Chronic Fatigue Treatments
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a debilitating illness that’s gone largely unexplored until fairly recently. The exact cause remains unclear, with evidence showing that it may be a result of past illness, an uncommon consequence of injury, particularly to the head, or even psychologically derived. There are reports that in some cases brain scans of individuals who are suffering from CFS will show changes while others won’t.
This inconsistency in diagnosis, difficulty qualifying symptoms and lack of identifiable causes has made CFS challenging for Western medicine, with a clear lack of treatment avenues. Traditional Chinese medicine, however, has recognised it as a disease entity for millennia and provides a comprehensive set of treatment options to help with it.
Dr Christopher Booth has seen many chronic fatigue patients in both Sydney and Orange over the years and has an excellent track record of helping them achieve lasting results and a life free from the burden of constant, overwhelming tiredness.
The Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS can be difficult to diagnose, and care should be taken not to directly confuse it with anxiety or depression. While these often occur alongside CFS, or as a result of it, the condition is bigger than a purely mental health issue. Similarly, there are many illnesses that can make a person feel exhausted but are not chronic fatigue syndrome.
In general, chronic fatigue syndrome should be recognised by several months of excessive physical fatigue, such as might ordinarily follow intense exertion, but often without explanation. In mild cases, this impacts a person’s life by preventing them from performing various activities. In severe cases, a person may be mostly housebound, and struggle to perform various tasks. In the most severe cases, a person will be mostly bedridden and require assistance with daily functions. Severe CFS can render people unable to attend regular medical appointments, which adds further challenges to treatment.
Dr Christopher Booth has treated a large number of patients with chronic fatigue in Sydney and Orange NSW and offers over-the-phone consultations for those too ill or remote to attend the clinic in person. Through mainly herbal medicine treatment, but at times with the assistance of acupuncture therapy, many people have been able to overcome their CFS.
This treatment is not limited to those with CFS/ME but also applies to other forms of debilitating fatigue including that which comes with adrenal fatigue / adrenal exhaustion, post viral fatigue, and hypothyroidism.
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