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There is an incessant desire to stay young, and active, to hop around. As we age, this desire is amplified to such an extent that we tend to indulge in activities that stimulate active movements, so much so that we end up traumatizing ourselves.

On the other hand, the children of the modern generation are perpetual couch potatoes. They rather sit on the couch and browse through their phones than go for a run in the park. How do they end up then?

Back aches and joint pains at a very young age.

In both the above situations, what is it that we find common?

Muscle pain?

That’s right.

Muscle aches all over the body.

Have you heard of fibromyalgia?

Now that we have acknowledged muscle aches, let us excavate the knowledge regarding fibromyalgia.

Know more about Fibromyalgia

Let us split the terms and interpret the words.

‘Fibro’ stands for fibrous tissues, ‘my’ implies muscles, and ‘algia’ as we all know stands for pain. Therefore, fibromyalgia is a disease where the patient experiences muscle and joint aches all over the body. Along with pain, there is also a feeling of tenderness that affects the patients.

The patient always feels lethargic, and giddy, and suffers from fatigue.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

As significant as fibromyalgia is, it is shocking to say that scientists have had a bit of hard luck specifying the exact causes of fibromyalgia. The disease has got to do with certain chemicals that exaggerate nervous stimulation and augment the pain reception.

The factors that can possibly cause fibromyalgia are as follows :

  • Gender – according to reports females are more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than males.
  • Hereditary – genetics can play a vital role in the passing of fibromyalgia through generations
  • Physical and mental hurt – having experienced an episode of trauma that could be physical or mental can pose a cause for fibromyalgia.
  • Complication – a patient can end up with fibromyalgia as an associated complication of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include :

  • Recurrent episodes of pain
  • Tenderness
  • Disturbed sleep due to pain
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Fatigue
  • Tempero-mandibular joint disorders
  • Migraine
  • Headaches
  • Digestive tract disorders like IBS etc

Patients also present symptoms affecting their mental health:

  • Disorders related to memory
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

From the above-mentioned points, we can acknowledge the range of symptoms that affect a patient suffering from fibromyalgia.

Ayurveda treatment for Fibromyalgia

As we now know that fibromyalgia can be correlated to vata vyadhi, what is the treatment protocol for it?

Do you know about the panchakarma procedures?

As the name suggests, panchakarma includes five protocols, namely :

  • Vamana
  • Virechana
  • Niruha vasti
  • Anuvasana vasti
  • Nasyam

They are said to bring about exemplary results and subside the symptoms of the diseases.

Therefore, these procedures can be adopted to treat fibromyalgia.

Snehana (oleation)  and swedana (sudation) methods can also be done to detach the vitiated doshas from their site, bring them to the alimentary canal, and get expelled from the body. These are some of the probable modes of treatment, as the protocols can be altered depending on the condition of the patient and the disease.

AyurVAID Approach

Ayurveda primarily believes in the science of tridoshas namely :

  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha

Out of the above three, vata dosha is the most eminent one. Once vata Dosha gets vitiated, then it propagates the vitiation of the other two doshas and worsens the condition.

Fibromyalgia, as we know is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system and nervous systems. In Ayurveda, this can be correlated to vatavyadhi.

Vatavyadhi is considered one of the mahavyadhi, as it can alter the quality of life of a patient.

A cardinal feature of any vata vyadhi is pain, more specifically pain in the muscles and joints.

As patients with fibromyalgia present with chronic muscle pain along with other symptoms like tenderness, fatigue, headache, etc, evidently show vitiation of vata dosha. Therefore, fibromyalgia can be correlated with vatavyadhi in Ayurveda.

AyurVaid has had a history of treating lakhs of patients. All the credit goes to their sincerity, dexterity, and drive to treat their patients.

Having achieved the National Quality award, AyurVaid has only intended to better itself for its patients.

After keenly observing the patient and the disease condition, the physicians in AyurVaid curate the treatment protocol for each of the patients with utmost accuracy.

AyurVaid strives to provide the best doctors, treatments, and care for all its patients and would continue to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cardinal feature of fibromyalgia?
Pain all over the body chronically is the main symptom of fibromyalgia.
What is sleep apnoea?
Cessation of breathing during sleep. It is a symptom seen in fibromyalgia.
Can Ayurveda treat fibromyalgia?
Yes, Ayurveda can treat fibromyalgia using panchakarma procedures.
What is the Ayurveda correlation for fibromyalgia?
Vatavyadhi is the Ayurveda correlation for fibromyalgia.
Name the panchakarma
● Vamana
● Virechana
● Niruha vasti
● Anuvasana vasti
● Nasyam

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