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Fibromyalgia is a medical condition in which patients experience chronic pain, increased pain sensitivity, fatigue and joint and muscle aches that do not seem to have an identifiable cause. The nature of the condition remains a mystery to researchers, though overactive nerve endings, genetics and stress all seem to be linked to the condition.
Many patients find that natural treatments help relieve their symptoms, either on their own or as part of a medicine-based management plan. Here are eight remedies that can provide some relief.
1. Vitamin D
Humans naturally metabolize vitamin D with sunlight exposure, and studies have shown that this important nutrient plays an important role in healthy muscle and nerve function. New research suggests that increasing vitamin D intake, through supplements and/or increased sun exposure, can provide some relief.