(FMS) is characterized by pain in the muscles and bones, trouble sleeping, and
multiple tender points on the body. Physically, tender points are almost always
a point of FMS although the degree of tenderness, location and number of these
points may vary from day to day. This
often makes FMS difficult to diagnose. Pressure applied to these points produces
severe pain, which may radiate to surrounding or unrelated areas. FMS sufferers
experience moderate to extreme muscle fatigue that may be intermittent or
continuous. Almost everyone has experienced this type of pain for short periods,
for instance after exercising, when under stress, or when sleep-deprived. For
the FMS sufferer, this pain never fully goes away. FMS can develop after a
physical injury, or it may arise for no apparent reason. When it follows an
injury, the original muscle pain becomes generalized and spreads to the
surrounding areas and throughout the body. FMS, while different for everyone who
has it, tends to come and go throughout life.
It is not deforming, degenerative, life threatening, or imaginary. Since
several other diseases have symptoms similar to FMS, it is important that a
physician who is knowledgeable and understands the unique problems surrounding
this disease performs a complete medical evaluation.
Stachys Officinalis (Wood Betony) relaxes skeletal
muscle and has a tropism for the muscles of the upper back, shoulders, neck. It
is useful in the treatment of headaches secondary to muscle tension and/or
hypertension that is worsened by anxiety. The historical use of Stachys was as a
panacea of all afflictions of the head including hysteria, headaches located at
the top of the skull, protection from fearful visions and nightmares. It is also
used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Stachys gently tonifies and
strengthens the nervous system while exerting its overall relaxing effect.
Stachys has astringent and alterative actions, giving it usefulness in treating
rheumatism and toxic conditions. A bitter astringent, sedative herb improves
digestion and cerebral circulation.
Glyceryl Guaiacolate (Guaifenesin) many years ago, quite
by accident, Dr. R Paul St. Armand discovered that Glyceryl Guaiacolate
(Guaifenesin) also works for Fibromayalgia. Dr. R Paul St. Armand believes that
FMS is caused by an abnormality in phosphate excretion, which may be due to a
genetic defect. Excess phosphates build up in the muscles, ligaments, and
tendons of Fibromyalgia sufferers, making them ache and feel tired. Retention of
phosphates eventually interferes with energy formation in affected cells.
Guaifenesin flushes metabolic debris out of the body, and while this occurs,
pain will probably increase temporarily. His treatment is designed to restore
energy production by releasing the body from a biochemical blockade. He believes
FMS is caused by the retention of a biochemical substance in the cells
themselves a metabolic malfunction that results in an inability to produce
energy. Dr. St. Armand believes when patients are being treated with
Guaifenesin, they cannot take salicylates, which are contained in aspirin and
herbal medications, including aloe. Castor oil, Listerin, Ben Gay, and razors
with aloe strips are among the many culprits that block the action of
Magnesium is critical to many cellular functions,
including energy production, protein formation, and cellular replication.
Magnesium participates in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, in
particular those processes involved in energy production. Magnesium is also
required for the activation of the sodium and potassium pump that pumps sodium
out of, and potassium into, the cells. Therefore, magnesium deficiency results
in decreased intracellular potassium. As a result of lower magnesium and
potassium within the cell, cell function is greatly disrupted. Magnesium has
been referred to as “nature’s calcium channel-blocker” because of its ability to
block the entry of calcium into vascular smooth-muscle cells and heart muscle
cells. As a result, magnesium supplementation can help reduce vascular
resistance, lower blood pressure, and lead to more efficient heart function.
Magnesium also helps regulate proper calcium metabolism through its actions on
several hormones including parathyroid hormone and calcitonin.
In addition to functioning as an electrolyte, potassium
is essential for conversion of blood sugar into glycogen, the storage from of
blood sugar in the muscles and liver. A potassium shortage results in lower
levels of stored glycogen. Because exercising muscles use glycogen for energy, a
potassium deficiency produces great fatigue and muscle weakness, the first signs
of potassium deficiency.
Malic acid has the ability to increase the utilization
of substances needed for ATP (Andenosine Triphosphate) syntheses. It has as
oxygen-sparing effect because of its ability to generate ATP efficiently, using
sugar as fuel even under low oxygen conditions. The increased ATP production
under hypoxic conditions reverses the spasms of the blood vessels and increases
the amount of oxygen and food substances available to muscles and other tissues.
There are no known contraindications in the use of Malic acid, according to
may also be helpful in easing Fibromyalgia symptoms, since some studies have
found Fibromyalgia patients to have low thiamin status. However, the exact role
that this vitamin might have in Fibromyalgia remains unclear. Thiamin also plays
a role in the respiratory chain. In addition, thiamin deficiency symptoms are
strikingly similar to many of the symptoms experienced by Fibromyalgia patients.
These include apathy, confusion, fatigue, insomnia, depression, paresthesia, low
blood pressure low metabolism, and shortness of breath.
*These comments have not been approved by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, or address disease. All of the products in the Jernigan Nutraceutical product line, work to enhance and support the restoration of structure and function of the bodyâ€™s crystalline matrix. Always consult with your health care professional before beginning this or any other dietary supplement.
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