Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome is chronic pain on sensitive points along the muscles (trigger points) on the body. Usually this condition is managed with pain medication and acupressure, dry needling (more popular), yoga, stretching, massage or even acupuncture.
What causes myofascial pain syndrome?
The cause is both physical and emotional.
How does Shonali help?
On a myofascial pain syndrome diet, Shonali’s approach relies on the tenets of Macrobiotic philosophy: using the oriental system of ‘facial diagnosis,’ and touch meridian diagnosis (if needed) to analyze the strength and health of your organs. Her framework (like Ayurveda) relies on using the foundation of analyzing your constitution (that which you were born with: blueprint from your parents) and condition (that which you have created growing up). Macrobiotic philosophy uses the ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ elements of ‘energy’ or ‘prana’ to help her diagnose everything you are or do. This is her training and USP and how she actually zeroes in on your diagnosis and further prognosis.
Shonali believes the muscles get tight with toxins in your system, these toxins start accumulating in the tissues and therefore result in pain. She starts the program by first decreasing the toxic overload that is coming in from the foods you are eating. Once she detoxes the system, she starts adding nutrition that starts strengthens the digestive first, and then the rest of your patterns start normalizing.
She uses the food tools and the principles of the Macrobiotic approach to aim at: strengthening your gut, detoxify you of all the accumulated toxins (‘ama’ in Ayurveda plus any accumulation of bad gut bacteria causing ‘dysbiosis’ i.e., when bad bacteria outweigh the beneficial ones) and balance the body’s pH. Her approach is to make you identify the toxins you are consuming from foods, the environment and your lifestyle; and get rid of them. Plus bring in food-elements to clean up your gut to help you detoxify. She then layers this with the use of holistic natural everyday foods; using her knowledge of balancing the ‘foods’ and ‘cooking styles’ used to give you the required strength to overcome your ailment and encourage balance.