Overview of Fibromyalgia (FMS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (CSS)


Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a progressively recognized chronic pain syndrome, which is characterized by it’s constellation of musculoskeletal aches, pain and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, general fatigue and sleep disturbances. The most common sites of pain include the neck, back, shoulders, pelvic girdle and hands, but any body part can be implicated. Fibromyalgia patients confront an array of symptoms of varying intensities that are fluxional over time such as; morning stiffness, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, cognitive disorders such as concentration, memory problems, attention deficit disorder, and anxiety. It is estimated that approximately 3-6% of the U.S. population has FM.
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MS – Living Symptom Free: The True Story of an MS Patient: A Guide on How to Eat Properly and Live a Healthy Life while Controlling, Reducing, and Eliminating the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis


Are you or is someone who you love and care for living with Multiple Sclerosis? For people struggling to discover a happier, healthier way to live with this lifelong disease, it sometimes seems like an impossible task. Now, author Daryl H Bryant shares his own challenges, frustrations, anxiety, and ultimate victories in managing MS. His new book shares his stories as a person faced with the disease. Bryant is not a doctor, but a person living with Multiple Sclerosis. MS – Living Symptom Free shares Bryant’s daily regimens that have resulted in his symptom-free living. With hard-won insight, practical advice, fitness tips, and recipes, this invaluable guide instructs readers on how to eat properly and live a healthy life while controlling, reducing, and eliminating the symptoms of MS.

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MARIJUANA: Guide To Illness And Pain Management (Medical Marijuana, Pain Management, Cannabis, Back Pain, Epilepsy, Cancer Treatment, Chronic Pain)


Medical Marijuana And Pain Free Living. You Don’t Have To Suffer Anymore! Millions of America’s suffer from pain every day due to cancer, arthritis, back pain, accidents, neuropathy, autoimmune diseases, and so many other chronic illnesses. Pain relief is one of the most well recognized effects of medical marijuana, yet many still fear the drug. Do you or a loved one suffer from pain? Are you concerned about the pain medications you take? Do you fear addiction to pain medications? This book is for you! You No Longer Have To Fear Medical Marijuana! Are you afraid of medical marijuana? Have you heard horror stories or been told about bad experiences from the use of marijuana? Then this book is for you!

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Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease


From one of the country’s foremost doctors comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. You may not know that you have Lyme. It can mimic every disease process including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions like MS, psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety, and cause significant memory and concentration problems, mimicking early dementia. It is called the “Great Imitator,” and inaccurate testing-combined with a fierce, ongoing debate that questions chronic infection-makes it difficult for sufferers to find effective care.

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The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health


A comprehensive book that explains how to cope with migraines by an esteemed neurologist. You know that your migraine isn’t just a headache. But you may not know that migraine actually is a neurological disease. Affecting one in five women, one in twenty men, and one in twenty children, it’s a debilitating, complex, and chronic condition that manifests in a combination of symptoms that can include excruciating head pain as well as other distinctive physical and emotional effects. Yet it’s also a disease that you can get control of, improve, and manage, as Dr. Carolyn Bernstein has discovered in her seventeen years as a Harvard Medical School faculty member and practicing neurologist.

 

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Key 10: Find New Meaning


One of the greatest challenges of chronic illness is coming to terms with grief. While grief is usually associated with the death of a loved one, it can occur after any loss. And chronic illness brings with it many serious losses. We may be forced to give up our job, may lose friends and feel abandoned by family, and may experience loss of control over our bodies and our lives. In sum, we experience the loss of the person we used to be. The pervasiveness of loss presents us with one of our biggest tasks: finding meaning when so much has been taken from us. Working through our grief can produce a double benefit. Not only are we resolving a psychological issue in chronic illness by facing our losses, we may be helping ourselves physically as well. Grieving is associated with the flare-up of symptoms, so resolving feelings of loss can help control symptoms. It may produce even more dramatic effects as well. A recent study of HIV-positive men who had lost a close friend to AIDS found that those men who were able to find meaning in the loss had a significantly lower risk of dying of AIDS themselves in the following several years.

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Experts: Screen Chronic Pain Patients For Anger


National Harbor, Md—Significantly higher levels of acute and chronic anger have been found in patients with chronic pain compared with non-pain patients and pain patients in the general community, prompting researchers to call for anger screening in all patients with chronic pain. The results of the new study also show that these patients have significantly higher levels of acute and chronic anger than do patients with acute pain. “This is important because anger leads to acting out, which leads to violence,” stressed lead investigator David A. Fishbain, MD, professor (tenured) of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and adjunct professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and a Pain Medicine News editorial board member.

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Reiki


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

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