This painful condition, also known as fibrositis, can in many instances be helped by homeopathic remedies. Regardless of the cause, homeopathy can provide relief from the characteristic wandering, deep, unpredictable aches and pains. Even if the medicines listed here bring substantial relief, individuals should consider visiting a naturally oriented physician for advice on natural, nonhomeopathic remedies.
Rhus toxicodendron 30c: If the pain causes the sufferer to feel anxious and restless, and relief from the pain is obtained from hot compresses or hot baths, then this remedy should be considered. Cold, damp weather will aggravate this condition, and there will be great stiffness, especially after periods of rest and first thing in the morning. The pains and stiffness ease off after gentle movement. Rhus toxicodendron 30c can be taken three times daily for two days, then once daily for a week.
Bryonia 6c: This remedy will often help people whose pain requires that they remain as still as possible, as all motion aggravates the condition badly. In some cases, relief is obtained from cold packs or very firm pressure on the affected area. Sufferers will often be irritable and bad-tempered because of the pain. Bryonia 6c can be taken three times daily for two days, then once a day for a week.
Arnica 30c: This commonly used remedy is sometimes helpful with the pain of fibromyalgia. A sensation of being bruised or beaten will indicate the use of Arnica. If this remedy is to prove useful in relieving pain, its action will be quite rapid. If no improvement is felt within twenty-four hours of using Arnica, then one of the other remedies should be considered. Arnica 30c can be taken every four hours, up to four or five doses.
Kalmia latifolia 6c: If the pains of fibromyalgia dart quickly from one area to another and the pain is characterized by coldness and numbness, then this remedy may provide relief. The upper back, hips, and legs are areas of pain that more commonly respond to the use of this remedy. Kalmia latifolia 6c can be taken three times daily for two days, then once daily for a week.