Do you suspect you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is this June Gloom adding to your fatigue and making you want to sleep instead of enjoy the Summer? Well, let us brighten up your June Gloom! We want to help you with Chronic Fatigue. Many people may be feeling symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome without knowing it. Are you, or someone you love feeling, so tired and low energy that you are missing out on your life? The good news, is that we can help you feel better and possibly eliminate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from your life all together. Before this weather gets too warm, and your fatigue gets more pronounced, you should seek treatment.
First, let’s talk about what Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) actually is and why people may get it. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a disorder in which severe fatigue, and possibly pain related to CFS occurs without clear reason or diagnosis. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome effects people all the time, in every setting, and those individuals may not even know there is an issue until they can no longer function in their lives. This Syndrome can be very sneaky in the way that it manifests. It can manifest suddenly or as a slow progression. It can result from a traumatic experience, a serious illness, or even just after what feels like a common flu. However, the symptoms are the same: Severe Fatigue, Desire to sleep all the time, physical and mental fatigue, mental cloudiness, memory loss, muscle weakness, dizziness or feeling lightheaded, shortness of breath upon exertion, severe tiredness after activity, cold hands and feet, and even digestive issues accompanied by nausea and depression. Chronic Fatigue can also manifest with insomnia or sleeping but never feeling rested. The tricky part of chronic fatigue is that it may go unnoticed by the individual until they no longer can go to work, school, or social occasions because they are too tired. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and suspect that you may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, we can help you, so read on to find out more!
Chronic Fatigue may manifest after a period of serious illness, stress, or even a flu like illness that just seems to linger. These are key red lights that something is not right with your body. When you do not want to get our of bed often, or feel your mind cloudy, or your body achy for longer than a couple of weeks, its time to get help.
You may wonder how Acupuncture can treat such a condition. Acupuncture is a natural way to increase your immune function, to increase you stamina, and to eliminate dampness. According to the Eastern Medical System, Fatigue is caused by low constitutional energy, or Qi, and/or dampness accumulation from poor diet, over eating, or overindulgence in spicy foods, dairy, fried foods, and alcohol. It is also possible to overwork you body’s Qi through stress, over worry, and illnesses. This can reduce your body’s ability to keep up with the daily demands of life and Acupuncture can help build your Qi so that you recover. Chronic Fatigue syndrome can also result from Hypothyroidism, and if you have been diagnosed with a Thyroid condition, we can treat that in conjunction to fatigue. It is important for the Acupuncturist to diagnose you to find out the root of the problem causing the fatigue in the first place. Once the diagnosis is made the treatment principles are determined. The treatment principles may involve building Qi. strengthening immunity, recovering lost constitutional Qi, or draining dampness accumulation so the body is not weighed down by damp. Acupuncture itself is an effective treatment for CFS, not to mention that it is good for relaxing the mind and spirit so that healing can occur appropriately. Herbal therapy in conjunction with Acupuncture is especially good for eliminating dampness accumulation and bolstering the Qi, so you should ask Dr. Jeon us if we feel herbs are appropriate for your specific diagnosis.
There are also some foods we can recommend that will help you fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Foods such as broccoli, plum, strawberry, tomatoes, and grapes are good for fighting fatigue. Also, eggs, garlic, and greens are good for fatigue. Best of all for fatigue is ginseng. Ginseng can be taken daily to help you fight CFS. Ginseng is good as long as you do not have High Blood Pressure, if you have High Blood Pressure, let us help you, but do not take Ginseng. These foods can help you treat fatigue naturally. If these foods don’t help enough, its time to schedule an acupuncture session.
Whatever the root of your problem is, Acupuncture and Herbal therapy can help. Its time to get off the couch or out of bed, and get down to Jun’s Acupuncture to kick Chronic Fatigue out of your Summer plans. Please contact us if you have any more questions or would like to schedule an appointment. Below is a link if you want more information about how Acupuncture works.
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