Fibromyalgia Syndrome FMS
In the Epiphora Method, we have developed the following hypothesis for the understanding and treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome:
Fibromyalgia Syndrome usually has multiple causes such as stress, food allergies, persistent overwork, or past illnesses or accidents. But what is usually also the case: when there is a lack of blood supply in the back part of your brain, due to a blockage in the neck arteries, the arteries in your body go into a spasm as a reaction. This causes a shortage of blood to the muscles and joints, as well as all the other organs. The brain steals the blood from the body. If this continues for a long time, you become tired, your muscles become soured and your body starts to ache. You also often have brain fog/fibrom fog and hypersensitivity to light, sound, skin touch and you sleep badly. We often see several of the 8 symptoms that we show in this website. The doctor can find no abnormality in your body and then gives you the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
What can you do?
The Epiphora Method teaches you to restore normal blood flow to the brain. This eliminates the cramped condition of the arteries. Only then will all your other recovery activities be effective. So we say: first get the blood flow in your brain right and then solve the other causes.
History of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in the Netherlands
The medical world is still searching extensively for causes and, of course, solutions for this situation. Epiphora Method has now developed a new view and treatment.
In the Netherlands, rheumatologist Dr Joop Boersma in Arnhem started taking people with these complaints seriously in the last century. One of his students is rheumatologist and scientist Dr Ed Griep, who obtained his doctorate in 2000 with his study: Fibromyalgia Syndrome. In it, he proved that FMS is not an autoimmune disease but rather: a neurovegetative dysregulation!
From 2010 onwards, in the physiotherapy practice Personaltuning (in this practice the Epiphora Method was developed), there has been close cooperation for a number of years with rheumatologists Ed Griep and Hanneke Griep-Wentink. Because of this, a lot of knowledge and insight has been gained in what Fibromyalgia really is and how you can work on it to reduce or even let go of the symptoms completely.
In 10 years of Personaltuning it has been discovered that you can have a special set of related symptoms that are very common when you are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome:
- feeling of pressure on the head/extremity below the skull
- hair root/scalp pain
- blurred vision
- light, skin and sound hypersensitivity (sensitisations)
- muscle acidification
- cold body
- irritable bowels
If you can tick off a number of these symptoms for yourself, there is a good chance that the Epiphora Method is the missing link for your recovery! Often it turns out that you also need other therapy if you have been in this trap for such a long time.
What we do in the Epiphora Method: you learn a number of exercises in the morning, during the day and at night before going to sleep, to maximise the blood flow in your brain and to keep it there. With a small breathing technique you work the last stress out of your body and leave the survival mode.
What does a day look like if you do the Epiphora Method:
- In the morning, 15 minutes of opening, draining and breathing technique
- During the day, continue with the correct movement posture, if necessary taking a break from breathing
- Just before going to sleep, 10 minutes of opening, draining and breathing technique
It works immediately, which does not mean that your whole body will regain the correct body strength within a week. It takes a while and is accompanied by temporary relapses which you have to understand well: it's part of the process and you have to persevere with the technique. In this recovery period, you usually find out for yourself if other therapy is needed to get everything back on track.
Epiphora Method is a new way to recovery from hitherto unexplained complaints.