Turmeric and Fibromyalgia

Turmeric is an effective tool in the fight of many medical conditions. One of them is Fibromyalgia, a condition which is a cause of  lingering pains in the ligaments, muscles and tendons,punctuated by fatigue and tenderness all over the body.

So far the real and specific cause of this condition still remains unknown although most fibromyalgia  patients may  also experience a  malfunction that impairs reception of  pain in the body hence they become hyper sensitive to pain.

Turmeric and FibromyalgiaMajor signs of fibromyalgia are listed below:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Pain and stiffness;
  • Depression;
  • Dizziness;
  • Anxiety;
  • Memory lapses; and
  • Fatigue

Even though it is a painful condition, the good news is that it is not fatal  hence it can be can be contained  when given proper medical attention.

Below are some of the ways that can manage fibromyalgia:

  • Nutritional supplements;
  • Homeopathy;
  • Exercise;
  • Chiropractic treatment;
  • Drug therapies;
  • Ayurvedic treatment using herbs such as turmeric;
  • Proper massage; and

Since turmeric is loaded with anti-inflammation capabilities   and this feature is of great benefits to those who suffer from  could fibromyalgia because  one of the causes behind fibromyalgia  are rheumatic diseases, which turmeric may  help to relieve.

What studies have indicated

Turmeric and FibromyalgiaA preliminary clinical study  conducted on eighteen  patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis indicated  that  a dosage of 1200 mg of curcumin supplements  on a daily basis for a two-week period proved to be  beneficial in helping to stabilize and relieve most of the usual symptoms associated with their condition.The resulting relief was just as good as that of renown prescription drugs,and yet without the usual side effects that are common with conventional prescriptions. It is also believed that  combining  turmeric with  ginger and taking it on a regular  basis may confer immense relief benefits to  fibromyalgia patients. Alternative treatments such as  such as turmeric may also offer alleviation in a much safer manner even when it is used  for the long-term. Curcumin,an  active component of  turmeric  can also offer anti-inflammation relief  that may also be of great benefit to the treatment of this condition as well. Although the medicinal effects of curcumin in clinical  studies are still in their initial stages, the results it has demonstrated in lab tests and rodents are a valid that needs to be followed up.As at now,we can talk about  its impact in regard to anti-cancer effects,cardio-vascular effects,ability to boost and restore memory  and various ulcer conditions even though more scientific research is still necessary in order to add more weight  to the validity of these benefits.

Dosage and administration

  • The dosage of turmeric will depend on the current  health condition of the user and the recommended instructions on the label or as directed by a doctor.

Precautions and safety measures

There is  beauty in moderation and balance to everything, including drug dosage. There goes a saying that when you overdo something you will undo it and also undo yourself in the process.

The safety of Turmeric lies in its proper and appropriate dosage. If it is administered beyond its prescribed limits and dosage,then we are bound to have over dose issues. They may range from digestive complications, to nausea and even diarrhea. All lactating and expectant mothers should also avoid taking turmeric unless it is after the permission of a doctor. Also, those who are preparing for a medical operation should stop taking turmeric a few weeks before the surgery.