So many of my dear friends and clients have dealt with crippling fibromyalgia pain. They are discouraged by the unfortunate diagnosis, and prescription pain meds.
Pain is information in the body. Pain is your nervous system telling you that you need to pay attention. As you use your body, endure a high stress life, and eat inflammatory foods you reduce your body’s natural space. What is your body’s internal space system? The Fascia.
Tell me more about this fascia stuff….
Fascia, also known as connective tissue is a complete web from head to toe, it connects each and every muscle fiber together, the nervous system intertwines through it, and the bones sit in it. When we are one side dominant (everyone favors one side of their body- even without any sports related overuse, or injuries) we create shortened fascia. If the fascia is this huge interconnecting web and it begins to get tighter and tighter and tighter- what else happens to the body? Your fascia literally starts getting on your nerves, and pulls your bones out of alignment. Which in turn creates these ‘hot spots’ and constant nervous system chatter.
So what does this have to do with my Fibromyalgia?
Everything! Your body can do amazing things. You just need to give it some space, and get off it’s nerves :P
What can I do to help my fibromyalgia? Eat lower carbohydrate/inflammatory diet. Do you eat a lot of sugar? Starch? boxed, canned, bagged foods? These could a huge factor in your fibromyalgia flare ups.
Restore Space in your fascia. Start practicing yoga, become friends with a foam roller, take a Treasure Valley Rossiter Yamuna class, or come in for a few Rossiter sessions.
Increase Activity Once most people restore space into their body, they begin to notice a reduction in pain, resulting in more energy fun fun, and activities.