This is BIG NEWS for many RMTs and Integrated Health Practitioners as I for one have seen my fair share of Fibromyalgia cases. For the individuals that have to suffer the pain of Fibromyalgia this is a major breakthrough and now that we are understand the source of the pain we can be on our way to help our many patients with managing the pain and dealing with this condition.(John Reimer)
Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!
Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels
Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which many doctors believed was conjured in patients’ imaginations. The mystery of Fibromyalgia has left millions of sufferers searching for hope in pain medications. Up until recently, many physicians thought that the disease was “imaginary” or psychological, but scientists have now revealed that the main source of pain stems from a most unlikely place- excess blood vessels in the hand.
The discovery may lead to new treatments and perhaps even a total cure in the future, bringing relief to as many as 5 million Americans thought to have the disease. To solve the Fibromyalgia mystery, researchers zeroed in on the skin from the hand of one patient who had a lack of the sensory nerve fibers, causing a reduced reaction to pain. They then took skin samples from the hands of Fibromyalgia patients and were surprised to find an extremely excessive amount of a particular type of nerve fiber called arteriole-venule (AV) shunts.
Read the Full Article @ http://guardianlv.com/2013/06/fibromyalgia-mystery-finally-solved/