Natural Triad - Holistic Health Magazine Greensboro - High Point - Winston-Salem - North Carolina - NC - Natural Health - Cultural Creatives: "Article dated January 31, 2006
Scientific Studies Shed New Light on Fibromyalgia Cause and Treatment
A new study out of the Department of Internal Medicine, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, shows that Fibromyalgia patients have much higher levels of advanced glycation end products (AGE), in their muscle tissue and serum than due 'normal patients'. AGE represents highly oxidized amino acids & other proteins that then become electrophillic (electron-loving), and damage normal body functioning.
When the AGE level builds up to a certain point, it triggers an Inflammatory Pathway called NF-kappaB. This protein, which activates the inflammation, was also elevated in Fibromyalgia patients.
We are now working with new therapies that inhibit the Inflammatory Pathway NF-kappaB as well as being able to reduce AGE in muscle tissue. These are having good success with Fibromyalgia patients. We now have a good understanding of the disease from a biochemical viewpoint. For more information on Fibromyalgia contact The National Library of Congress Scientific Studies from around the world, on the web at www.ncbi.nih.gov/
Neil Cooper, DOM is a Nationally Certified Practitioner of Oriental Medicine. He may be reached at the East West Health Clinic in Kernersville, NC"