Category Archives: yoga

Fibromyalgia: the mosaic of treatments

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom”, Bertrand Russell I believe that those of us with central sensitization, that is, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue , or to call it by another name -“post traumatic stress disorder”, all suffer from chronic … Continue reading

Posted in creative hobbies, exercise, Fibromyalgia, medical marijuana, mindfulness meditation, movement therapy, talk therapy, yoga | 6 Comments

Fibromyalgia is NOT a ‘Disease’! Manual therapists to “help”?

“Names are not always what they seem”, Mark Twain How to go about convincing experts and the general population that fibromyalgia is not a disease, but a Medically Unexplained Syndrome (MUS)? It is in fact, a dis-ease. It is mysterious … Continue reading

Posted in andrew still, anxiety, barrett dorko, chiropractors, craniosacral therapy, dermo-neuro-modulation, diane jacobs, Fibromyalgia, harry von Piekartz, itching, massage therapy, Medically unexplained syndrome, Osteopaths, physiotherapy, PTSD, reflexology, sense of touch, subluxation, thomas hanna, yoga | 20 Comments

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 and gentle yoga

” Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured”, B.K.S.Iyengar Many years ago I regularly attended Iyengar Yoga classes with a very talented Halifax  instructor, David Thomas. I believe that it helped … Continue reading

Posted in adrenal fatigue, bursitis, buttocks muscles, embody, Iyengar yoga, loose limbs, pain in hips, postures, props for yoga, standing poses, trapped nerve in leg, yoga | 14 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Activities for Strength/Flexibility/Cardiovascular Health

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it”, Plato  The search continues for the ultimate regime that strengthens and improves our overall health. From the ‘pump iron’ … Continue reading

Posted in activities and fibromyalgia, core training, dancing, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and cardiovascular health, flexibility, intensity, jogging, pacing, pilates, pool walking, pumping iron, Qi Gong, running, spinning, strength training, stretching, swimming, tai-chi, walking, yoga | 10 Comments

Fibromyalgia and the attempt to quantify and describe the pain

“We also often add to our own pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally”, Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dali Lama quote One of the difficult issues that people with fibromyalgia grapple with is … Continue reading

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