Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that causes persistent exhaustion and fatigue. It doesn’t get better with more sleep.
There are around 250,000 people in the UK currently suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), according to the NHS.
With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) you can experience , severe fatigue, low grade fever, muscle aches and joint pains, poor quality sleep, mood swings, headaches and the inability to concentrate are amoung the many symptoms that suffers of this syndrome continually live with. It is a long term serious condition and there is no known cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Most treatments available may relieve some symptoms or reduce the pain to slightly improve the quality of life.
Some therapies have been shown to provide some long term solutions for aspects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Some of them are listed below.
Accupuncture has been shown to reduce the symptoms of CFS. There was a study done in Hong Kong by the University of Hong Kong which showed a significant reduction in the mental and physical fatigue experience and an improvement in their physical discomfort. Accupuncture is also know to promote relaxation and sleep patterns which is also a benefit for people with CFS.
Chiropractic visits can benefit some patients with CFS as the spinal manipulation may increase energy and reduce some joint and muscle pain for some patients.
Massage is probably the most popular therapy that patients with CFS receive. It has beneficial ways of reducing restlessness, promoting the quality of sleep and reduces anxiety. The manipulation also improves blood cirulation. The deep tissue massage technique can target muscles located several layers below the skin surface which can be beneficial to people with CFS.
Homeopathy can be used to provide CFS patients with supplements for physical, emotional and psychlogial support. Arsenicum can be used for restlessness and fatigue, Gelsemium for mental exhaustion and for physical weakness and drowsiness, Pulsatilla for mood swings and Sulphue for patients experiencing fatigue symptons.
Herbal Treatments can also be beneficial to some patients of CFS. Ginseng is used to help with chronic pain.
Liftstyle changes to include a healthy, well-balanced diet to include fruits and vegetables can provide a rich source of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. If you can stay active this will help. Individuals may also seek help from counselling, meditation, yoga, hypnotherapy, relaxation classes, support groups are amoung the other ideas that can prove helpful.
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