BodySwitch treats fibromyalgia from the core!
Do you have fibromyalgia or symptoms of it? Such as recurring pain in your muscles and joints, extreme stiffness in the morning or exhausted muscles.
And would you like to get rid of your complaints? Then our specialists can help you! Fibromyalgia is a nasty disease that is often underestimated and ignored, including by licensed doctors and general practitioners.
BodySwitch know how to treat fibromyalgia from the core. Read more about fibromyalgia and our treatment below.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome, which is accompanied by several very limiting complaints. The literal translation of fibromyalgia (FM) is: pain in connective tissue and muscles.
The main complaints are extreme fatigue or exhaustion, depression (88%), intestinal complaints (83%), morning stiffness (82%) sleep disturbances (80%) and chronic headache (60%).
Furthermore, allergies and concentration and memory disorders are also common. These complaints mean that people with fibromyalgia are often no longer able to participate in society in a normal way.
Tens of thousands of people have fibromyalgia in The Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, tens of thousands of people suffer to a greater or lesser extent from this nasty syndrome. An additional problem for people with fibromyalgia is that this condition is very difficult to define in "mainstream" medicine.
The clinical picture is often denied by the general practitioner, specialist and company doctor, because of the normal results from blood tests and the usually healthy appearance of the patient.
As a result, the immediate environment of friends and family and the employer often do not take the complaints seriously.
However, we at BodySwitch do not deny these problems! We help people with fibromyalgia with a good treatment plan. You will read more about this in a minute.
How do you know if you have fibromyalgia? Have you not yet been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but are you experiencing symptoms such as recurring pain in your muscles and joints?
In fibromyalgia, patients suffer from the following (common) symptoms:
- Chronic fatigue
- Pain in the back, neck, shoulders, sternum, side of the hips, or the inside of the knee
- Stiffness, often in the morning or after sitting / standing still for a while
- Loss of strength in the muscles
- Mood swings
- Anxiety or feelings of depression
- Problems with concentration or forgetfulness
The following complaints are less common:
- Heavy feeling in the arms or legs
- A burning sensation in or on the skin
- Less feeling in or on the skin
- Colon cramps and stomach pain
- Swollen toes, fingers or ankles
Other complaints can also occur. In addition, the complaints can decrease or increase in intensity over time.
Treat Fibromyalgia with BodySwitch!
Do you recognize yourself in these symptoms and would you like to get rid of your complaints? Please fill out the contact form below!
BodySwitch's approach is aimed at finding the cause of the complaints.
To this end, we use an integrated approach and we use specialized laboratory tests (blood and faeces). This gives us insight into all factors that play a role in the cause of your complaints.
Based on the results of the analysis, we draw up a personal treatment plan that is fully tailored to you.
The big advantage with BodySwitch is that we do not combat the symptoms, but that we tackle the problem from the root cause.
Want to know more about our fibromyalgia treatment? Then contact us.
Would you like to know more about our fibromyalgia treatment? Please fill out the contact form below. We will bring you in contact with our BodySwitch specialist near you.
I had suffered from severe health problems for years. Despite all kinds of investigations, it was not clear what was going on. I was referred to BodySwitch through a friend. There they found the cause of the complaints and addressed them. I am very happy with the good results. I will be retiring soon and will be able to enjoy my grandchildren without any health problems.
Fibromyalgia treatment program
Step 1: Analysis
We start the treatment with an extensive analysis of your personal situation. In order to find out where your complaints come from, we need to know a lot about you. We collect this information by:
- an extensive online questionnaire
- a food diary
- an extensive intake consult
- additional laboratory tests (blood and stool)
By analyzing all available information, we gain insight into the factors that can play a role in causing the complaints.
Step 2: Personal treatment plan
We make a personal treatment plan for you based on the results of the analysis phase. Our treatment plan is based on the four pillars: nutrition, supplementation, exercise and mindset.
Fibromyalgia treatment aims to improve your energy production. With our personal treatment plan we calm your stress system and treat the complaints that come from the intestines. In addition, we prepare an exercise plan and a supplementation plan for you.
The exercise plan is aimed at the production of more mitochondria (energy factories) and the presence of sufficient oxygen. The supplementation plan that we compile for you will provide the building materials that are necessary for good energy production.
Finally, the treatment plan focuses on the approach to serotonin deficiency and pain complaints. Depending on your complaints, we start with targeted supplements that stimulate the production of serotonin. If necessary, we temporarily supplement this with plant extracts.
In this way we avoid the problems and side effects that often occur with the use of regular antidepressants.
Step 3: Guidance
The results of your treatment partly depend on your motivation and discipline. We guide you intensively in this. Our specialists pay a lot of attention to coaching and knowledge transfer.
We regularly schedule follow-up consultations to properly monitor progress. We discuss the interim results with you and, if necessary, have additional laboratory tests performed.
We also adjust the treatment plan in the interim if necessary.
There are various causes of fibromyalgia, which you can read below. We can find out the cause of your problems through research.
- Fibromyalgia cause 1: Energy shortage in the (skeletal) muscles.
This energy deficit is caused by a mismatch between the amount of energy that is produced and how much energy is consumed.
Proper nutrition is essential for energy production. In addition, there must be enough building materials, sufficient oxygen and energy factories (mitochondria).
Increased energy consumption in our body is usually caused by the 2 most important energy-consuming parts: the stress system and our immune system. In people with fibromyalgia, the stress system from childhood is often extra sensitive.
In fact, a traumatic childhood experience appears to have occurred in more than 90% of patients. As a result, the basic feeling of safety and security has never been properly developed.
- Fibromyalgia cause 2: An overactive immune system (as described above).
In the vast majority of patients with fibromyalgia, an overactive immune system is caused by a damaged barrier function of our intestines. This creates a so-called leaky gut, so that things that normally should remain outside our body easily end up in the bloodstream.
This causes a continuously active immune system. Which in turn, costs the necessary energy.
- Fibromyalgia cause 3: Serotonin deficiency.
Serotonin is a hormone and signal molecule for nerve cells. Deficiency of these can not only lead to depression, but also leads to other problems.
One can suffer from constipation, because the peristalsis of our intestines requires serotonin. Sleeping problems arise because the sleep hormone melatonin is formed from serotonin. And the most well-known with fibromyalgia is of course the hypersensitivity to pain. This is because a lack of serotonin in nerve cells causes a signal amplification and therefore a worsening of the pain sensitivity.
These were three major causes of fibromyalgia. Our specialists take the time for you to discuss your specific situation. Through an extensive analysis and specialized research, they look for the cause of your complaints and how they can be reduced!
If you want to know more about fibromyalgia or our fibromyalgia treatment, please fill out our Contact form or find your nearest Bodyswitch location below.