Whole-body vibration exercise may reduce pain symptoms and improve aspects of quality of life in individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia, research shows. Whole-body vibration exercise involves standing, sitting or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform that causes muscles to contract and relax as the machine vibrates. The machines primarily are used by researchers but have begun appearing in fitness centers and are sold commercially.
A study by Indiana University researchers found that whole-body vibration exercise may reduce pain symptoms and improve aspects of quality of life in individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Regular exercise participation is one of the best known therapies for patients with fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. Many patients, however, are averse to participating over fears of pain that may be associated with increased physical activity. As a result many patients continue to spiral downward, further exacerbating a sedentary lifestyle that often leads to a worsening of symptoms.
However, some forms of yoga and Feldenkrais use Rhythmic Oscillations that are self-induced without a machine. Such movements can be a moving meditation by shaking your head and vibrating your body. This will bring you relaxation and healing energy. To begin with you just need to close your eyes and turn your head right and left, right and left, focusing on the center of your brain and keeping a rhythm. You proceed with shaking, tapping and bouncing of other body parts. Afterward an hour session you feel very rejuvenated!