Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe and long-lasting tiredness which is not related to any underlying medical problem. Also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID), the condition is more commonly seen in young to middle aged females. The exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not known, however, it may be a result of a bacterial or viral infection, weak immune system, hormonal imbalances or severe emotional trauma.
- Extreme physical or mental fatigue that lasts for more than six months
- Muscle and joint pain
- Frequent headaches
- Disturbed sleep patterns or Insomnia
- Problems with short term memory and concentration
- Sore Throat
- Inflammation of lymph nodes in neck or armpits
- Tiredness even after rest or sleep
- Mood swings
How Acupuncture Can Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome signifies a deficiency or abundance of qi in the patient’s lungs, spleen, kidneys and liver. Acupuncture aims at identifying the underlying cause of the fatigue by conducting an individualized assessment of the energy system of the patient’s body. The therapy involves clearing any blockages and ensuring adequate flow of blood and energy to the nervous, immune as well as endocrine systems. This, in turn, gives a boost to the body’s own healing mechanisms and results in an increase in physical as well as mental vitality.
Acupuncture also improves the functioning of the immune system. As the therapy triggers the release of endorphins, the body produces antibodies that help to improve fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, joint pains and several other symptoms associated with the condition.
In addition to inserting needles at specific points on the body, acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also involves a technique known as ‘Moxibustion.’ In this, the mugwort herb is burnt and moved over the body, allowing the heat to penetrate the skin. When used along with acupuncture, moxibustion can effectively reduce the severity of the symptoms caused by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
For acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other health problems, visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. The acupuncturists at our clinic strive to diagnose the root cause of the patient’s condition to provide effective treatment. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.