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You suffer from fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition marked by pain in the connective tissue, tendons and muscles. This is why it is also known as ‘soft tissue rheumatoid arthritis’. Patients with fibromyalgia can also suffer from chronic fatigue, stiffness, sleep disorders, concentration disorders, sensitivity to temperature differences and chronic intestinal issues.

Tension in the body

Detecting the condition’s underlying causes and the subsequent treatment plan requires an extensive case history and specific laboratory testing related to functional and nutritional biology. Fibromyalgia is caused by the simultaneous occurrence of several smaller imbalances in different parts of the metabolism. All these imbalances need to be mapped out first to later restore balance to the body. During the case history, specific attention is paid to levels of tension in the body and where they originate (current life circumstances, traumatic experiences in the past…).

The Marnes treatment plan will start with an extensive case history and laboratory diagnosis, which will take place in Belgium before admission.

The treatment plan for fibromyalgia

Medical history and laboratory diagnosis

The treatment plan for fibromyalgia starts during the intake procedure (which will take place before admission in Belgium) with an extensive case history, where the circumstances that allowed the fibromyalgia to develop and the condition’s evolution are examined (did the pain arise gradually or did it start suddenly after a specific event, emotional shock or illness?). We will also examine your lifestyle to see if any changes can be made here (chronic stress, tension, eating patters, day-to-night rhythm…). We will also examine whether any traumatic events in the patient’s past may have played a role.

During the intake procedure, an extensive laboratory analysis is also done. This analysis may comprise:

  • An extensive analysis of the complete endocrine system
  • Ascertaining the levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids.
  • A brain screen that maps the neurotransmitters
  • Detecting any possible food allergies or intolerance
  • A functional microbiome test (to look at the intestinal flora)
  • An immuno-screen to investigate any possible immunity disorders
  • Examining any toxins (heavy metals, dioxins, PCBs…) that may be present in the body.
  • If necessary, we can map your complete genetic code.

After this intake procedure, the treatment plan in the Marnes resort can start.

The Marnes treatment plan for fibromyalgia may consist of:

  • An individualised detox plan if necessary (possibly intravenously)
  • A tailor-made pain-relieving and energy-raising nutritional plan
  • Administering of the necessary food supplements (possibly intravenously)
  • An individualised personal training plan (the right movement, while taking care not to work out too intensively, is of great importance in cases of fibromyalgia)
  • The right emotional support to counteract any emotional imbalances.
  • Body-oriented trauma therapy if necessary
  • Personal coaching to teach and stimulate different nutrition and lifestyle
  • Individualised body-oriented therapy to restore a sense of relaxation in the patient’s contact with their own body.

The duration of the Marnes treatment plan for fibromyalgia can range from a minimum of two weeks to six weeks.

After I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, about six years ago, I became ill from the large amounts of painkillers I was prescribed. I could keep the pain under control at most times, but my quality of life went down every year. Until I changed GPs and my new doctor told me about Dr Aelbrecht’s approach in his residential centre in Spain. Marnes, for me, was recovery and enjoyment. I recovered from my years of pain and fatigue. I enjoyed the personal attention, the beautiful nature, the good organic food, inspiring lectures, calming yoga classes, the great weather, the dolce far niente… I can’t believe my doctor referred me to a place like this!

Inge V.D., 59.

Marnes is here for you

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