Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Patients can find all sort of information regarding how to manage Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (This name is controversial as there is no evidence of the inflammation of the brain and spinal cord which Encephalomyelitis implies). Their condition can gradually get worse despite a long list of supplements they have been taking.
A practitioner of Chinese Medicine is looking for signs of an imbalance of body energies- whether there is a deficiency of Qi, Blood, Yin or Yang, or there is blockage or sluggish flow in any of the channels. With CFS Chinese herbs are often prescribe for their tonifying/strengthening properties.
There is no single prescription for treating CFS. Each patient is assessed individually and a pattern differentiation is made. It is important to consult a fully-trained practitioner, preferable with medical background, rather than someone who has done weekends course.
Symptoms like insomnia, muscle pain, depression or anxiety and digestion can respond to acupuncture quite quickly.