PAIN - FIBROMYALGIA - STIFFNESS

PAIN - FIBROMYALGIA
The key symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are chronic widespread pain, unrefreshed sleep, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue, high disability levels and poor quality of life along with extensive use of medical care. The prevalence of FMS was 2.9-3.8% in the general population of five European countries. FMS can be diagnosed in clinical care by the American College of Rheumatology 2010 preliminary diagnostic criteria and in surveys by the fibromyalgia survey diagnostic criteria.

GNM 
(German New Medicine)

According to GNM, some diagnoses have only one emotional conflict involved.
The causative emotional conflict they both have in common: a motor conflict. A motor conflict can be defined as a conflict of not being able to escape or not being able to get away or flee.
The particular muscles of the body that are affected directly correlate to the nature of the conflict.  GNM defines the correlations as such: 
-The legs are affected when the conflict is experienced as feeling trapped , as if pinned by a vehicle or by the thought of having to use a wheel chair, feeling imprisoned, unable to follow, keep up, climb, or the figurative thought of not being able to climb up in one’s position at work, e.g., not being promoted. 
-The hands, arms, & legs are affected when we are unable to hold something literally or figuratively, unable to hold on to somebody, e.g., a loved one moves on and one is powerless to stop it, or unable to push away someone or something.
-The shoulders &/or back are affected when we are unable to get out of the way or step aside fast enough.
-The face is affected when one has “lost face”, been made fun of, or ridiculed.
During the time when the conflict is active, a person experiences paralysis of the affected muscles.  If the conflict is resolved, in the first half of the healing phase, a person experiences weakness and the paralysis actually intensifies due to the connected brain edema that is occurring at the same time.  

Also check the Self Devaluation Conflict regarding performance, 'not fast enough', 'can't keep up, 'too much to carry', 'not as strong as I used to be' 'can't physically perform like I used to' , or intellectually having failed an intellectual task',   or in relation to a partner, conflict of Separation, fears like 'severe fear of separation' 
40 CASE STUDIES  DrAlvin@LearningGNM.com

Essential Oil Success - Chronic Lyme Disease

HERBS
Alternative Fibromyalgia Treatment
Sarsaparilla Root sweetened with Licorice Root Tea.

  1. Calendula - anti-inflammatory,  anti-oxidant tea
  2. Cayenne pepper - ointment base to reduce some of the pain 
  3. Chamomile - soothing and calming, minimizing anxiety, helps inducing  sleep. Selenium, Zinc
  4. Echinacea -  chronic fatigue and pain, boosts the immune system 
  5. Ginger - cup of ginger tea relieves stress 
  6. Ginseng - immune system stimulating - against the virus and bacteria,  improves the energy level,
  7. Goldenseal - anti-viral,  anti-inflammatory, detox, 
  8. Griffonia Simplicifolia - analgesic -  rich in 5-HTP(anxiety, fatigue, morning stiffness) in case of severe pain
  9. Lavender  - depression, headaches, insomnia, dried lavender flowers between the sheets 
10. Licorice  - absorption and proper digestion, 
11. Passion Flower -  asthma,  palpitations, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hysteria, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure,  nervousness and excitability, pain relief, seizures, symptoms of menopause.
12. Valerian -   muscle tension or myalgia, sleep problems,  improves attention, concentration 


Ideas:
Strengthening the Immune System

Reducing Inflammation

Improving Mitochondria and Energy Metabolism



Minocycline: far beyond an antibiotic
Minocycline is a second-generation, semi-synthetic tetracycline that has been in therapeutic use for over 30 years because of its antibiotic properties against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is mainly used in the treatment of acne vulgaris and some sexually transmitted diseases. Recently, it has been reported that tetracyclines can exert a variety of biological actions that are independent of their anti-microbial activity, including anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic activities, and inhibition of proteolysis, angiogenesis and tumour metastasis. 

The use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain

Guided Imagery Relaxation Can Reduce Pain and Depression in Fibromyalgia Patients



A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind flexible-dose study of fluoxetine in 60 women with fibromyalgia was carried out by Dr Lesley Arnold and colleagues. Dr Arnold is based at the Women's Health Research program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

The intent-to-treat analysis in women who had received fluoxetine showed significant improvement in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire.

Gi protein hypofunctionality is the first biochemical alteration observed in FM that could be involved in  the pathogenesis of this syndrome.

Dr Podell

From a different perspective, John Chia, M.D. recommends focusing on a different set of viruses, called enteroviruses. He advocates for the use of a natural anti-viral product called Equilibrant.

BACKGROUND: Various studies concerning the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia using nonpharmacological methods have been carried out. There are, however, no reports on the use of wool clothing and bedding in treating these patients.

DESIGN AND METHODS: The study employed two-group, experimental design. A total of 50 patients with fibromyalgia, based on the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology, were selected for the study. They were distributed equally into two groups: a control group and a treatment group. The 25 patients in each group were randomly selected and the compositions of the two groups were statistically identical. The patients in the treatment group wore woolen underwear (which covered the body from the shoulders to the thighs) and used woolen bedding such as woolen bed liner, woolen quilt and pillow during the experimental period of 6 weeks. All patients were assessed at the beginning the trial (pre-test) and the end of 6th (post-test) week. Data were collected using the visual analogue scale (0-10), tender points count, and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire.

RESULTS: Patients in the treatment group reported significant improvements in their conditions including a reduction in pain levels,
tender point counts, and all scores of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (p <or=3D 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: The use of woolen underwear and woolen bedding were effective in reducing the symptoms of patients suffering from
fibromyalgia. The use of wool is recommended as a means of treatment for alleviating the pain of fibromyalgia.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Nurses provide professional support to patients with fibromyalgia. They select suitable clothes and sleeping materials for their patients with this object in mind: to keep their patients warm and to protect them from the cold.

 long residing pain
pain appears to radiate from the muscles and the tendons for more than 6 weeks we should then look to a possibility of there being a hanging healing is those areas of pain.
bones, tendons or muscles are involved we look to a conflict of self devaluation, by self devaluation it is meant by being in a conscious state where we tell ourselves we can’t do something, so the self devaluation terms in this aspect are based solely on ourselves when we are faced with a task or a situation that continuously puts stress onto us.
With the feeling of “I can’t support my family” and an active conflict in place, on resolution to a self devaluation conflict of I cant support my family there would be great pain in the supportive back muscles of the lumbar area. A resolution could be a pending pay rise at work, but if it doesn’t arrive in time this could then become a worry and cause us concern regarding supporting the family and make the conflict hang not fully resolved. If the conflict is hanging in the healing phase then there will also be the sensation of the pain associated with the healing but on an ongoing basis.
It should be noted that the situations that cause worry are triggered by a shocking event in our lives, from the moment of that shock the worry begins to become the main focus of the mind.Realising that the pain should only be present in a healing phase, it should make it easier to realise the emotions and worries that are keeping the pain present. At this point as a therapist I would be asking questions very specific to the locations of the pains and relating them to specific actions a person makes during their day.


Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer - The New Medicine Forum
 chronic pain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and some people also feel numbness and tingling
A feeling of depreciation. ♦ Powerles 

Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients’ brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions and increased activation in sensory integration areas. Findings suggest that brain abnormalities in response to non-painful sensory stimulation may cause the increased unpleasantness that patients experience in response to daily visual, auditory and tactile stimulation.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic, musculoskeletal syndrome characterized by widespread pain, affecting roughly two percent of the world population, say experts. According to the ACR, five million people in the U.S. have fibromyalgia, which is more prevalent among women. In previous studies fibromyalgia patients report reduced tolerance to normal sensory (auditory, visual, olfactory, and tactile) stimulation in addition to greater sensitivity to pain.


Fibromyalgia is a complex clinical pain syndrome. Patients typically suffer from widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, insomnia, and impairment of physical and psychological quality of life

New International Fibromyalgia Guidelines Indicate Shifting Focus

The three medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of fibromyalgia – pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran (Savella) – received only a weak grade C recommendation in the German guidelines (Schmerz 2012;26:287-90) because all three failed to achieve their primary endpoints in pivotal European clinical trials.
Fibromyalgia is not rheumatoid arthritis: 
The German and Israeli guidelines contain detailed recommendations for a variety of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices, including Tai Chi, guided imagery, acupuncture, yoga, and spa therapy. In contrast, the Canadian guidelines (CMAJ 2013;185:E645-51) deem current evidence insufficient to support the use of CAM practices in fibromyalgia.
“The conundrum of fibromyalgia is that we have no defining biomarker as yet,” Dr. Fitzcharles noted.





STIFFNESS
-Acidity
HOMEOPATHY 
Muscles
-pain, stiffnesstrembling, weakness
 Adrenalinum, Alfalfa, Avena Sativa, Baryta Carbonica, Baryta Iodata, Baryta Muriatica, Calcarea Carbonica, Calcarea Fluorica, Calcarea Phosphorica, Lycopodium Clavatum, Thuja Occidentalis
Muscle Maximizer 2 oz spray

Aconitum Napellus 6X
-tingling, numbness, neuralgia, restlessness, shooting pains, back numb, insensibility of hands and feet, swollen;

Argentum Metallicum
- cartilage, joints, ligaments, muscles and bones, stiffness, pain, weakness, arthritis, rheumatism with tearing and bruised pains, twitching, numbness in limbs, and cramps in limbs

Arnica Montana 6X 30c
-paralytic pain in all joints during motion, weary, bruised feeling, worse towards evening, heaviness in all limbs, arthritis with aches and pains from overexertion, age, old injuries

Arsenicum Album 
-spasms, heaviness and cramps in calves, peripheral neuritis and burning pain during the night, rheumatic affections.

Baryta Carbonica 
-muscle cramps

Belladonna 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X
-shooting pains along limbs and pain in hips and thighs, facial neuralgia 

Bellis Perennis  
-painful joints

Berberis 8X 
-painful shoulders, urinary weakness that accompanies arthritic complaints

Bryonia 4X, 8X, 12X, 30X
-arthritis, pain in muscles and joints, dryness in muscles or joints makes pain worse with motion, painful stiffness. 
-stiff, red, swollen joints that hurt on the slightest motion, then better upon continued motion
Joints are swollen, hot and red. Pains include sticking and stitching pains.
-dry and flat, person is quieter than normal
 irritable, want to be left alone, thirstier for cold drinks with frequent trips to the bathroom, 
Better from: Rest, Rubbing on painful areas. Fresh air. Lying on painful side. Being left alone in dark quiet room
Worse from: any movement or exertion, light touch, sympathy. Warm room, stuffy room, hot weather, sudden change of weather. Morning, Sitting up, Eating, Noise, People visiting. 

Calcarea Fluorica 
-weak bones

Cantharis Vesicatoria  6X, 12X, 30X
-burning soles of feet at night, soles burn, undue inflammation 

Causticum  8X 
-burning pain,sharp pains, weakness, dull aches,arthritic pain in all parts of limbs,painful stiffness of neck, 

Chamomilla  
-rheumatic pain. Helpful remedy for pain and restlessness at night,

Colchicum Autumnale  6X
-articular rheumatism, worse from motion, gouty diatheses, inflammation of big toe, rheumatic pain in joints of fingers

Colocynthis  5X
-rheumatic tearing, stiffness of neck muscles when moving head, painful cramps in all muscles.

Dulcamara  6X
-bone pain, gout, rheumatism that is worse in humidity, cold weather, or change of seasons, exostosis 

Ferrum Metallicum  
-flabby muscles, joint pain

Ferrum Phos 12X
-pain, inflammation, and conditions such as frozen shoulder, circulation and oxygenates the tissues.

Formicum Acidum 
-stiff and swollen joints

Gelsemium 
-muscle throbbing and stiffness

Hypericum Perforatum 3X, 6X
-pain in toes and fingers, especially in limbs, tingling, burning pain, or numbness, neuralgia in the face 

Kali Phos  6X, 12X 
-physical and emotional nervousness, emotional exhaustion and anxiety

Ledum Palustre 6X
-feels chills, but pain relieved by cold, rheumatism begins in feet, then goes up the body, cracking of joints, trembling of hands on grasping or moving them, swollen ankles

Lycopodium Clavatum 10X
-stiffness of neck, drawing pain in all limbs

Magnesium Phos 6X 8X, 12X
-nerve pain,cramping of muscles with radiating pains

Natrum Phosphate  200C
-joint pain, arthritis stiffness, swelling
-acidity, heartburn, dyspepsia, gas, distention or bloating, constipation, flatulence
-agitation, criticism, envy, selfishness.

Phosphorus  6X, 12X, 30X
-pain in feet and hands, burning in the feet, lessens numbness with ascending sensory and motor paralysis from ends of fingers and toes

Pulsatilla 30C   
-pain constantly shifting

Ranunculus Bulbus  6X 30C
-intercostals rheumatism, pain in ribs, spasmodic pain in arms, arthritic pain in muscles, sharp nerve pain, tremors

Rhus Tox 4X, 8X, 12X, 30X 
-painful swelling of joints, rheumatic pain over all extremities, better with motion, neck stiffness, frozen shoulder, paralytic heaviness of legs & feet, great debility & soreness, especially when at rest, pain in joints of upper limbs worse in cold, wet weather, morningstiffness, relief of pain from overuse of muscles, overstretching,muscle weakness, strains, stiff joints,sciatica nerve pain  

Rhododendron Chrysanthum 8X 
-rheumatic pain in all limbs, worse before a storm, pain worsens while at rest.

Ruta Grav 200C
-pain and soreness in the bones, joints, tendons, and cartilage, painful bruises of the bone, rheumatic pain in joints of fingers, contracted fingers,pain and soreness in the bones, joints, tendons, and cartilage anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, tears in canines,patella in equines,repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis of the hands and wrists such as carpal tunnel, trick knee and tennis elbow,sprains, injuries, strain, bruises bones, pulled ligaments,muscle and tendon repair,cysts in wrists, knee, ankles or spine,bone spurs,weakness in joints or tendons, degenerative problems in the knees,  low back pain.,connective tissue, nerves, cartilage, flexor tendons, soreness and ankle sprains, knees, feet, and wrists, chronic conditions of the feet, speeds recovery of ligaments following severe strains and sprains, pain, soreness in the feet, ankles, achilles heel,feeling of bruised, lame sensation all over. Periosteum (bone covering) bruised
ganglion case- 3 morning and evening for 15 days. On the 10th day my arm ached a bit but it was gone by 15 days.
BETTER from: Lying on back, Motion, Warmth. 
WORSE from: Cold, west weather, Being at rest, Lying down, Cold, Overexertion, Cold wind, Sitting.
EMOTIONAL:  anxiety, fear,nervousness,restlessness

Silicea   30C  
-weak bones, painful hips, legs, knees and feet.

Spigelia Anthelmia 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X 
-agitation and anxiety, restless, neuralgia extending to arm or both arms, nervous system 

Sulphur  10X
-weakness, fatigue, trembling, rheumatic gout, symptoms worse from rest, better during motion

Zincum Metallicum  
-weakness, trembling, numbness

REMEDIES - 4 THIEVES - Essential Oils


4 Thieves is very effective for MRSA's and even toxic mold and other airborne bacteria. You can either create it yourself or purchase from www.organicinfusions.com. 
Essential oils

Cinnamon Bark 
Clove Bud 
Eucalyptus

Lemon 
Rosemary 
The recipe for this blend is believed to have originated from thieves during the 15th century. According to popular theory, the concoction was created by a group of four thieves® and grave robbers to protect themselves from contracting the plague while robbing the bodies of the gravely ill and deceased. When apprehended, the thieves admitted to using the formula and disclosed the recipe in order to receive a less severe punishment for their crimes.
Whether or not this story is true, the essential oils in this blend are antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infectious. They will stimulate the immune system, circulation and respiratory system, and help protect against the flu, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, cuts, and more. Modern testing has shown the effectiveness of this blend and studies have found it to have a high kill rate against airborne bacteria.
This is a classic recipe, but you can customize it by adjusting the quantities or adding other antibacterial essential oils such as Tea Tree, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Ravensara, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Hyssop, Bay Laurel, or Scotch Pine.

Ingredients:
Mix all essential oils together in a dark glass bottle.

This essential oil blend is very strong and must be diluted!  The essential oil content should only account for 1 to 2% of the total formula. This means that up to 6-12 drops of essential oil can be added per 1 oz of carrier oil or other menstruum.  For more information about diluting essential oils, please refer to our Dilutions & Conversions Guide
There are many ways that you can use the blend, here are some of the most common applications:
- To sanitize and purify the air in your home or workplace, place 2-3 drops of the essential oil blend in a diffuser, nebulizer, or in a pot of simmering water on the stove.  Diffuse for approximately 20-30 minutes.  This is especially beneficial if someone in your home or workplace is sick.
- Make an antibacterial all-purpose spray for cleaning and disinfecting your home or workplace.  This is perfect for office spaces and shared areas! Fill a spray bottle with water and add the essential oil blend at a 1-2 % dilution rate.  Spray on counter tops, desks, and on other surfaces.  Make sure to shake before using as the oil and water will naturally separate.
- Use a 1-2% dilution rate of the essential oil blend in a base of water or alcohol, and spray onto insect bites, poison oak, and poison ivy rashes to help reduce inflammation, itching, and irritation.
- Mix the essential oil blend at a 1-2% dilution rate with organic Jojoba or Olive oil.  Use as a massage oil for sore muscles, the lower back, neck, and feet.  It can also be dabbed on skin throughout the day for general cold and flu prevention and immune support.
- When congested, mix a 1-2% dilution rate of the essential oil blend with organic Jojoba or Olive oil, and rub under the nose or on the chest. Or, place 1-2 drops in a bowl of hot, steaming water and inhale the vapors under a towel to relieve congestion.

* Essential oils are highly concentrated, strong, and powerful liquids that can be harmful if not used carefully and properly.  This is an especially potent blend of essential oils which could cause irritation when applied to the skin, even in diluted amounts. We advocate caution when using them, and do not recommend using essential oils internally.  Please keep essential oils out of reach of children. We do not advocate usage of this recipe on babies, toddlers, or children

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REMEDIES - MRSA

The substances tested were garlic, honey, tea tree oil, oregano oil, thyme oil, olive leaf extract, wintergreen oil, and lemon oil. 
The most effective were 
Tea tree oil, Oregano oil, Thyme oil, Wintergreen oil, and Lemon oil. 

Oregano oil was determined to have the greatest antimicrobial activity with a mean minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 0.56 (%v/v) followed by thyme oil with a mean MIC of 2.47 (%v/v).


Another natural anti-biotic Olive leaf Extract has been used in hospitals in Hungary to overcome MRSA with good success rates.  Olive leaf extract has been used as a natural antibiotic for thousands of years; when the active components were isolated in 1969, an upsurge of research has resulted in dramatic discoveries.  Research at the Upjohn Company, published by the American Society for Microbiology, found that the active components in Olive Leaf - elenol acid and calcium elenolate, inhibited the growth of every virus, bacteria, fungi and protozoa they were tested against. 

 Oxyboost could be used at a rate of one teaspoon every 6 hours. This is a very powerful treatment that is likely to cause most people to feel extremely "hyper", so we would only recommend this in severe, life-threatening cases and only for short periods of time. Lower doses for short to medium to long term use are likely to be helpful.


MRSA: Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Poisonous Virus: Take one glass warm water, add one spoon date ( Khajur) powder, half tea spoon Black Seed Oil and two spoons honey, mix together and use thrice a day. Treatment may continue for forty days. Avoid potato, brinjal grams, pulses ( Chana ki dal & Masoor ki dal)

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Prevents Radiation Damage: Nigella sativa oil (NSO) and its active component,thymoquinone, protect brain tissue from radiation-induced nitrosative stress.

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