Acupuncture treatment helps to reduce levels of chronic fatigue and associated symptoms and improves quality of life. Acupuncture has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce stress and pain sensitivity as well as promoting relaxation.
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Relief of pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Increase circulation which can reduce swelling and pain
- Improves muscle stiffness and joint reduces insomnia
Chronic fatigue symptoms differ from tiredness. Tiredness is the result of daily exertion to a level you personally recognise. If you go to bed late and get up early or do a full days work then it is likely that you will feel tired in the evening, this is acceptable and with a good nights sleep you will awaken feeling refreshed. Chronic fatigue is a constant loss of energy, where even after a good night of sleep you still feel tired, and by doing just the most regular of things during the day you feel exhausted and energyless.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Severe, disabling fatigue, and exhaustion
- Musculoskeletal pains
- Sleep disturbance
- Brain fog, impaired concentration and short term memory
- Irritability, anxiety, panic attacks
- Depression resulting from the debilitating effects of the condition.
- Sore throat and flu like symptoms
- Lymph node tenderness
- Increased sensitivity and allergies
- Gastro intestinal problems
- Menstrual problems
Other symptoms of chronic fatigue can include dizziness, cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, tingling, chest pains; rashes, tinnitus, fainting, muscle twitch and seizures.
When upheaval and stress through internal or external causes disturb our sense of balance, our innate organising force is disrupted, defences are weakened and our energy becomes exhausted, or blocked. We lose our way and sense of well being. This in turn conspires to further distortion, stress and anxiety which can ultimately lead to physical or psychological breakdown and illness.
Acupuncture treatment for chronic fatigue
Acupuncture is holistic in its approach to illness and treats the person, not the precise condition. Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of chronic fatigue. All symptoms of disease are examined to form a treatment plan aimed at treating the underlying root cause of a problem. By encouraging the flow of Qi energy throughout the body, clearing and rebalancing areas of stagnation and exhaustion. Acupuncture is thought to stimulate the body's self-regulating homeostatic systems, which support the functions of the body. This also encourages the innate healing ability of the body helping to bring a renewed sense of equilibrium and vitality.