Can Alexander Technique Help Fibromyalgia

can alexander technique help fibromyalgia

Alexander Technique is a process of conditioning your body in a way that it will reduce stress to your muscles. This technique is believed to help treat musculoskeletal conditions. So can Alexander technique help fibromyalgia?

What Is Alexander Technique?

Frederick Alexander developed Alexander technique in 1890. He was a theater actor who discovered that he could no longer speak loudly in theater. Doctors who examined Alexander cannot find any physical cause for the damage in his voice.

Not wanting to give up his dream to be an actor, he found ways on how to fix his problem. He found out that the problem had something to do with how he used his muscles. So he started examining his posture in the mirror and realized that when he talks, he is absentmindedly tensing his muscles. This also makes his posture shift in an unnatural way. By deliberately imitating the way other actors move, Alexander end up abandoning the natural way in which his body moves and function.

Consequently, Alexander started to consciously unlearn his natural and habitual movements. He simply let his body work the way it is suppose to. Hence, by doing so, he managed to cure the damage to his voice.


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