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Rhus toxicodendron for Fibromyalgia

     If a person feels very restless, with stiffness and soreness that find relief in warmth and motion, this remedy should be considered. Problems are aggravated in cold, damp weather. Stiffness and pain are worse on waking in the morning, and after periods of rest. Another common homeopathic remedy for fibromyalgia is Rhus toxicodendron, which is used for stiffness that gets better once the client gets moving and when weather has an effect on the degree of pain. Rhus toxicodendron is often used to relieve pain in the joints, and works well on healing ligament strains. The Rhus toxicodendron client feels very restless and wants the stiffness and reaction to cold damp weather to improve quickly. Use rhus toxicodendron if you have the following: restlessness, aches and pains relieved by heat, symptoms which are worse in the morning or after resting, muscle and joint pain which becomes worse in cold and humid weather.

The rhus tox homeopathic remedy may be appropriate to treat a certain class of fibromyalgia symptoms. This remedy may work for fibromyalgia patients who have restlessness, feelings of apprehension (particularly at night), a heavy feeling in the head, a coated tongue, a feeling of drowsiness after eating, a clicking sound in the jaws and a desire for milky drinks. You might also be experiencing stiffness in your joints, and cold, damp weather might bother you. Try Rhus tox if you find that warm, dry weather and exercise make you feel better. Use a 6C dilution of rhus tox every 3 to 4 hours until the symptoms abate. The number indicates how many times the homeopathic formula was diluted, while the C stands for centesimal and indicates the rate of dilution–in this case, a 1/100 rate. Thus far, rhus tox is the only single remedy tested in clinical trials for use on fibromyalgia.

Homeopathic Rhus tox is used under circumstances similar to those that indicate Bryonia. However, unlike the Bryonia recipient, who wants to lie still and is made worse by the least motion, the Rhus tox picture invokes a person who benefits from motion and wants to be active. In addition, the condition will worsen with exposure to cold and dampness and improve in dry warm weather.

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All statements here are not claims to cure or treat any disease, provide any health benefit, and are for educational and thoughtful purposes only.  If you need medical advice, please seek a qualified health care provider.

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