9 Best Home Remedies for Fibromyalgia

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Home Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Exact causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, popularly it is believed that something goes away in central nervous system which increases a person’s sensitivity to pain by many times. This problem is more common in women than in men and is highly frustrating. There are certain indicators like genetic factors, vitamin D deficiencies, disruption of normal dopamine related neurotransmission, viral infections, neck trauma, lack of secretion of growth hormone and abnormal serotonin metabolism. But none of these can be referred as proper causes of the problem. Home remedies for fibromyalgia help a person in dealing with pain and chronic fatigue and continue to lead a normal life.

Home Remedies for Fibromyalgia


Epsom salt tub baths can be of immense help in relieving pain mild to moderate in intensity. Just add two cups of Epsom salt to a bath tub full of warm water and relax in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Take warm water shower later and go to bed, this will prevent unexplained pain in the body and will keep you fresh for next day It is one of the best prescribed home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Massage with mustard oil and camphor, this mixture has cold and hot effects and works very well for relieving pain. Heat half cup of mustard oil and add a teaspoon of grounded camphor to it, mix well and use to massage entire body gently, let the oil stay, the warmth of oil and coolness of camphor relax nerves and numb their over-sensitivity to pain. This is one of the effective home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Use cayenne pepper to relieve the pain. This natural agent possesses capsaicin which is integral part of all pain-killer gels and lotions. Capsaicin numb pain signaling nerves and reduce their sensitivity to pain. Add two tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder to half cup of cocoa butter or coconut oil. Mix them well and apply at affected parts; this is one of the very useful home remedies for fibromyalgia.


Vegetable juices are also popular home remedies for fibromyalgia. You can drink fresh cranberry juice everyday to relieve the troubling symptoms of the problem. If taste of cranberry is harsh for you add some apple juice to dilute it, it will still work. Half glass of radish juice once in a day is also great for relieving pain and fatigue and you can also drink two to three glasses of orange juice to gain relief. All these juices are great home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Extract 300 ml of carrot juice and 100 ml each of cucumber and beetroot, and add these juices to get a 500 ml mixture of vegetable juices. Dink this through the day. This is another one of the useful home remedies for fibromyalgia. Take 8 to 10 papaya seeds, grind them and add to a glass of water. Boil the mixture and later let it cool down, strain and drink once in a day. This is also one of the best home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Cherries are also wonderful home remedies for fibromyalgia. Take 10 to 12 cherries and cut them into pieces, fry them with a teaspoon of clarified butter, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of jiggery and fry again on a low flame. After few minutes take off the mixture and let it cool down, when it is warm eat it all, and you can repeat two-three times in a day. You can also prepare this mixture with little variation. Cook cherries with 4 to 5 tablespoons of oatmeal, when oatmeal is cooked add 4 to 5 teaspoons of jiggery and consume this mixture when warm. Both ways cherries and jiggery are wonderful home remedies for fibromyalgia.


Drink two cups of licorice tea during the day, just add a teaspoon of licorice and boil with a cup of water for few minutes. Later let the mixture cool down and when it is warm strain and add two teaspoons of honey; drink the tea and repeat one more time in the day to gain relief from the pain and fatigue. You can also drink dandelion tea for gaining relief from troubling symptoms of the problem. Both these are potent home remedies for fibromyalgia.

Ginger bath is also one of the best home remedies for fibromyalgia. This bath will induce sweating so you can release all the toxins that get accumulated in the blood and skin and irritate nerves of the body. Just add 100 to 150 grams of crushed ginger to a bucket of warm water, stir the water so that ginger juice gets mixed with water, take a bath and do not use any soap or face-wash etc.

Practice yoga, this is wonderful and its poses and exercises are very useful home remedies for fibromyalgia. Breathing exercises and meditation teach you to ignore pain and deal with it more effectively. Yoga poses prevent abrupt pain and fatigue and allow you to lead a normal life. Learn all these techniques in an expert guidance first before you start practicing at home regularly.

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