Frequently Asked Questions
Disclaimer: The following has been extracted from a publication from the National Institutes of Health. Mike Witort P.L.R.N. agrees in part with the following, but has extensive research and hundreds of personal hands-on case studies that show the Oil-It method of treatment for fibromyalgia is far superior to the established mainstream treatment protocols. Mike's comments are in ITALIC CAPS below.
What is fibromyalgia?
fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. "Tender points" refers to tenderness that occurs in precise, localized areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips. People with this syndrome may also experience sleep disturbances, morning stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and other symptoms.
How Many People Have fibromyalgia?
According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million Americans. It primarily occurs in women of childbearing age, but children, the elderly, and men can also be affected. ("DOC" MIKE'S PRIVATE NOTE: THERE ARE POSSIBLY 25 TO 50 MILLION fibromyalgia SUFFERERS, MOSTLY WOMEN, IN THE UNITED STATES.)
What Causes fibromyalgia?
Although the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, researchers have several theories about causes or triggers of the disorder. Some scientists believe that the syndrome may be caused by an injury or trauma. This injury may affect the central nervous system. fibromyalgia may be associated with changes in muscle metabolism, such as decreased blood flow, causing fatigue and decreased strength. Others believe the syndrome may be triggered by an infectious agent such as a virus in susceptible people, but no such agent has been identified. ("DOC" MIKE'S PRIVATE NOTE: EXTENSIVE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF FIBROMYALGIA IS HYPOXIA <OXYGEN DEPRIVATION AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL>).
How Is fibromyalgia Diagnosed?
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose because many of the symptoms mimic those of other disorders. The physician reviews the patient's medical history and makes a diagnosis of fibromyalgia based on a history of chronic widespread pain that persists for more than 3 months. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has developed criteria for fibromyalgia that physicians can use in diagnosing the disorder. According to ACR criteria, a person is considered to have fibromyalgia if he or she has widespread pain in combination with tenderness in at least 11 of 18 specific tender point sites.
("DOC" MIKE'S PRIVATE NOTE: TYPICALLY, DOCTORS TAKE YEARS TO DIAGNOSE FIBROMYALGIA AND CHRONIC FATIGUE, AND THIS HAS LED MANY TO COMMIT SUICIDE.)
How Is fibromyalgia Treated?
Treatment of fibromyalgia requires a comprehensive approach. The physician, physical therapist, and patient may all play an active role in the management of fibromyalgia. Studies have shown that aerobic exercise, such as swimming and walking, improves muscle fitness and reduces muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage may also give short-term relief. Patients with fibromyalgia may benefit from a combination of exercise, medication, physical therapy, and relaxation. ("DOC" MIKE'S PRIVATE NOTE: TO THE BEST OF HIS KNOWLEDGE, NO CASE OF FIBROMYALGIA HAS BEEN CURED BY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND HE STRONGLY URGES ALTERNATIVES TO ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATIONS IN TREATING FIBROMYALGIA. OTHER METHODS INCLUDE: LOW VIBRATION THERAPY, ACUPRESSURE, AND INCREASING BLOOD VOLUME.)
What is "IIR a Private Association"?
IIR = International Independent Researchers, you can view the form by clicking here
What are Endorphins?
Endorphins are the body's own mood-elevating and pain-relieving compounds.
What is Reflexology?
The science of reflexology deals with the reflexes in the feet and hands which relate to each organ and all areas of the body. Properly stimulating the reflexes acts as a type of preventative maintenance and can alleviate many health problems. Not to be confused with massage, reflexology is a serious advance in the health field.
Rather than diagnosing or treating specific medical disorders, reflexology promotes better health and well being in a natural way. It can be an important technique for alleviating; the stress stored in our bodies and restoring a healthy balance.
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