The Oxygen Model of Fibromyalgia
Majid Ali, M.D.
I proposed my Oxygen Model of Fibromyalgia as an extension of my Oxygen Model of Health and Disease. It is a unifying model that explains all aspects of mental health and mental disorders—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—on the basis of altered oxygen signaling. These abnormalities essentially begin during fetal life and continue through infancy, and childhood. This model is based on a biologist view of the brain development and neurotransmission. Autism is not a psychological or psychiatric disorder.
My Oxygen Model of Fibromyalgia is a unifying model that explains all aspects of autism—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—by disruptions of oxygen homeostasis occurring during fetal life, infancy, and childhood. This model is based on a biologist view of the brain development and neurotransmission. Autism is not a psychological or psychiatric disorder.
Models in science are proposed to: (1) explain such natural phenomena; (2) offer workable simplicity to reduce complexities of such phenomena; (3) predict natural phenomena hitherto unrecognized. These models are tested, validated, or refuted with ongoing scientific observation. In clinical medicine, I add a fourth criterion for a model’s validity: it must facilitate health and healing.
Clinical Significance of the Oxygen Model
In clinical medicine the Oxygen Model asserts that all relevant “oxygen issues” in a case—whether or not related to what appears to be the target organ of the disease process under consideration—must be effectively addressed. To cite one example, in my experience clinical results with individuals with mental issues are far superior when all relevant nutritional and environmental issues are effectively addressed. Specifically, these issues include fermentation, increased gut permeability (leaky gut state), and glucose-insulin-roller coasters.
Fibromyalgia, First and Foremost, Is An Oxygen Problem
The three basic facts about fibromyalgia are:
1. All symptoms of fibromyalgia are caused by cellular oxygen deprivation.
2. Oxygen deprivation is caused by dysfunctional oxygen metabolism.
3. Oxygen metabolism becomes abnormal due to excessive and cumulative oxidative stress caused by sugar overload, antibiotic abuse, undiagnosed allergies, synthetic chemicals, and anger.
Dysfunctional oxygen metabolism is not merely lack of oxygen in the air we breathe, in the blood, or in the cells.
This is a critical distinction. I coin this term for a much deeper problem of oxygen metabolism within the cells that involves failure of enzymes involved in oxygen metabolism.
This also forms the core of my Oxygen Model of Fibromyalgia.
3 Rs of Fibromyalgia
* Fibromyalgia is Real.
* Fibromyalgia is Reversible.
* Fibromyalgia cannot be Reversed with drugs.
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