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Fibromyalgia

DESCRIPTION

Fibromyalgia is a health condition that involves muscular Pain and stiffness, which is usually considered to be a form of Arthritis. Some of the most common symptoms of this syndrome are: aches and Pain in the muscles, tendons and ligaments; Fatigue and restlessness; muscle spasms; stiffness; Headaches and paresthesia (tingly, prickly sensations); sleep disorders; constant Fatigue and a depressed immune function.

Fibromyalgia patients may suffer with associated symptoms one day and be full of energy the next. Current research implies that fibromyalgia sufferers have tenderness at certain sites, whereas myofascial Pain sufferers have trigger points, referring Pain elsewhere. Yet even clinicians are confused about diagnosing this condition, because no clinical test exists to confirm this syndrome

HERBS

Astragalus
Echinacea (6)
Garlic
Ginseng (7)
Liquorice
Valerian

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

B Complex
Coenzyme Q10 (1)
Lecithin
Magnesium (2)
Manganese (3)
Selenium
Vitamin A
Vitamin C (5)
Vitamin E (4)

REFERENCES

1. Folkers K, et al. Two successful double-blind trials with coenzyme Q-10 on muscular dystrophies and neurogenic atrophies. Biochem Biophys Acta 1995; 1271:281-86.
2. Abraham G. management of fibromyalgia: Rationale for the use of Magnesium and malic acid. J Nutr Med 1992; 3:49-59.
3. Paswuier C, et al. Manganese-containing superoxide dismustase deficiency in polymorphonuclear leukocytes of adults with rheumatoid Arthritis. Inflammation 1984; 8:27-32.
4. Steinberg CL. The tocopherols (Vitamin E) in the treatment of primary fibrositis. J Bone Joint Surg 1942;24:411-23.
5. Banic S: Immunostimulation by Vitamin C, International Journal of Vitamin And Nutrition Research Supp, 23, 1982, p 49-52.
6. Tubaro A, et al: Anti-inflammatory activity of a polysaccharide fraction of Echinacea angustifolia, Journal of Pharm Pharmacol, 39(7), July 1987, p 567-569.
7. Matsuda H, et al: Anti-inflammatory activity of ginsenoside ro, Planta Medicine, 56(1), Feb 1990, p 158-163.

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