Category Archives: QiGong

Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog: Stop, Breathe & Think

“My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery-always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud”, Virginia Woolf To live a life in a state of high anxiety, boarding on panic, is common among those … Continue reading

Posted in ADULT COLOURING BOOKS, anxiety and the brain, brain fog, D. Kaufer, dyscognition, Fibromyalgia, gray and white matter in the brain, M.Chris Wolf, mandala, mindfulness meditation, pema chodron, QiGong, stress and fibromyalgia, TaiChi, Veterans and PTSD, yoga | 2 Comments

Medications, Medications and more Medications: Fibromyalgia Medicalized

“Doctors are men who prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing”,Voltaire Those of us with chronic conditions are constantly seeking relief from the myriad of … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Big Pharma, chemicals, depression, fatigue, Fibromyalgia, gabapentin, heart disease medications, hyper-aroused central nervous system, melatonin, mindfulness meditation, myheartsisters.org, pain, pharmaceuticals, QiGong, rashes, side effects of medications, sleep disturbances, TaiChi, Thomas Szasz, yoga | 10 Comments

Fibromyalgia: Numbness, Tingling, Pins and Needles

” The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it”, Helen Keller A condition called paresthesia results in numbness, tingling and pins and needles in the limbs, due to disturbances in the nerve pathways. Those of … Continue reading

Posted in camphor, cold packs, disturbed sleep, Epsom salts, harriet lerner, numbness in arms at night, paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, pins and needles, QiGong, sleep disturbances, sore knees, stretch, tingling in limbs, twitching legs | 59 Comments

Fibromyalgia, Evidence Based Medicine and ‘Complementary / Alternative’ Practices

“Question everything”, Maria Mitchell Frustrated that there is not much hope for relief from the usual medical system and its approach to fibromyalgia, many turn for help to practitioners who provide either complementary or alternative medicine (C/AM). The differences between the latter two is an artifical separation since … Continue reading

Posted in allopathic medicine, alternative therapy, botanical, Chinese herbs, complementary therapy, concoctions, evidence based medicine, Fibromyalgia, flower essences, health care industry, JinSin, junk science, magnets, natural remedies, peppermint leaves, placebo effect, pseudo science, QiGong, supplements, vitamins, voodoo science, western medicine | 5 Comments