Fibromyalgia syndrome, which is encountered in approximately 3% of the society and significantly reduces the quality of life, is a chronic disease that causes sensitivity areas in the body of the person, pain in the muscles and bones together with the feeling of fatigue.

In the RTM system, the aim is not to directly suppress the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and eliminate the symptoms but to reveal the reasons that cause Fibromyalgia specific to the individual and to detect and treat the source part of the disease. In the treatment, it is aimed to correct the infrastructure that causes fibromyalgia and to ensure the normal functioning of the system.

Let’s glance shortly at Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a type of soft tissue rheumatism that manifests itself with muscle and bone pain throughout the body and chronic pain at certain points. In Fibromyalgia, which is a chronic disorder, symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, and cognitive impairment may also be experienced in addition to pain.

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

The cause of the fibromyalgia syndrome has not been clearly proven yet. Genetic factors, mental and physical traumas, past infections and stress are among the possible causes. Reasons such as pain perception problem, nervous system and hormonal system disorder, muscle disorder, overwork of the sympathetic system can also trigger the disease.

What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

The most typical symptom is a piercing, sharp or burning pain. Although the intensity of the pain fluctuates, it is usually continuous. It can be felt widespread or fixed at a certain point. Other symptoms seen in fibromyalgia patients are listed below.

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Not waking up rested even when you sleep
  • Depressed and anxious mood
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Pain in the head and lower abdomen
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Numbness in hands and feet
  • Tinnitus
  • Lack of resistance and fatigue

Fibromyalgia in Women

Symptoms of fibromyalgia, which are more common in women than in men, are also more severe in women. It has been stated that the menstrual period in fibromyalgia syndrome is also more painful. In addition, the similarity between some symptoms caused by menopause and fibromyalgia makes the differential diagnosis difficult. Fibromyalgia symptoms may intensify during the transition to menopause.

Fibromyalgia in Men

Although it is less common than women, Fibromyalgia syndrome in men can also cause intense pain and emotional difficulties.

What are fibromyalgia points?

In fibromyalgia syndrome, there are trigger points or sensitive body areas that can cause pain even when light pressure is applied. The most common areas of pain are the top of the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, abdomen, chest, neck and back of the head.

What are the risk factors for fibromyalgia?

  • Gender: It is more common in women than men
  • Age: Although it can occur in children and the elderly, it is most common in young adulthood and middle age.
  • Restless legs syndrome: It can be experienced together with an abnormal feeling of discomfort in the legs, which has no full description and prevents sleep.
  • Sleep apnea: It can be seen with short-term cessation of breathing during sleep.
  • Genetic factor: If there is a family history of the disease, the risk increases
  • Rheumatic diseases: Presence of diseases such as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus may predispose to Fibromyalgia.

How Is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?

A while ago, the diagnostic criteria for Fibromyalgia were updated. Accordingly, Fibromyalgia Syndrome is diagnosed in people with widespread pain complaints that last for three months or more and are not based on any other medical reason. There is no laboratory test specific to diagnosing fibromyalgia. However, tests can be performed to rule out other causes that may lead to chronic pain.

Approach to Fibromyalgia Disease in the RTM System

An Outlook on the Cause of Fibromyalgia in the RTM System

Our body is in a constant balance against internal and external factors. With this balance, life continues by advancing. The RTM System includes its own diagnostic and treatment protocols. Diseases in the RTM System; It is seen as a new balance or new adjustment points created in the body in order to continue life against internal and external negative conditions.

There is a source pattern called the Triad of Disease, which causes new settings to come into play in the body. This triple structure, which includes contamination in the body, system disorders and code change in DNA (epigenetics), functions as follows in Fibromyalgia;

Contamination in the Body: There is an increase in toxic load above the normal due to both the toxins we are exposed to from the environment and the increase in cellular metabolic activities. These toxic loads are transported from the cellular level of the body to the detox organs (Liver, Kidney, Lung and Skin) by the circulatory system. In cases exceeding the capacity of detox organs, the body stores toxic loads in the fascia. Fascia surrounds our body from head to toe. The increase in toxic load can cause blockages in the fascia and the acupuncture energy meridians, which are directly related to the fascia.

At the same time, the increase in toxic load will increase the viscosity of the blood, and as a result of the increased viscosity, the necessary nutrients and oxygen will be difficult to transport to the extreme organs. Tissue starvation will occur. This toxic load accumulating in the neck and back areas will set off the inflammation process there and will appear as pain due to the deterioration of microcirculation.

Deterioration in Systems: Many acupuncture energy meridians cross in the shoulder and back region. Pathology in any organ causes blockage in the energy meridian of that organ. This congestion directly affects the energy meridians in the neck and back region.

While there may be direct exposure to toxins, the capacity insufficiency of the detox systems (Lung, Skin, Kidney, Liver) also causes an increase in the toxic load in the body.

The environmental situation of the person, the stress or the intense experience of negative emotions also affect the energy channels and the organ to which it is related, and may appear as pain.

As a result of contamination in the body and deterioration in the systems, the body will determine new set points. This change will be encoded in the body at the information level, and eventually a code change (Epigenetic Change) will occur in the DNA. The body will determine the detox processes or regulate the activities of the relevant organ according to the new situation. This will directly affect the fascia and energy ladders in the back and shoulder area.

This change in the information form will be reflected in the form of alarming Fibromyalgia symptoms during the processes of the problem.

Treatment of Fibromyalgia Disease in the RTM System

The purpose of the RTM System is not to directly suppress the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, but to eliminate the Triad of Disease, which is the source of the Fibromyalgia disease mentioned above. In the RTM System, this is called the Treatment Triad.

Treatment Triad includes processes aimed at initiating the detox process to return to the normal state of balance in the body, eliminating the imbalance in the failing systems and reversing the epigenetic changes in DNA. This process is planned completely individually.

The main backbone of the treatment triad is RTM Phytotherapy. The phytotherapy protocol is determined by evaluating the detailed anamnesis, laboratory and imaging findings of the individual, and measurements specific to RTM clinics. With the RTM Phytotherapy protocol, treatment is applied by withdrawing the disease triad that forms the source part. It is aimed to normalize the epigenetic changes in DNA, which determines the new adjustment constants, by informing the seed parts of the plants and the body. In order for the body to adapt to the normalization process of this information, the treatment triad is activated by using the leafy parts of the plants, accelerating the detox activities in the body and regulating the systems. When the disease triad is withdrawn, it is aimed that the body will by itself return to the norm form.

In addition to RTM phytotherapeutics in order to both support the body and accelerate the treatment process, acupuncture to relieve congestion in the energy meridians, to regulate the energy meridians, to alleviate the toxic load of the body and increase its oxygenation, to operate the repair mechanisms, as well as methods such as Ozone and Hijama, close to 25 traditional medicine The method is planned according to the patient’s needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do fibromyalgia attacks happen?

During fibromyalgia attacks, along with the exacerbated pain, movement difficulties and increased fatigue are experienced. Sleep quality deteriorates during attacks. An increase in digestive problems such as depressed mood, swelling and numbness in the arms and legs, and reflux is also observed.

What are fibromyalgia exercises?

There are exercises that can be done individually with the recommendation of a doctor. Activities such as aerobics, stretching movements, strengthening exercises, water exercises, pilates and yoga can have a positive effect.

How can we protect ourselves from fibromyalgia?

Factors such as avoiding stress, avoiding tobacco and smoky air, eating a healthy and balanced diet, regular sleep and exercise are effective in preventing Fibromyalgia.

What are the triggering factors of fibromyalgia attacks?

Familial and environmental factors, sleep disorders, physical traumas such as accidents and falls, mental traumas, some infections and rheumatic diseases are among the factors that can trigger fibromyalgia.

What are the conditions that are often confused with Fibromyalgia?

Before the diagnosis is made, it can be confused with metabolic disorders such as Vitamin D deficiency, under-functioning of the thyroid gland, Lyme, degenerative joint diseases, and muscle spasms.

What diseases does fibromyalgia cause?

Diffuse musculoskeletal pain and stiffness occur in 75 to 100% of fibromyalgia cases. 60% of the patients stated that they had pain and swelling in their body. Fatigue was observed during most of the day in 85% of cases, getting up without sleep in 80%, and numbness in the hands and feet in 65% of cases. In addition, symptoms such as anxiety, headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, menstrual cramps and irritable bowel syndrome were observed in approximately 45-50% of the patients.

Is fibromyalgia a psychological disease?

It is known that fibromyalgia is not a psychological disease. It is thought that there may be a problem with the perception of pain. However, psychological conditions such as mental traumas, depression and stress can trigger the emergence of Fibromyalgia.

What is myofascial pain syndrome?

Myofascial pain syndrome is in the extra-articular rheumatism group. It is caused by trigger points in tight bands that develop in the muscles or fascia. Although it can be seen in any part of the body where there is muscle, it is most common in the waist, back and neck region.

Does fibromyalgia go away by itself?

The main goal in the treatment of fibromyalgia is to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life. For this, it is possible to completely treat the disease with appropriate drugs, therapy and lifestyle changes, as well as traditional and natural methods.

What does soft tissue mean?

Soft tissues are different groups of connective tissue consisting of ligament, tendon, muscle, cartilage, fascia, synovium, articular cartilage, adipose tissue, intervertebral discs. Soft tissues connect, support and surround other structures in the body.

What is soft tissue edema?

In soft tissue trauma, edema occurs due to inflammation in the relevant region, that is, regional fluid collection occurs. The circulation in the edematous area is disturbed and the pain increases.

Which doctor should I go to for muscle rheumatism?

When it comes to muscle pain, an internist is usually consulted. Since muscle pain can be a harbinger of rheumatic diseases, the internal medicine department may refer the patient to a rheumatology specialist if necessary.

What happens if fibromyalgia is not treated?

If fibromyalgia syndrome is not treated, it will adversely affect the general health, quality of life, work and social life of the person due to long-term pain and other complaints.

Is fibromyalgia an autoimmune disease?

Since the symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of other autoimmune diseases, the theory that fibromyalgia may be an autoimmune disorder has also been raised. On the other hand, the frequent occurrence of Fibromyalgia in the same family shows that it can be passed on through genes.

Which plant is good for muscle rheumatism?

  • Nettle: Inflammation and pain relief
  • Rosehip: Anti-inflammatory and vitamin C store
  • Chamomile: Anti-inflammatory and calming
  • Ginger: Anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea
  • Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory and lowering blood fats
  • Licorice root: anti-inflammatory

Does fibromyalgia cause difficulty in breathing?

The feeling of tiredness and severe pain felt during fibromyalgia attacks, as well as the feeling of a lump in the throat from time to time, can cause difficulty in breathing.

What causes muscle and joint pain?

Mostly, pain occurs in the musculoskeletal system in cases such as infection, inflammation, inflammation, trauma. Diseases in the nerve tissues, excess weight, genetic factors, injuries and advanced age can also cause such pain.

Does fibromyalgia have stomach ache?

In fibromyalgia syndrome, complaints related to the stomach and intestinal system such as pain in the abdomen, cramps, bloating, constipation or diarrhea can be seen.

Does fibromyalgia cause back pain?

Fibromyalgia is a disease that can cause back pain, shoulder pain, leg, foot, arm pain and widespread pain.

Is Shoulder Pain fibromyalgia?

Fibrositis, which is known in the medical language, is a muscle disease that usually occurs in the upper part of the back. It is a muscle contraction that occurs in the area above the shoulder with the two shoulder blades. Fibrositis, which is often an unexplained and painful condition, is hard knots in the muscle. In other words, it is the situation where the muscles that have been contracted as a result of tension cannot relax.

Does fibromyalgia have an effect on the arm?

Widespread muscle and joint pain may occur throughout the body in fibromyalgia syndrome. Pain may also occur in the shoulders, arms and elbows.

Does insomnia cause muscle pain?

Studies on sleep problems and pain have shown that insomnia reduces pain tolerance. While it was previously thought that insomnia caused only muscle and joint pain, it was later understood that it was effective in triggering migraine pain.

Does fibromyalgia cause abdominal pain?

Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, stomach cramps, gas, bloating, urinary complaints and spastic colon attacks.

What does culling mean? How is it done?

Trying to soften the tensed and hardened muscles by massaging them is called breaking the grip in the colloquial language. However, because of the possibility of harming the person, these harsh massages should be applied by a medical professional and very carefully. Otherwise, it may cause undesirable results. A risk-free method of relaxing the gripping contractions is the application of hot compresses to the painful area.