Fibromyalgia has many long-term symptoms. These include fatigue, pain throughout the body and difficulty sleeping. In addition, issues can include migraines and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
I’m Sinead Dundon, The Tummy Tamer, a Nutritional Therapist. I’d like to support you on your journey to health. I created an event Fight Fatigue and Fibromyalgia to provide support and raise awareness. It was held, 25th of February in the Maldron Hotel, Roxboro, Limerick, Ireland. I gave Nutritional therapy advice. I spoke about ways of coping with inflammation using healthy, healing foods. Identifying and removing harmful foods is the best place to start. I offer food sensitivity testing to narrow down the potential problem areas. Knowing which foods could be adding to the cause is essential. As well I gave advice on using beneficial foods and herbs. In addition, Michelle Nutritional Therapist from PharmaNord spoke. She gave advice on various supplements. There is evidence for supplements like Magnesium and CoQ10 that can help key problems. These can be helpful for reducing pain, brain fog and fatigue.
Fibromyalgia, above all is a problems with muscles. Therefore we had 2 guest experts to give advice. Namely Sheila O’Hanlon as one of the keynote speakers. Systematic Kinesiology uses the testing of muscles to find imbalance in the body. It links Chinese energy medicine and the physical body. It gets feedback from the body about the problem and solution needed. It’s is a gentle effective treatment. It helps with pain, headaches, poor posture and past injuries or trauma.
Myofascial Release Therapy
After that we had Jinny Ross a Massage Therapist. She spoke on the benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy. Studies support the beneficial use of Myofascial release for Fibromyalgia. The muscles should slide over each other for ease of movement. Injuries or stiff, painful muscles or trigger points can cause pain. This can be due to stickiness of the fibers of the muscle coating called fascia. Massage therapy, can be useful, however it can be very painful. Myofascial release is much gentler, As well as relaxing tight muscles. It is good for increasing mobility, for improving lymph and blood and circulation.
Living with Fibromyalgia
In conclusion we are delighted to have had Andrea O’Rourke McMahon. She is an Ambassador with Arthritis Ireland. She impressed us with her story of living with Fibromyalgia.
Tickets sold out for the initial event Fight Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. It was held in the Maldron Hotel, Roxboro, Limerick, Ireland on the 25th of February. The follow up event proposed for the 30th of April, 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID19 Pandemic. cancelled due to the COVID19 Pandemic. Sinead Dundon organised on online Fight Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Online Summit and was delighted with the response. These aired over 3 days in November and December, 2020. A copy of the 14 recording can be purchased here