Fibromyalgia

Fibro My What?

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a frustrating and little known illness.  It is called an illness rather  than a disease because there is no specific diagnostic test that confirms or denies its existence.  It is a collection of confusing symptoms which come and go and vary in intensity.  Its chief characteristic is widespread pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons, stiffness, fatigue and non-restorative sleep.  While it is not life-threatening, it can be as debilitating as rheumatoid arthritis.  It is an illness that frustrates physicians as much as it does the patient.
Facts about FMS:Hypnosis for Fibromyalgia Illness

  • A collection of symptoms without a known case
  • Affects 5-10% of the population
  • Affects eight times more women than men
  • Strikes all ages

Is often found in the company of other related conditions such as:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Spastic Bladder (urge incontinence)
  • Headaches
  • Myofacial pain
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Chronic fatigue

Although the cause remains elusive, there are many common triggering events thought to precipitate the onset of the illness:

  • Infection (viral or bacterial)
  • An automobile accident
  • The development of another disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or hypothyroidism

Tradition Vs Multidisciplinary

Traditional treatments aim at improving the quality of sleep and reducing pain.  Recent research confirms that a multi disciplinary approach to treating FMS provides the greatest relief from symptoms and the best prognosis.  This approach:

  • Improving the quality of sleep
  • Proper nutrition
  • Physical conditioning
  • Deep relaxation
  • Positive mental imagery

No one modality has proven effective more than 40% of the time.  However, by combining therapies, the patient can frequently return to a healthier state and a more active lifestyle.

Traditional treatments aim at improving the quality of sleep and reducing pain.  Recent research confirms that a multi disciplinary approach to treating FMS provides the greatest relief from symptoms and the best prognosis.  This approach:

  • Improving the quality of sleep
  • Proper nutrition
  • Physical conditioning

No one modality has proven effective more than 40% of the time.  However, by combining therapies, the patient can frequently return to a healthier state and a more active lifestyle.

Our program for FMS symptoms alleviation is non-invasive and is designed to be used in conjunction with your physician’s treatment regime.  It is a multi-session program that focuses on the following:

  • Easing pain
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Restoring sleep without drugs
  • Releasing anxiety and tension
  • Improving concentration
  • Alleviating other troublesome symptoms
It’s not magic. It’s a set of scientifically proven techniques to train your mind to do what you want.  Don’t put off seeking the help you need.  Call today. Wellsprings Hypnosis , Ryan Roessler, CHt, National Guild of Hypnosis, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (847) 910-4219   www.wellspringshypnosis.com