What is Fibromyalgia?
- A chronic pain disease
- A stress disorder
- An autoimmune disease
Where Does It Come From?
- Stressful childhood experiences
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Chronic illness
- Any traumatic experience—dysfunctional family, alcoholism, parental divorce, etc.
- Processed foods
- Acidifying diet
- Conventional medical practices
- Fever-reducing medications
A Picture of How Fibromyalgia Develops
Imagine a seesaw. On one side (left side in the picture) is “self”, on the other side (right side) is “non-self”. You hopefully start life out when you are born with cells that are made up mostly of “self”.
As we age, toxins build up in our cells and more “non-self” accumulates. That makes the right side of the seesaw heavier. But as long as the “self” side is heavier, the body’s immune system works as it is designed to, to attack the “non-self” and eliminate them.
But in the fibromyalgial person, the “non-self” accumulates faster than it is eliminated. Eventually the seesaw is level. At that time the person develops chronic fatigue syndrome and is in the tuberculinic miasm of homeopathy. In a short time, the seesaw’s right side (non-self) tips down and there is more “non-self” than “self” in the cell. The immune system then attacks the person’s own cells, thinking they are foreign. That is fibromyalgia.
Why Do People Get Sick?
What is toxicity?
Something that is foreign to the body that the body can’t deal with.
Toxins enter the body primarily through the gut, skin, and lung. Some toxins are psychological from stress.
Diseases are caused by three things:
- Excretion of toxins is blocked.
- Deposition of toxins
- Degeneration by toxins
Degeneration occurs when the tissues have become impregnated with a variety of toxins and are clogged up, therefore not able to carry out their assigned cellular processes. There are two stages of degeneration. Slow destruction of the tissues is involved in autoimmune diseases, like fibromyalgia. Rapid destruction occurs in diseases like cancer and AIDS. It is estimated that 80% of the population today may evolve to this level.
A healthy immune response is:
Challenge to Immune system
[Dietary, Auto-intoxication, Hetero-intoxication, Psychological factors,
Parasites (bacteria, mycosis, viruses), Vaccination, Medications]
Effective fever and inflammation
Excretion of toxins
Return to state of health
A weakened immune response is:
Challenge to Immune system
Dietary, Auto-intoxication, Hetero-intoxication, Psychological factors,
Parasites (bacteria, mycosis, viruses), Vaccination, Medications
Ineffective fever & inflammation
Deposition of Toxins→Lingering Disease
Degeneration by Toxins
Environmental & Behavioral Conditions that Contribute to Fibromyalgia
- Unresolved distress
- Poor digestion & leaky gut.
- Depletion of antioxidant free-radical trapping agents.
- Depletion of essential nutrients.
- Accumulation of toxins
- Immune system overload.
Common Characteristics of Fibromyalgial Patients
- Childhood stress–sexual abuse, alcoholic parent, severe illness, etc.
- Usually workaholics by history.
- Perpetual Cleaners–always using cleaning solutions, airwicks, etc.
- Use lots of creams/lotions on skin.
- Fibromyalgia is preceded by chronic fatigue syndrome.
- When they have a good day, they get out their list and do as much as they can.
- Have low blood pressure and low body temperature. (They don’t have the energy to mount a temperature or blood pressure response.)
- Sicknesses, like colds, last forever.
All of these characteristics add to the acidity in the body and the toxin load, increasing the fibromyalgia profile.
Now That You Have It, How Do You Get Rid of It?
Proper Sleep Is Critical
Use the remedies listed below starting with one, and then add others to the regimen until you get good, restful sleep. Without proper sleep you will have a much more difficult time healing. But DO NOT use benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Librium, etc.) for sleep.
Remedies for sleep:
Primary: Cal Mag +D
Herbs: (best are in bold) Aloe, Bee Balm, Blue Vervain, California Poppy, Catnip, Celery, Chamomile, Elderberry, Feverfew, Ginseng, Gypsywort, Hawthorn, Indian Hemp, Lady’s Slipper, Lemon Balm, Linden, Melatonin, Motherwort, Mugwort, Oats, Passionflower, Peach Tree, Peppermint, Red Poppy, Rosemary, Senega Root, Skullcap, Spikenard, Squaw Vine, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Cicely, Valerian, Violet, WhiteWillow, Wild Yam, Yarrow
Procedures: EFT, Acupuncture, Meditation, Hypnosis, Aromatherapy with lavender, chamomile, or ylang ylang.
The Seven Steps to Healing: follow as closely as possible.
Other useful treatments:
Skin brushing–Stimulates the removal of toxins
Before bed, brush the skin with a dry brush or cloth, from the toes to the heart, and from the fingers to the heart. This stimulates the lymphatics to remove the toxins that have been moved out of the cells.
Restore Energy temporarily with D-ribose
For every year that you have had fibro, expect to spend 1 month of treatment. That isn’t from when the diagnosis is made, but from when the body tipped the scale toward “non-self”. Most people with fibro have had the disease up to 10 years before it is diagnosed. So most people can expect treatment to take a minimum of a year to be healed.
People with fibromyalgia have a problem, maybe due to the pain they are suffering, sticking to any form of treatment for any length of time. They jump from one treatment to another, usually within a month. Naturally, this is a recipe for failure. They also seem to have a self-defeating prophesy, and undermine any attempts to heal. So please, if you have fibro, be sure and take the readiness for change scale located on the Steven Steps to Healing page. Be sure, if you start the program, that you are indeed ready for change.