Mindfulness is gaining much attention in the treatment of fibromyalgia. It is because mindfulness reduces the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and hence improves the symptoms of fibromyalgia. This therapy is a low-cost therapy and it does not have any side effects also. And most of all it reduces the severity of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
People now a day are interested in this because some of them are having it, while some are treating it and some are researching it. This condition is tough to treat and the medications have their own side effects. Almost everyone can try this technique. Research also suggests that it will help in the reduction of negative emotions which is there in fibromyalgia and can change the way your body is reacting to the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Mindfulness is basically when you are aware of something or conscious of something. It is basically focusing your attention on the present. It is observing without being detached from something and that too without being judgmental of something. You acknowledge your thoughts, emotions, feelings, and sensations in a calm manner. Once you have learned it, you can make it into your practice and follow it anywhere and everywhere you are. Some activities of mindfulness are:
- Tai chi
Earlier researches have shown that mindfulness meditation has shown significant improvement in the patients who were reported having fibromyalgia. And patients who meditated more were found to have much better results. They were shown significant improvement in the quality of sleep, perception of their pain, and psychological distress as well.
Some researchers have shown that there was a decrease in the severity of symptoms in some patients who used a mindfulness-based stress reduction method. It was seen that those who practiced more were shown to have more improvement. Some researches also show that those who practiced mindfulness meditation, they have reduced their anger, anxiety, and depression.
Fibromyalgia is the condition which can focus your day to day functioning by making your muscles weak and your body fatigued. Therefore, mindfulness is very important for you. The early symptoms of fibromyalgia may also differ from person to person. For some, it may be a pain in a particular spot while for other the person may be distracted at some point.
When you are aware of your body, you may be able to recognize the signs of it in a much better way. Mindfulness makes you aware of your body. And with the help of this, you will be able to take care of the symptoms when the spike and handle them according to that only.
It is also said that people are more prone to focus on the negatives which are related to a painful event or the pain itself. Mindfulness training will help you in managing this and therefore may help in the reduction of pain and severity of the painful symptoms as well.