Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
According to Western medicine, there is no test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. This diagnosis is only given after other possibilities have been ruled out.
If you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), you feel so tired that you are unable to do even half of your normal daily activities. Even with more rest the feeling doesn’t go away. Wo men are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with CFS. Most patients with CFS are generally between 25 and 45 years old.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the current name for a disorder characterized by debilitating fatigue and a variety of associated physical, constitutional and neuropsychological complaints. The clinical manifestation of CFS includes:
- Severe fatigue that comes on suddenly
- Low-grade fever (100.4 o F) and chills
- Sore throat and swollen lymph glands in the neck region or armpits
- Muscle and joint pain, without any swelling
- You have Headaches
- Your Sleep doesn’t feel refreshing
- Feeling of not being able to concentrate or remember
The typical case of chronic fatigue syndrome arises suddenly in a previously active person. Patient usually remembers the onset quite clearly; mostly after a flu-like illness or acute stress. Intolerable exhaustion is left in the wake of this event.
Treating chronic fatigue with acupuncture and herbal medicine usually takes time. The more acute your CFS is, the easier it is to treat it. Although you may see some results in the first couple of treatments, you should expect at least three months of continuous therapy. Follow up visits may be required depending on your progress.
Make sure that your primary physician has checked your condition and your laboratory tests, such as a blood or urine test, to rule out other problems.