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"Myalgia" Means Muscle Pain

"Myalgia" Means Muscle Pain

Thursday, December 21st 2006

People often feel a sense of relief when diagnosed with fibromyalgia, because they now have a name for what they are suffering from. However, this name simply declares that they are experiencing "skeletal muscle pain" - 'fibro' means fibre (as in fibrous tissue) and 'myalgia' means muscle pain.

I'm sure everyone who has fibromyalgia would agree that the condition encompasses a lot more than just this literal translation. As many as 50,000 New Zealanders suffer from diagnosed fibromyalgia, many thousand more may never have been diagnosed. The impact of fibromyalgia on a person's quality of life can be devastating. The level of pain and stiffness can vary from person to person and from day to day. Constant fatigue, poor sleeping patterns, depression, irritable bowel and headaches or migraines are amongst the most common signs and symptoms.

Radiance FibroMalic, a synergistic blend of natural herbs and nutrients developed and clinically trialled by Dr Billie Sahley PhD., Pain & Stress Centre in San Antonio, Texas, has been shown to reduce symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, chronic pain and chronic fatigue.

Malic acid, a naturally occurring, organic acid found in apples, plays an important role in energy production and cell metabolism. Commonly deficient in chronic pain sufferers, magnesium is an essential mineral that aids muscle relaxation, a function particularly important in fibromyalgia. Boswellia herb extract has been treasured for centuries for its effectiveness for inflammatory conditions causing musculoskeletal pain and stiffness. Vitamin C, B6 and chromium, are essential for tissue repair, blood sugar regulation and many other metabolic processes.

Clinically trialled formulation: Malic acid, Boswellia serrata extract, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, chromium.

Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2007 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Chronic inflammatory disorders:

Back Pain Control
Collagen Type 2 Joint Complex + Hyaluronic acid
Hi Strength Liquid Fish Oil
Joint Vitality
Fish Oil 1500 Odourless
Emu Spirit 100% Pure Emu oil
Magnesium Complex Plus
Reflux-free Salmon Oil
Pain Relief
Flax Boost Capsules
Superior Magnesium
Waihi Bush Organic Essential Blend Oil

Related health information can be found here:

Anti Inflammatory
Arthritis & Rheumatism
Carpel Tunnel
Circulatory Problems
Nutritional pain control - DLPA - a powerful pain reliever
Neuromuscular system and nutritional support
Water, the elixir of life

Related articles can be found here:

Arthritis studies focus on Boswellia
Boswellia - rediscovering a powerful anti-inflammatory herb
New Emu Oil Range from Emu Spirit
Danger Warning on Pain Medicine
Efamarine - help for joint mobility and the maintenance of immunity
Understanding Inflammation
Turmeric - more than culinary
Understand Why You Hurt All Over - the Benefits of Malic Acid

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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