by Rabia Vaughns
This great post was written by Rabia Vaughns. I encourage you to go check out her website and follow her on Facebook.
Fibromyalgia is a common disorder affecting approximately 5 million Americans. It is characterized by chronic widespread pain with diffuse muscle tenderness and a variety of other systemic symptoms including brain fog, insomnia, headaches, depression and more.
The conventional treatment approach for fibromyalgia is limited to symptom management with medications like painkillers and anti-depressants. Although this is the most common therapeutic strategy, it is not the most effective way to find long-term relief. To truly heal this illness you must investigate the underlying cause and treat the imbalance that created the symptoms in the first place.
As a functional medicine practitioner, I shift my focus from solely working on alleviating symptoms to identifying and treating the root causes of illness. This approach takes into consideration that each individual is unique and although two people may have the same diagnosis, they may have a different cause of their symptoms and require a unique therapeutic plan in order to truly heal. Continue…