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 Fibromyalgia  Holistic-online.com

Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Alternative Medicine

Yoga

As part of your daily yoga routine, be sure to include poses that stretch and strengthen your joints, muscles and nerves. 

These include the knee squeeze, spine twist, easy bridge and cobra. These will help reduce the pain of muscle spasms by keeping you more flexible. 
Note: Do not do the easy bridge posture during the second half of pregnancy.

Deep Breathing or Pranayama

There is a direct connection between how you breathe and the amount of tension you hold in your body. When you're feeling stress, your muscles tighten, and your breath becomes shallow and faster. That actually changes the ratio of gases in your bloodstream, which can contribute to more muscle tension and, consequently, more fibromyalgia-related pain. Taking full, deep, slower breaths reverses the stress response and helps muscles to relax.

Sit up straight, loosen your clothes if necessary, and exhale fully, emptying your lungs. On this full exhale, your breathing muscles pull in tight under your rib cage and sternum. Then, inhale fully, filling your abdomen with air, like a balloon. Expand your breath into your rib cage. Focus on your breathing and let your thoughts drift away. Do this for a few minutes whenever you feel muscle tension beginning to build. 

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