Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive yet compassionate guide to help you deal with the often-misdiagnosed condition
Fibromyalgia is a frustrating fact of life for millions, yet its bewildering symptoms--including muscle stiffness and pain along with debilitating fatigue and many others--are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or simply dismissed. Those who are taken seriously and properly diagnosed still face a complex condition that fits no standard pattern and shows little response to drug treatment. For patients and practitioners alike who feel at a loss, there is hope and help to be found in Fibromyalgia: A Journey Toward Healing.
Chanchal Cabrera, an internationally known herbalist who had fibromyalgia herself, shares her holistic healing program that will help you lessen symptoms and achieve lasting wellness through herbs, diet, and other natural approaches. The book includes essential information on herbal remedies as well as nutrition, sleep management, therapeutic massage, visualization, and light therapy.
In Fibromyalgia, you will learn:
- What fibromyalgia is and what causes it
- How to create a treatment plan, set realistic goals, and track your progress
- How to find a qualified practitioner to help you deal with your condition
- How to reduce your reliance on medical drugs
Fibromyalgia also includes the author's own healing journey and other case histories that provide examples of the program's potential to improve your quality of life.
Fibromyalgia is one of the fastest-growing diagnoses in the country. Yet, it's also one of the most controversial diagnoses; many doctors deny its existence, while others use fibromyalgia as a fallback when they are unable to determine the actual cause of ill health. "Fibromyalgia: A Journey Toward Healing" offers hope and help to the 6 million people who suffer from this condition. With its holistic approach, it shows how patients can achieve lasting wellness and healing through changes in diet and lifestyle and by using herbs. Numerous self-help remedies as well as advice on exercise, physical therapy, and aromatherapy are presented.
Over 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. The main symptoms are chronic pain and persistent fatigue. This volume delivers an explanation of fibromyalgia and offers a holistic approach to healing this disease and shows how patients can achieve wellness through changes in diet and lifestyle.
About the Author
Chanchal Cabrera is a medical herbalist and clinical aromatherapist. She is associate editor of the Medical Herbalism newsletter and the founder and co-owner of the Gaia Garden Herbals, a full-service herbal store and clinic in Vancouver, Canada.