My wife is being treated for myofascial pain syndrome
Dear Terry, “My wife is being treated for myofascial pain syndrome and we were wondering if there is a natural remedy that will help with the pain of this affliction? The pain medications prescribed by her doctor are ineffective and we were hoping to find something natural.” — Andy D., Madison, WI
Dear Andy, Myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic pain disorder that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles), may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group.
When it comes to addressing your wife’s pain, I would recommend these four ingredients: highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to help get her comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking these four ingredients three times daily.
In addition to the ingredients above, she may also want to consider adding vitamin B6 and magnesium to her daily regimen. When looking for products, I strongly recommend choosing ones that feature vitamin B6 in the form of pyridoxal-5-phospate (P-5-P) and magnesium in the form of magnesium glycinate.
P-5-P is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. In addition to optimizing vitamin B6 metabolism, magnesium in the glycinate form delivers a good dose of magnesium to help with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability. I recommend 60 mg of vitamin B6 (as P-5-P) and 200 mg of magnesium (as magnesium glycinate) three times daily.
Terry . . . Naturally