These week, a whole range of fibromyalgia news seemed to be popping up. There seemed to especially be a focus on alternative therapies, such as the ones featured in the post Alternative UTI Treatments, posted on 9/13/12. This post covered some of the benefits of consuming cranberries and popping vitamin C for the ever-irritating urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs always pop up at the worst time. Your honeymoon. Vacation. When you start a new job. When you are trying to control a fibro flare. Remember, eat your cranberries and drink unsweetened cranberry juice. Get plenty of vitamin C to help keep an infection at bay. Consider acupuncture. Even if these things are not as effective as antibiotics, every little bit helps.
Speaking of acupuncture, another interesting piece was, Acupuncture for Chronic Pain posted on 9/11/12. This post discussed how certain chronic pains benefit from regular acupuncture, which many patients have been raving about for years. It goes to show that sometimes patients know more than researchers, even if not all pain benefits from acupuncture.
On 9/10/12, the post Fibro Flare-ups detailed the importance of understanding what causes fibro flares-up in order to effectively treat them. There is so much information out there that doesn’t really seem to have a good handle on fibro flare-ups, but this post incorporates advice from the popular LiveStrong website.
Less Steroids May Be OK for Asthma Patients from 9/11/12 discusses how to cut down on steroid dependence among asthma sufferes. Anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia and asthma or just fibromyalgia should appreciate learning how to be less dependent on medications.
And finally, don’t get so worked up about finding oil—fish oil, that is. In a post on 9/13/12 titled Study Says Fish Oil Flops, researchers tear apart the long held belief that fish oil benefits heart patients as well as helps prevents heart disease. Sounds disheartening–sorry, couldn’t resist—but there are still plenty of fresh fruits and veggies that will help keep your heart healthy.
Have a great weekend!
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