Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia natural, alternative treatments

Fibromyalgia, also known as FMS, is a chronic, long-lasting condition that alters the way the central nervous system processes pain messages. Recently, natural plant-based fibromyalgia treatments have demonstrated great potential in decreasing the severity of FMS symptoms because of their interaction with the central nervous system.

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1 in 20

people have fibromyalgia in the UK


reduction in fibromyalgia pain report patients using alternative fibromyalgia treatments


improvement in sleep quality scores recorded for fibromyalgia with natural treatments

Over 35%

of patients say plant-based treatments have made a real, worthwhile difference

“The Releaf+ subscription simplifies the entire process of my plant-based treatment.“

Nigel, Releaf Patient

October 2023

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Muscle stiffness


Increased pain sensitivity


Irritable Bowel Syndrome



If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you may have fibromyalgia. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

Currently, there is still no cure for fibromyalgia. There are a number of medications including painkillers and antidepressants, talking therapies, and lifestyle adaptations that are traditionally recommended as the first line of treatment when trying to relieve fibromyalgia symptoms.




Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


If you are struggling to manage your symptoms and have already tried two conventional treatments for fibromyalgia, alternative, natural treatments may be suitable for you. Use our free eligibility tool to find out now.
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A word from our specialist

"Many conditions that lead to chronic pain often respond poorly to conventional pharmaceutical medications. More and more is being understood about how the endocannabinoid system interacts with the more well known pain pathways to work synergistically with these conventional medications. Chronic pain comes with a variety of associated symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, brain fog and reduced appetite – all of which treatment with medical cannabis can improve."

Dr David Tang

Chronic Pain Specialist

Can plant-based treatments help symptoms of the fibromyalgia?

Plant-based alternative treatments have demonstrated ability in relieving pain, spasticity, anxiety and irritable bowl syndrome - all of which are symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Certain plant compounds are able to influence these responses because its they are able to mimic, or boost, the natural chemical messengers our body produces to initiate these responses upon entry to the body.

Because fibromyalgia can have such an extensive range of symptoms, it usually has a large impact on a person’s quality of life, as well as their health. Research shows those with treatment-resistant fibromyalgia often experience a decrease in their symptom severity with natural treatments, and also, report an improvement in their overall quality of life.

Many people are unaware that natural, alternative fibromyalgia treatments can be legally prescribed by specialist doctors in the UK, and are accessible to those that need them. At Releaf, our doctors can prescribe fibromyalgia plant-based treatments to those who have been unable to find successful relief with conventionally prescribed options, and so, we may be able to help you. Find out if you’re eligible here. 

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