A holistic approach to fibromyalgia

In Part 1 of our fibromyalgia series, I talked about my journey to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility through a maze of conventional medicine. After arriving at a conclusion, many questions remained unanswered. Why didn’t my physicians ask me about my diet? Why didn’t my physical therapists suggest yoga? Is meditation effective for managing stress? What simple, proven lieftyle changes might minimize the stress hormone response that floods my system with cortisol and aggravates pain? Do herbs really work? What supplements are safe? These questions swirled in my head.

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