I agree with Mimim that "We are all different and what helps one may or may not help you. Only you will know when you have found what works for you ... using a heating pad often, taking a hot shower at night using lavender bath salts might help your body to relax so you can sleep better, drinking plenty of water every day and watching what you eat... "
For me, I've suffered from FMS for 15 years. western conventional medicine doesn't work on me. I'm too sensitive and the side effects always come out first rather than the real effect. Chi Kung and Chinese medicine helped me to manage my pain. I have started to learn several alternative therapies now and just completed the 2nd level of CST trainings. During the training, it is found that my condition is still chronic although superficially it seems that the pain has been managed and therefore I've just started some CST treatments from my teacher, who's probably one of the toppest therapists in the world and he will be back to US soon.
If you have religious belief, do have much faith on your own spiritual practices. God is the only one who's able to leads our road and guide us our own way in coping with our condition.
I've completed two levels of craniosacral therapy (CST) training. The trainer says it was amazing to me (as an FMS patient) to complete them!
During the class, we practiced and listen to the lesson for all day long, for 12 hours everyday =( many withdrawal symptoms happened to me during the frequent practices in the class: nausea, extremely frequent urination (that they says my body needs to detox and water accumulated in the fascia of my body), emotions, etc.
I thought my pain has already managed through Chi Kung and Chinese Medicine already but in the 1st day of the CST training, Jim found my condition (we called that Craniosacral Rhythm) is a chronic one and so did other classmates find that on me.
I have started CST treatment private session from my trainer Jim Green (http://www.acornseminars.com/home.html), who came to HK from Florida. He's extremely well experienced. I'll have 3 more sessions until he will leave HK.
For the 1st session, Jim found that CST did not work on me at the beginning coz my spine is twisted and legs-length uneven, ribs coming out, ... etc. He first done Osteopath on me than the CST, I found my back has never been so straight!!
Sometimes I really find that it's soothing when some classmates do the CST on me, while sometimes I feel very tired and need rest coz lots of stuff in my body has been moved/ transformed.
I like to do CST for others, it extremely works especially on my mothers pelvic pain but it's important to strengthen my own condition before doing CST on others.
Thanks for reading my sharing. I'd like to know if anyone of you goes for CST and how's your experience? And anyone of you tried that from Jim and his wife Regina Green?
I've been coping with FM for 14 years since I was 19. For these months I'm capable to cope with it and even teaching light exercise classes.
in my experience, Chinese QiGong/ Medicine is the best. Try if you can find these resources in your area. I do believe FM is something related to energy more than physical health (I've been trained in the western conventional hleathcare field)
Furthermore, mindfulness/ breathing practices do help.