You’re tired. You just can’t seem to stay awake. You rest and rest, but find no relief. You could be suffering from chronic fatigue.
Chronic fatigue is more than just feeling tired or worn down after a long week. Chronic fatigue is extreme tiredness that doesn’t go away when you rest and isn’t caused by an underlying medical condition.
Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
This condition can be debilitating and impact every aspect of your life. Unfortunately, there is no clear understanding of what causes chronic fatigue or what may make it worse. Some researchers speculate that it could be caused by a virus, stress or hormonal imbalances, but no clear reason is agreed upon. In fact, it wasn’t until recently that chronic fatigue was a recognized and widely-accepted medical diagnosis.
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A key sign of chronic fatigue is exhaustion lasting for more than six months that doesn’t go away after a night’s rest and cannot be treated with bedrest. This complete fatigue can even contribute to memory loss, loss of concentration and extreme malaise that lasts long after an exertion.
How Does Acupuncture Help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
While there is no clear cure or one-size-fits-all treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, acupuncture can help with both the mental and physical symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Since the early 2000s researchers have been looking into the benefits of acupuncture for treating chronic fatigue syndrome with promising results. Recipients of treatment showed marked improvements in their mental and physical states, as well as overall pain.
Others Ways to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Acupuncture is an effective way to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, but it is just one piece of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) puzzle for overall health and wellness. One of the most significant ways to make a difference in your well being is through dietary changes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the stomach is the center of your body’s qi. By ingesting nourishing foods that promote balance, we can help our body heal itself and encourage the flow of qi throughout the body.
Another way to reduce the symptoms and struggles of chronic fatigue syndrome is through the use of traditional herbs, ginseng root has been proven to be especially effective when treating the symptoms of exhaustion and chronic fatigue syndrome.
While there is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, you don’t have to live in darkness or suffer alone. Acupuncture, combined with other Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments, can help you live your best life and find your health again.
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