Fibromyalgia

Patients with fibromyalgia suffer from muscle and joint pain that can change location and intensity from day to day.  They also suffer from extreme tenderness to light touch at several locations all over the body, and sometimes suffer with other symptoms as well.  Most of these patients have a history of physical, mental or emotional stress, trauma or abuse.  Although we’re not certain exactly how fibromyalgia is caused, several factors seem to be involved.

Typical medical treatment usually utilizes various psychoactive medications such as Cymbalta and Lyrica that affect the metabolism and function of neurotransmitters in the brain, particularly serotonin, norepinephrine and GABA.  Like all drugs, they typically have various undesirable side effects.  Furthermore, the manufacturers of these drugs aren’t really certain exactly how they work.

Our natural approach to dealing with fibromyalgia symptoms relies on an understanding about how factors such as past stress or trauma affect the health of our adrenal glands and how that in turn can affect the levels of a chemical in our bodies called cortisol, and then how cortisol can affect the neurotransmitters in our brains in various ways.  In addition, there is considerable evidence associating altered thyroid hormone function with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Our approach utilizes laboratory tests to assess, and nutritional supplements to support, adrenal and thyroid hormone function.  In addition, we utilize natural nutritional products to enhance brain neurotransmitter balance.  Most of our fibromyalgia patients respond very favorably to our approach.  Call today for an appointment so we can help you recover from fibromyalgia.

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6053 S Fort Apache Road, Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148

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