Fibromyalgia and EMFs

Traditionally the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is related to environmental illness. In the current understanding there are basically three illnesses emerging: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and electrosensitivity, also referred to as electromagnetic hypersensitivity. The symptoms overlap dramatically and usually consist of headaches, extreme fatigue, skin and lung problems, multiple chemical sensitivity, food allergies, sleeping disorders and general weakness.

Fibromyalgia most commonly occurs as hypersensitivity to multiple household chemicals, and the individual often develops multiple allergies. It is a muscle and joint pain condition which is rarely diagnosed until it has become a widespread immune, hormonal and nervous system illness with other diverse symptoms such as flu-like symptoms, temporary memory loss, intolerance to odors and again, multiple allergies not limited to simply food allergies. (See The Invisible Disease synopsis by Gunni Nordstrom published in 2004.)

"A GOVERNMENT agency has acknowledged for the first time that people can suffer nausea, headaches and muscle pains when exposed to electromagnetic fields from mobile phones, electricity pylons and computer screens."

Sarah-Kate Templeton, Medical Correspondent

Besides using drugs to control symptoms, an alternative method of healing Fibromyalgia is to remove the substances adversely affecting the immune system. What is often missed however is correcting the original source of the hypersensitivity. This is often times because the correlation between Fibromyalgia and EMFs is not widely known.

"Because the nervous system is a primary site impacted by both chemicals and electromagnetic fields, those with nervous system damage from toxic exposures seem more susceptible to becoming ES too."

Lucinda Grant, Advocate


In our experience most individuals with Fibromyalgia are not aware of the correlation between Fibromyalgia and EMFS. These individuals have either been exposed to toxic chemicals in childhood and/or high voltage radiation, usually living on a street where high voltage lines are present (common in many residential neighborhoods). Often the initial symptoms in childhood are allergies, leading to Fibromyalgia in adulthood. A recent study has shown improvement in multiple chemical sensitivity after removal of sources of EMFs.

Removing the chronic stress of manmade AC generated EMFs can be a challenge for those individuals with moderate to severe Fibromyalgia. This is because their immune system has collapsed and they are unable to handle the increased energy when the chronic stress is removed. Most individuals report within 60 to 90 days a sense of strengthening, less stress and healing.

Allergies and EMFs

There is also a high correlation between pollen allergies and EMFs. According to Eastern philosophy, an allergy is a miscommunication from the nervous system to the immune system about what the immune system considers to be harmful to your body, creating blockages in the acupuncture meridian system. Allergies and EMFs further compromise the acupuncture meridian system, which creates a domino effect leading to more serious diagnoses in adulthood (severe food allergies, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, etc.). We know that EMFs generated by household electricity and external microwave radiation create a masking effect that often prevents us from correct identification of many toxic materials. This can lead to multiple allergies and/or multiple chemical sensitivity.