Many patients with fibromyalgia report benefit from cannabis (medical marijuana), but until recently we did not have the studies to really back that up. We now have some real science and in this article I will break down the research for you
A recent Chinese study discovered that the CBD’s neuroprotection is due to its effects on mitochondria, the furnaces that produce energy in our cells. And this means CBD might be able to help mitochondrial function in other conditions like fibromyalgia, too.
Many people with chronic pain and fibromyalgia turn to over-the-counter herbal treatments such as kratom. While this plant definitely has some pain-relieving potential, there are concerning safety and side effects that need to be considered. This article reviews our current scientific understanding of this intriguing plant.
More FAQ on CBD including a comparison of inhalation, sublingual or oral routes, and whether CBD has any cardiac side effects.
Another huge factor affecting sexual enjoyment in fibromyalgia is pain—both widespread pain and painful intercourse can wipe out any enjoyment of sex. In this post I want to talk specifically about how to lessen pain experienced during sex.
Let’s discuss oxytocin, a brain chemical that modulates bonding and social behaviors. Can it help with low libido or even pain?
Lack of desire for sex is a really common issue with fibromyalgia. Although it can be an awkward topic, lack of sexual intimacy can be a huge strain on relationships and quality of life, so it is important to find the specific causes and address them head on.
Yoga comes in many different styles, from very gentle and meditative to aggressively athletic. How do you choose the best one for fibromyalgia?
There is a big need to go beyond the hype of CBD and look at the experience of real patients, and so I gathered information from a chart review of 20 of my clinic patients that tried CBD.