Base-Line Healing


Base-Line theory: .

An Explanation for the Symptoms

of Fibromyalgia.

The current diagnosis of fibromyalgia really means:

"We don't know why you have all these pains, but a lot of other people have them too".

Fibromyalgia is often described as 'poorly understood', but idiopathic {the cause is not known} would be the correct term - until now.



(New Latin) fibro ≃ of fibrous tissue

(Greek) myo ≃ of muscle tissue + algos = pain

Lit. Muscle and fibrous tissue pain.

The label of fibromyalgia is very apt.   Based on my recovery, I believe the textbook symptoms of 'fibro' are caused by an issue with our muscles and the web of fibrous connective tissue that runs throughout the body.

The symptoms of fibromyalgia are very real, and expletively painful at times.

Muscle pain occurs when the main muscles of movement are not adequately utilised and the body is not aligned and balanced around our Base-Line.

More detail:Body alignment and balance.

Other areas of muscle try to compensate but they become stressed, sore, and fatigued.

More detail:What happens if I don't use my main muscles of movement properly?

Adaptations of the connective tissue system (in response to injury and as it tries to provide support to an unbalanced body) result in restrictions within the tissues that reduce our range of movement - literally stiffening us over time.

These changes in our connective tissue apply tensions that radiate throughout the whole body, and the sensory information generated by the restrictions the source of many pains and weird sensations.

More detail:Adaptations and effects caused by a deficiency in the main muscles of movement.

People who use their body correctly, balanced around their Base-Line, are able to shake off old injuries and return to a good posture, but those of us that don't end up carrying the trauma around.   The body becomes increasingly tense, unbalanced and misaligned over time.

I believe the pain sets in early when the body becomes imbalanced and, if you were pain free, then it's likely the pains are considered significant enough to seek medical advice leading to an early diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Or has it been slow deterioration?    A list of painful symptoms and old injuries that don't seem to heal and you've ignored the twinges, aches and spasms as they increase over the years - after all a bit of pain is to be expected as you get older, right?

Cumulative damage over the years can result in layers upon layers of restrictions.   Chains of tension zig-zagging from left to right, inside to out, front to back, through the whole of the body with a vastly reduced range of movement.

Chronic pain affects our mental health. The fibro fog, depression.

My fibro, chronic pain and depression.

Fibromyalgia - a progression of pain when the body is not balanced.   Traumas stored rather than released.

Fibro is fixable - with time and focus.

Everyone has their own individual trauma pattern to work through, but the key to healing is the same:

Focus on your Base-Line muscles becoming stronger and longer and develop your conscious proprioception skills.   Learn to feel how to move through the tension and release the pain.

How long to heal?

How many years, or decades, of accumulated pain do you have to work through?

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Connect mind and body. Heal yourself.