Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the unexplained fatigue that lasts for at least six months.

It is accompanied by four or more of the following symptoms:

  • non-refreshing sleep,
  • lengthy malaise after exertion,
  • impairment of concentration or short-term memory,
  • sore throat, tender lymph nodes,
  • multi-joint and muscle pain and
  • headaches.

Etiology for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The major factors that can cause fatigue and exhaustion are alcohol abuse, poor nutrition, inappropriate diets, sudden weight loss, coffee abuse (more than three cups a day) and insomnia.

Other conditions and diseases that can also cause chronic fatigue are:

  • Anemia,
  • Deficiencies in essential nutrients, such as potassium
  • Thyroid problems,
  • Diabetes,
  • Depression,
  • Obstructive sleep apnea.


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Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Acupuncture is the holistic therapeutic approach that stimulates and strengthens the body, thus nourishing it with health, well-being and balance.

It is an integrated healing system that enables the body to heal, by awakening the powers of self-healing that originates in every organism.
The therapeutic technique of acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome is based on the painless insertion of special, fine needles in specific points of the body to activate Qi energy and balancing the body’s functions. 

Research has portrayed that acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome regulates the immune system, calms inflammatory responses and boosts anti-inflammatory responses. Therefore, the sense of well-being and energy is replenished.


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