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Is There Powerful Pain Relief of Thunder God Vine for Fibromyalgia?

As promised, we are going to talk about the little-known power plant, Thunder God Vine, and how it can help alleviate pain from Fibromyalgia. The Thunder God Vine used to a not so known secret of those suffering from the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis. It has since hit the mainstream for its pain relief for multiple different types of arthritis.


The Thunder God Vine, or Tripterygium Wilfordii, is an herb that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. The plant grows primarily in China and Taiwan where its roots and leaves are used to create a powerful pain-relieving supplement.


The Thunder God Vine is taken orally and promotes anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. There have been several studies promoting the pain-relieving effects of the supplement, but health warnings as well.


Thunder God is primarily used to treat inflammation and overactive immune systems. It's uses have been put to the test with treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lupus. Users of the supplement claim that it helps to lessen the inflammation of painful arthritic joints and suppress overactive immune systems.


Thunder God Vine for Fibromyalgia Relief

A study in 2009 resulted in findings that those participants who completed the 24-week study, found that taking the Thunder God Vine was more effective in lessening joint pain, swelling, and inflammation than other commonly used medications.


Another study revealed that the results between conventional pain medication, and the Vine were comparable. Vine was actually said to be comparable to methotrexate in an study published from China in 2014. They went on to say that taking the supplement with conventional medication was the most effective of all of the treatments.


However, you must discuss the supplement with your healthcare provider before taking it. Thunder God Vine has been shown to interact with some medications. Thunder God Vine is also not meant for long-term consumption. It has shown to cause possible bone mineral density decreases in women if taken for five years or longer. It has also shown to lower sperm count in men. Other documented side effects are menstrual cycle changes, rashes, diarrhea, headache, and hair loss.


For some the risk outweighs the possible remedies, but for others, the Vine has been key to their pain management regimen.


If you and your doctor choose to add this supplement to your daily routine, make sure you research it properly and only purchase from reputable sources.


Prepared incorrectly and Thunder Vine can be poisonous! You can retrieve information on safe companies to purchase from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

As always, this is not a replacement for your doctor's pain management regimen and should be discussed with your physician.



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