Tag: Holistic/Alternative

Women’s Holistic Wellness: Healthy Habits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome, characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and specific tender areas of soft tissue.  It is often difficult to diagnose, due to the lack of a specific laboratory test, but it is estimated that there are 3-6 million fibromyalgia sufferers in the US alone. The causes of FM are still unclear, though recent studies have theorized that it may arise following a period of trauma, illness, or following a period of environmental or emotional stress; and there is some speculation on whether there may be some genetic susceptibility.  Though there is no known racial or age predisposition to FM, it does seem to originate in patients between the ages of 20…