Village Naturals Therapy

Village Naturals Therapy Commits to Helping Chronic Pain Sufferers
Village Naturals Therapy Partners with National Fibromyalgia Association, Community Pain Center and Creates Facebook Community Page

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (August 13, 2018)– Village Naturals Therapy (VNT) has a long history of developing products that soothe sore muscles and joints associated with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. VNT is upping their commitment to chronic pain sufferers by becoming a “Proud Sponsor” of the National Fibromyalgia Association …

Update on A.J. Langer

Please join us in looking back to one of the NFA’s first Pioneers: A.J. Langer
Sixteen years ago, actress A.J. Langer appeared on the cover of the inaugural issue of Fibromyalgia AWARE. Since then, her life has undergone many changes—professionally, personally, and, of course, health-wise.
When the National Fibromyalgia Association first met A.J., she was struggling to balance the personal and professional sides of her life. Her FM symptoms were peaking, and she didn’t know where to turn for help. Since …

Redheads and Pain

by Diane McKay,

I was only recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but right away I realized there seemed to be a disproportionate number of redheads featured in fibromyalgia articles and films, which triggered me to remember and consider what I had heard about redheads feeling pain more acutely than others. Could there be a corollary? Namely,
If redheads truly are hypersensitive to pain, could it render them more susceptible to a nerve disorder like fibro?
I don’t remember, as a …

Go Back to School with these Fibro-Friendly Tips

By Elizabeth Mesic
It’s that time of year. The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and the chaos of fall is starting back up again. It’s time for students, teachers, and, by extension, parents, to go back to school. And while a new school year is exciting, for those with fibromyalgia and other chronic health conditions, this hectic change can easily result in a combination of stress, flares, and fatigue. So how do we prepare ourselves for the upcoming …

Tired of Popping Pills for Pain?

By Roberta Fernandez, BCH, CI, CPHI
Pain. Just the word itself hurts—and causes major stress.
The sciatica shooting sharply down your leg.
The agonizing contractions of childbirth.
The constant aching and throbbing of that migraine.
The constant pain and exhaustion of fibromyalgia.
Drugs for that pain: Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet.

Thrive this Summer with these Great Tips from Fibro Bloggers

By Donna Gregory Burch
Ah summer! For many people, it’s time for cool dips in the pool, burgers on the grill and long walks on the beach.
But for those of us with fibromyalgia, the summer heat and humidity can cause our symptoms to flare and worsen.
Since so many of us struggle during the summer months, I decided to reach out to some of my fellow fibromyalgia bloggers and ask for their best tips for managing the challenges that …

National Fibromyalgia Association AMICA Award

In April of 2017, the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) Board voted to honor Mary P. Harper, the retiring president of the Fibromyalgia Association of Houston, with the NFA AMICA Award (the NFA’s Friendship and Good Works Award).

To read an interview with Mary Harper in which she gives some great advice for how to start and keep a successful support group running, click here.

10 Tips for Support Groups from the Retired President of the Fibromyalgia Association of Houston

Interview with Mary Harper by Elizabeth Mesic
Running a successful support group is no easy task, which is why we have contacted Mary P. Harper, the retiring president of the Fibromyalgia Association of Houston Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. For 16 years she worked with her board to run this support group and she has given us a few tips for local support groups.