought all your presents yet, did you forget anybody, is the house decorated, inside and out, have you wrapped your presents, did you get your Christmas cards sent, is the house clean, do you have everything for Christmas dinner? Feeling stressed yet? I could go on but my point has been made. Other than the obvious mental implications, why should I be stressed about being stressed. Stress can cause high blood pressure, stomach ulcers and muscle tension, to name a few side effects. Lets now discuss tips on how to help relieve stress.