Fibromyalgia disorder came to picture. It is regarded as a chronic condition associated with the experience of non-inflammatory pain and tenderness in muscles, ligaments, joints and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is a relatively common condition, estimated to affect about four percent of the general population.It is very similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); only point of difference is presence of musculoskeletal pain in fibromyalgia and that of fatigue in CFS. Low level of Serotonin is considered to be most important biochemical criteria. The primary treatment goals should include raise serotonin levels, improve sleep quality, and assure adequate magnesium levels.
It can be described as ‘Mamsa Dhatugat vata and Mamsavrut Vata’ Fibromyalgia is perceived as a Vata imbalance. Vata is the main imbalance and Aggravated Vata destabilizes the nervous system and can create hypersensitivity leading to pain and tenderness. Accumulation of Ama (toxins) and shrotorodha (obstruction of chennels) are also contributory factors. The aggravation of Vata dosha and accumulation of Ama (toxins) are the primary causes and are treated mainly. Associated symptoms like weak digestion, constipation, and effects of chronic stress are also tackled.