Fibromyalgia means pain in the fibrous tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
The correlation between fibromyalgia and EMFs is only beginning to be recognized.
The body’s immune defense system senses danger from ELF and targets an immune defense against these fields, much like the body’s reaction in producing stress proteins. Chronic inflammatory responses can lead to cellular, tissue and organ damage over time. Many chronic diseases are thought to be related to chronic problems with immune system function.
A report submitted by Dr. Olle Johansson of the Karolinski Institute in Stockholm, includes a review of a number of scientific studies dealing with the effects of EMFs on the immune system. It summarizes how EMFs disturb immune function through stimulation of various allergic and in?ammatory responses, as well as effects on tissue repair processes.
According to research cited in the Bioinitiative Report 2007 ... there is substantial evidence that ELF and RF can cause inflammatory reactions, allergy reactions and change normal immune function at levels allowed by current public safety standards.
Some people with fibromyalgia have been exposed to toxic chemicals in earlier life, something which damaged their nervous systems and caused them to develop multiple chemical sensitivity later in life. This in turn has made them especially susceptible to EMFs.
A government (United Kingdom) agency has acknowledged for the first time that "people can suffer nausea, headaches and muscle pains when exposed to electromagnetic fields from mobile phones, electricity pylons and computer screens." If you have fibromyalgia, this is especially significant. EMFs cause on-going subliminal stress to your immune system. This stress also affects your nervous system and restricts the flow of blood and oxygen to your organs. In addition, it raises your blood pressure, your heart rate and your blood sugar levels.
Reducing exposure to EMFs and dirty electricity has resulted in recurring reports of symptom relief from all forms of fibromyalgia.