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The term “fibromyalgia” has a compound meaning. “Fibro” means fibrous tissue (tendons and ligaments), “myo” refers to muscle, and “algia” means pain. Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a physical illness, not psychosomatic.
It is characterized by widespread chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints, accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. It is estimated to affect 10% of the population.
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Many people who have fibromyalgia have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some individuals fall into depression or have health-related anxiety because of the frustration of dealing with this often misunderstood condition.
It generally does not lead to other conditions or diseases. But it affects greatly the ability to function at home or on the job, due to the pain and lack of sleep it generates. Twelve sessions of system specific hypnotherapy can alleviate most of the symptoms of FMS and return the client to a higher state of functioning with significantly reduced needs for narcotic medications. Nothing, other than hypnotherapy, provides lasting relief for the fibromyalgia sufferer. See: Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Over 80% of clients using hypnotherapy as a treatment become and remain symptom free after the sessions and 97% get a significant reduction in symptoms. For many clients, the change is dramatic, allowing them to return to a higher level of functionality quickly.
Doctors don’t know exactly what causes fibromyalgia. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals.
They notice a change in the brain with abnormal increase in levels of certain chemicals that signal pain. (neurotransmitters) In addition, the brain’s receptors seem to develop a sort of memory of the pain and become more sensitive, meaning they can overreact to pain signals.
Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men. It is most common in middle-aged women between the age of 35 to 55.
It seems that a variety of factors are at play in the appearance of fibromyalgia. You may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia if a relative also has the condition. FMS tends to run in families, genetics being a factor. It is often triggered by environmental factors, the most common being a physical trauma like an accident. Symptoms sometimes also begin after a surgery, an infection or significant psychological stress. Post traumatic stress disorder has been linked to fibromyalgia.
In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Also, if you have a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatic arthritis or lupus, you may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia.
The pain associated with fibromyalgia is often described as a consistent dull ache, typically a muscular pain. It is also characterized by additional pain when firm pressure is applied to specific areas of the body called tender points.
- inner knees
- side of hips
- upper hips
- outer elbows
- upper chest
- front sides of neck
- top of shoulders
- between shoulder blades
- back of head
People with FMS often awaken tired, even if they have slept for long periods of time. Pain can disturb the sleep. Many people affected have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea that further worsen symptoms.
Due to the gravity of the symptoms of FMS and the fact that many affected individuals had to reduce their hours of work or even quit working thus limiting their income, I decided to offer my services at much reduced cost in order to help more people.
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André Gagnon, CHt
All my services are for educational and self-improvement purposes only. Hypnotherapy is not the practice of medicine or psychotherapy and is, therefore, not offered as a replacement for counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist. Statements and products offered on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Hypnosis recordings are not recommended for people suffering from mental disorders.