Five Element Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term illness that makes it difficult for individuals to complete usual activities. It can even make it difficult for many to get out of bed! 1 It is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and cannot be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. The fatigue worsens with physical or mental activity, but does not improve with rest. Other common symptoms are post-exertional malaise, difficulty thinking or concentrating, pain and dizziness.

Unfortunately, the causes of CFS are unknown making it unpredictable and difficult to treat. What we do know about CFS is that it primarily affects people between 40 and 60 years old, with more women diagnosed than men. However, there is good news for those suffering from CFS! Recent studies have found that regular Five Element acupuncture treatments conducted consistently over a four-week period was proven to improve CFS in patients. 2

Unlike medication, no patients had adverse effects from the treatment. This alone makes acupuncture one of the most reasonable treatments for CFS. As with many other illnesses, Five Element acupuncture works to eliminate the root causes of discomfort. So if you, or someone you know, suffers from CFS or any other fatigue related issue, please contact Beverly to find out how Five Element acupuncture may help.


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