Fibromyalgia is a Puzzle!
Do you remember the press release I shared with you about Dr. Sarkozi and his new book The Missing Pieces of the Fibromyalgia Puzzle? Well he is the guest speaker at my support group meeting tonight. I am very pleased to have been able to schedule him.
Dr. Sarkozi is a rheumatologist specializing in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. His technique is a blend of traditional and complimentary treatment, which intends to promote effective self-managed wellness. I am looking forward to his presentation. I personally believe very strongly that our best health will not come from Western medicine alone, but in combination with the many alternative and complimentary treatments out there. You can be sure I will share with you the details of his presentation and my impression of his book.
Interestingly, I have a few members in my group who are completely uninterested in hearing his presentation. To them it is just one more person claiming they have the answer. There are so many claims out there of “the” cure and “the” answer, which turn out not to be the answer at all – just a way for unscrupulous people to line their pockets off the desperation and determination of some very frustrated chronically ill people. I believe that every possibility needs to be explored and considered though, because what if it just happens to be even a part of “the” answers we are all so diligently searching for.
Free Your Mind and Your Meninges
I try very hard to keep an open mind. So hard in fact, on Friday I am going to a presentation for a new technique based on the teachings of one Dr. Whitcomb. You may remember I was none too pleased with this controversial chiropractor’s claims of a “cure” for Fibromyalgia. If you need a refresher you can read my rant here and here, but I warn you – I was in a BAD MOOD! (I just read back over both posts for the first time, and am shocked actually at the frustration and desperation behind my writing. I am just realizing that in the months that have passed, I have grown a lot through this blog, and am currently much more at peace and open-minded.)
The workshop I am going to on Friday is based on the belief that Fibromyalgia symptoms are caused by a build up of tension at the base of our skulls that causes irritation to the nerves. The build up can be caused by physical or emotional traumas (stress). The technique being taught in the workshop releases the tension in the meninges, thus releasing the irritation to the nerves.
What do you think? Does this sound like it could possibly be beneficial in the treatment of Fibromyalgia? I’m not sure either, and that is exactly why I owe it to myself, to my support group, and to everyone who reads this blog to check it out. Not sure if I am going to participate in the free demo, but I will certainly be taking notes. And you can be sure I will be reporting back on it as well.