Benign Fasciculation Syndrome (BFS) is a fancy term that refers to neurological twitching that apparently isn’t harmful and has no apparent cause. I run a group on Facebook called “Benign Fasciculation Syndrome – Holistic Approaches.” We are always trying to figure out why we are twitching! Many of the people in this group have reported symptoms of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), which is basically the body overproducing mast cells, which kind of serves to be an ongoing allergic reaction of sorts. An autoimmune disorder is when the body is attacking itself, confusing body cells and tissues as a foreign invader. These two syndromes may be related.
I was on a forum today and saw someone ask for a friend about herbs for a hand tremor that the doctor’s couldn’t find a cause for. I responded in part: There are many possible reasons for a tremor. It’s important to see a neurologist to rule out anything degenerative. Once they’ve ruled out anything degenerative most neurologists won’t be a huge help otherwise (at least holistically).
I’ve watched a ton of video clips from the protests/riots, and I’ve seen it all – a retied black cop bleeding out in the street due to black looters shooting him for trying to protect a store. A white cop pushing a white woman so hard to the ground he almost killed her. Looters fighting with protesters. Looters attacking cops and store owners. Crates of concrete chunks conveniently set up on the sidewalk for anarchists to destroy buildings and property.
In this class, we will look at coronavirus (COVID-19) from an Ayurvedic perspective. What doshas may be involved? Is there a way to help prevent or mitigate coronavirus? Can herbs help? (Please note: If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, you should contact your doctor or local health department right away.) When: Friday April 3 at 03:00 pm EDT Where: Learn It Live – click here to sign up! If you can’t make the webinar live, sign up anyway and you can watch the recording. Remember: None of the information in this course should be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you have symptoms of coronavirus.
Coronavirus numbers: Over the weekend, I took the number of “community cases” in the US (22 on 2-29-20) and calculated the virus spread based on it doubling every 3 days. Mind you, we have more cases than what are being tracked.
I’m not trying to be overly alarmist by posting this, but I received an intuitive message from above in beginning of January of 2020 that went somewhat as follows: There will be medicine shortages in the future, so you should learn how to grow your own herbs.
One of the things I like about Ayurveda is that it is not exclusive. If you need to take medications prescribed by your Western medical doctor, you can still do that. On the other hand, if Western medicine isn’t giving you any answers, then Ayurveda provides another way to look at things.
I know from much terrible personal experience what it’s like to go through a dark period in life. During these times, it can be difficult to find happiness or peace. This is especially true when our bodies seem to be betraying us through chronic illness and disease.
Do you have a random twitch or two that won’t stop or moves around? You may have “Benign Fasciculation Syndrome” (BFS) or its sibling, “Benign Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome” (BCFS). BFS is not fatal – thus, the term “benign,” but it can be disruptive and distressing. It varies in symptomology, duration, and intensity. For some, it might just manifest as a slight twitch in the thumb. For others (such as myself), it can involve full body tremors and internal shaking. Benign Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome can also involve muscle cramping.
Modern technology makes our lives easier in many ways, and yet paradoxically has added to our stress like nothing ever before it. While we may not be running from hungry tigers in our daily lives, we are bombarded with news, texts, emails, and “urgent” things that needed to be taken care of “yesterday.”
All of this stress adds up, so we need to consciously work on alleviating it to improve our health and well-being.