This video class describes the symptoms and experiences of Fibromyalgia sufferers, and shows how to use bodywork and various supplements to address the most common symptoms. You will learn to evaluate the eighteen tender spots that are the diagnosis for Fibromyalgia, as well as massage sessions for sleep, pain and headaches. This detailed, informative program will give you the tools you need to effectively help those with Fibromyalgia. (time: 1 hr 58 min)
List of topics:
Defining Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Tender point assessment
4 theories of cause
Herbs and Supplements: 5HTP, Melatonin, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Menthol, Cayenne
Massage for sleep (20 min.)
Massage for pain (23 min.)
Massage for headaches (37 min.)
Extras: Diet, Exercise, Accupuncture, Chronic Fatigue & Fibro-Fog
Definitions and tests for Fibromyalgia.
Massage techniques to help with sleep.
Massage treatment for headaches
Exercise and Fibromyalgia
How diet can affect fibromyalgia.
Cognitive and mood changes is termed fibre-fog. Understand how this feels and learn about recent studies.
The differences and similarities between Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
This lesson discusses the benefits of acupuncture for fibromyalgia.