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Fibromyalgia Relief From The Hummingbird

Saturday 29 December 2018

 

From ProHealth:

 

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Fibromyalgia Relief From The Hummingbird

By Cindy Leyland
ProHealth.com
December 19, 2018
Copyright © 2018 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved.

At a Fibromyalgia Coalition International conference this past May, I saw a postcard that declared a device called the Hummingbird could provide fibromyalgia symptom relief. I was immediately intrigued. How could a small foot rest make a difference in how I experience fibromyalgia?

Stepping outside of my comfort zone the next week, I made a cold call to the number on the postcard and suggested they send me one of the Hummingbird devices to try out and report on to ProHealth readers. And they said YES!

What’s in the box?
In just a matter of days, a small box was delivered to my door. My first note of appreciation was for the minimal packaging. Next note was for the clear instructions and the easy set-up of the device. Put the Hummingbird on a flat surface that you can reach with your feet and connect the power cord into an outlet, then connect the power cord to the device itself. Easy.

Put your feet on the device – there’s a handy decal showing you how to place your feet – and begin to feel the soft vibrations. I used an iPhone app to control the timing and intensity, but Vital Motion also sells a handheld remote.

As I was using the device just to get the hang of it, the power cord broke after about the third try. I emailed Vital Motion and had a new power cord within days. Great customer service!

How does the Bird fly?
The Vital Motion website offers both scientific and anecdotal reports of the way the Hummingbird works to relieve fibromyalgia symptoms. It’s all connected to how blood circulates in our body. The Hummingbird applies micro-mechanical stimulation to the nerve endings in the plantar surface of the foot (Many of us are frenemies of plantar fasciitis, right?) and that stimulation activates the soleus muscle in our calf, which then improves blood flow throughout the body. I read the more than 20 pages of scientific reports, as well as the patient reviews.

And I remained skeptical.

 

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