Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome With Acupuncture

There are studies that show that one in five adults suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This kind of medical and health condition intervenes with a person's daily life. It is because of a person's inability to function well. In fact, it even affects his personal and work life. With this, it is important to resolve and treat chronic fatigue as soon as possible. CFS is actually known as the Crohn's Disease. It is evident that a person has CFS when for at least six consecutive months, he feels tired or fatigued all the time.

CFS impacts young and adult alike. The different types of symptoms that person may experience recur from time to time. Presently, there has been no direct and actual medication for CFS. Prescription drugs and pills may have temporary relief but in the long run they caused more harm than good to a person. Hence, the treatment is not a long lasting relief. However, there are some people who choose Traditional Chinese Medicine such as acupuncture treatment for a faster and more effective relief.

Before understanding the benefits of acupuncture, it is vital to recognize the different signs and symptoms of chronic fatigue. Among them include sudden and extreme exhaustion due to fever and flu, low grade fever and chills, sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck and armpit areas of the body, muscle and joint pains that occur without any swelling, headaches, insomnia, poor memory or inability to focus, concentrate or remember and even mood swings.

The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome vary from one person to another. However, the most common reason as to why CFS occurs is due to a person's weak immune system. His immune system's reaction to a virus triggers this chronic fatigue syndrome. That is why, there are times that a person experiences flu-like illnesses that do not easily disappear. In addition, a person suffering from CFS also has a loss of appetite which triggers him to obtain poor eating habits and consequently makes him weak and fragile. Depression has also a big role to play when a person suffers from CFS.

Fortunately, acupuncture as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine treat chronic fatigue syndrome. A number of benefits include less pain, better sleep, enhanced immune system, relaxation and better overall health condition. Acupuncture provides positive results to patients. There is even a study that shows major signs of improvements to patients suffering from chronic fatigue. The major improvement lasted for three months due to discontinuance of acupuncture treatment. That is why, patients who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome incorporate acupuncture therapy to their daily lifestyle in order to prevent recurring effects of CFS.

Article Source: Sylvia Salcedo Rojas


  1. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is known as a medical disorder which generates a long-lasting exhaustion, body pain and total deficiency of strength.


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