Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include; chronic, widespread pain that can be disabling, fatigue in body and mind, sleep disorders, irritable bowels, memory and concentration difficulties, chronic headaches, TMJ, anxiety and depression. Conventional medical treatment includes anti-depressants, muscle relaxants and chemical painkillers.
Though between 7 and 10 million people in the US alone suffer from fibromyalgia, it is frequently misdiagnosed and under-recognized. It is often referred to as “The Invisible Disease” because its sufferers don’t look sick. Abnormalities do not appear in any blood test, X-ray, thyroid test, HIV test, liver scan, MRI, or CT scan. Symptoms are felt all over, yet traditional medical tests can find nothing wrong. Sufferers are often misdiagnosed with hypochondria, Alzheimers, or psychological problems, leading to depression and despair.
Fortunately, the existence of fibromyalgia is becoming better understood in the medical community. The American College of Rheumatology published criteria for its diagnosis in 1990. Eighteen “tender points” have been detected on the body, and pain caused by gentle pressure on at least 11 of these 18 points is the only known way to receive an accurate diagnosis of fibromyalgia. A trained M’lis Consultant can assist with this type of screening. Once the challenge is clear, M’lis offers natural solutions to be symptom free in less than six months.
Though researchers do not agree on the cause of fibromyalgia, there is a viable theory that is supported by research as well as by the personal experiences of our clients. With the proper diet, supplements and detox bodywraps, we can relieve you from the symptoms of fibromyalgia.