This is a disorder that is characterized by a persistent debilitating
fatigue and total lack of energy which is not overcome by bed rest. Though
there are other symptoms often associated with this condition such as
general body aches and pains which are accentuated near the joints, its
diagnosis is based on a chronic fatigue lasting beyond 6 months. It has no
apparent cause and may last for years.
This condition affects both men and women, though chronic fatigue syndrome is four times more prevalent in women than in men. This condition is often diagnosed between the ages of 40-59, though it can affect any age. Incidence among different ethnic groups is basically the same.
Conventional treatment is geared toward relief of symptoms associated with this disorder. Medications are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, allergy symptoms, low blood pressure, and boost immune system. Doctors may recommend use of graduated exercise programs as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.
Alternative treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome include: nutrition and supplements, Herbs, Homeopathy, acupuncture, biofeedback, Chiropractic, Massage, aquatic therapy, magnetic therapy, yoga and tai chi.
Traditional Chinese medicine is able to ascertain pattern of qi deficiency or stagnation in certain systems based on the symptoms that the patient presents with.
A combination of certain mental and physical symptoms will be indicative to the acupuncturist of the status of qi. Aside from the chronic fatigue which affects both mentally and physically, individuals suffering from CFS may exhibits signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, chest pain, insomnia, among others. The signs might point to liver qi stagnation or spleen qi or kidney qi deficiency. Stimulation of the specific acupuncture points along the meridians will balance qi and restore its flow.
Research studies conducted in China have shown acupuncture as an effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome. Scientific experiments carried out by western scientists have demonstrated relief of many symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome with the use of acupuncture.
The World Health Organization as well as the National Institute of Health in the US have indicated that based on scientific research and clinical trials, acupuncture is effective on its own or as adjunctive treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr. Elisha expertly utilizes acupuncture as part of a comprehensive treatment program for chronic fatigue syndrome. The holistic approach includes a diet and exercise plan as well as herbal and homeopathic remedies. Let Dr Elisha alleviate your pain, promote a better sleep pattern, and help you relax and feel generally better.
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