Chronic Fatigue is described as a chronic persistent or relapsing debilitating fatigue that does not get better with bed rest. Associated symptoms can include mild fever, sore throat, painful swollen glands under the arms, neck or groin, muscle weakness, headaches and sleep disturbances.

Chronic Fatigue usually occurs in conjunction with a chronic viral infection like Glandular Fever or Ross River Fever. Sometimes even a blood test may not reveal the problem virus as sensitive equipment is needed to detect such viruses.

How Can TCM Help?
Chinese Medicine uses a mix of modalities to manage Chronic Fatigue. Practitioners combine techniques such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxibustion and recommends lifestyle changes to treat the condition.

The first priority is to focus on the immune system and to conserve or generate energy.

Herbs are prescribed for the support of immune functions. Also, a low stress diet is advised to moderate the energy used for digestion (almost 30-40% of energy is expended on digestion). Acupuncture, herbs and diet underpin the suggested treatment as they reinforce each other - acupuncture resets the system and herbs support that resetting.

The immune system can be enhanced by altering the way the body generates energy from protein. The production of energy and the immune system are strongly linked.

Here are 7 benefits you will experience by alleviating chronic tiredness naturally:
~ Improved sleep patterns 
~ Better moods, less irritable 
~ No drugged feeling the next morning 
~ More energy 
~ Motivation improves - achieving more in your day 
~ Feeling of wellness returns 
~ Revitalised

    "In the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, combined acupuncture and moxibustion and single acupuncture or single moxibustion may have better effect than other treatments. However, the included trials have relatively poor quality, hence high quality studies are needed to confirm our finding."

    - Acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic fatigue syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine: a systematic review and meta-analysis, by T Wang, C Xu, K Pan and H Xiong. Read more here.

    Dr Li's TCM Clinic can help improve your energy. Phone us now to make an appointment for your first consultation.

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