Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Acupuncture Can Help?

by Administrator 14. November 2015 15:20

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme tiredness or fatigue. Also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), the condition makes a person feel so tired that even performing the routine tasks becomes difficult. Women are more prone to suffering from this disorder as compared to men. The condition is more prevalent among mid-aged people and may last for months and years.

Causes   

The exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not known but it may be considered a result of:

  • Viral infection
  • Immune system reaction
  • Extreme stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bad eating habits
  • Flu like illness
  • Psychological conditions including neuroticism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder etc.
  • Depression

Symptoms

  • Chills accompanied by fever
  • Severe fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen armpits and lymph glands
  • Muscles and joint ache
  • Improper sleep
  • Mood swings
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weak immune system
  • Abnormal hormone levels

Acupuncture Treatment For CFS

Acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome like depression, fibromyalgia, headache etc. The treatment boosts the immune system and induces sound, restful sleep, so the patient feels less tired.
Acupuncture treatment is based on the belief that any disruption in the flow of ‘Qi’, the energy that flows through the body, leads to illnesses and diseases. An acupuncturist uses fine, sterile needles at certain points in the body, called meridians, i.e. the channels through which the energy flows. The treatment helps in restoring the flow of the Qi and thus, eliminating any symptoms.

The treatment stimulates nerve endings below the skin; thus sending impulses to the brain that leads to release of endorphins, pain-easing hormones. Acupuncture boosts the blood flow to the thalamus and relays pain messages to the entire body. The patients may feel a slight burning sensation or mild tingling during the treatment. The duration for which the needles are inserted depends on the severity of the symptoms. Usually, the needles remain in place ranging from 10 to 40 minutes. The acupuncturist keeps on moving the needles achieve the desired results.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide effective acupuncture treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or call at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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