Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex combination of symptoms that impacts almost all areas of life. People with this disease experience decreased sexual, social, and emotional stability, which can result in depression. Is acupuncture an effective way to treat this disease?
Acupuncture is an effective stimulator of blood flow, thus increasing and improving energy levels. This helps relieve the main symptom of chronic fatigue disorder and positively impacts a person's overall mood. People may need a prolonged treatment plan to experience the full benefits of acupuncture.
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What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex combination of symptoms that primarily manifests as extreme tiredness. Those diagnosed with the disorder tend to have some minor pain, untreatable tiredness, and symptoms of depression.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disease that primarily consists of seemingly untreatable tiredness. However, chronic fatigue syndrome can have several additional side effects that vary per person.
Many who suffer from this disease claim they experience the following symptoms:
- Always tired
- Never feeling rested, even after long spells of sleep
- Experiencing long periods of recovery after exercise
- Decreased sex drive
- Muscle aches
- Poor focus/concentration
These symptoms manifest differently depending on genetic, environmental, and age-related impactors. Doctors still aren't sure what causes this disorder to develop. However, there seems to be a connection to fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a complex disease, sometimes resulting from autoimmune disorders, that typically surfaces in middle-aged women. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a common side effect of fibromyalgia.
It's not exclusively tied to this disease, though. People can experience CFS independently of fibromyalgia. Essentially, CFS can occur as a symptom of fibromyalgia or independently.
How Does Acupuncture Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome manifests primarily as a lack of energy. Acupuncture can stimulate blood flow and increase energy levels throughout the body, thus counteracting the main symptom. However, acupuncture can also help in several other ways, including pain alleviation.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome. Most medical professionals focus on treatment plans designed to treat the symptoms of the disease rather than the cause.
Acupuncture is one of the most effective ways to treat the symptoms of CFS.
Not only can acupuncture increase energy levels, which we will discuss further below, but other symptoms as well. Some of the ways acupuncture can help alleviate the symptoms of CFS include the following:
- Improving sleep quality: acupuncture can help your body produce γ-amino butyric acid or GABA. This enzyme helps induce relaxation and positive sleep patterns
- Relieving pain: acupuncture helps your body release endorphins and other natural pain-killing chemicals
- Headaches: Acupuncture utilizes very fine needles to produce micro-incisions in the skin. These incisions barely hurt yet trigger a healing response in your body. This decreases inflammation and decreases pressure in the head
Acupuncture effectively stimulates your body's natural healing capabilities to treat the symptoms of CFS. Many of these symptoms are shared with fibromyalgia, and acupuncture can effectively treat both in tandem.
How Can Acupuncture Increase Energy Levels?
Acupuncture has been shown in several clinical trials to increase energy levels. This is achieved by stimulating several locations in the body and promoting better blood flow. Acupuncture can also improve your mood and thus put you more in the mindset for physical activities.
Acupuncture helps to balance the yin-yang energies of the body. As a short summary, yin energy is a steady burst, while yang is a fierce, sudden, quick burst of power.
Regarding chronic fatigue syndrome, acupuncture can help recenter these energy sources. By calming your yang energy and increasing your yin energies, acupuncture helps prevent energy burnout.
Scientists have corroborated these findings in several studies which revealed increased energy in test subjects. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow by triggering specific pressure points in the body.
Improved blood circulation helps prevent chronic fatigue, especially after a workout!
Where To Go For the Best Acupuncture Treatment
Don't be discouraged if you have fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome. Although the struggle is intense and challenging, there are ways to increase your activity levels and enjoy life to the fullest!
Fast Relief Acupuncture offers treatments for various pain conditions, autoimmune diseases, and more! Let their group of experts help you get back on your feet and experience an active lifestyle.
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My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
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