Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Here are some of them:
Complementary Treatment Options
Shiatsu has been found to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, creating a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation. It can increase both physical and emotional stamina, something that is vital for the first steps towards good health. The receiver becomes more relaxed and achieves that “feelgood factor”, during a Shiatsu session, as the stimulation of the acupuncture points releases endorphins (the natural pain relievers that are released by the body, inducing a natural high). During a course of treatment, this feelgood factor can become cumulative, extending further into daily life. Feeling good makes you want to do more, that in turn can increase stamina levels.
It can be difficult to take that first step away from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, having little energy or motivation to make that step. With Shiatsu you can, once again, recognise what relaxation, stamina and wellbeing feel like. Through this recognition you have taken the first, the hardest, step.
- Echinacea helps protect cells during infection and prevents pathogens, bacteria
and viruses from entering. There are many examples of how echinacea was successfully
used in strengthening the immune system. Take 15-20 drops in liquid, three times
daily for two days. Or, 300 to 325 mg three times daily.
- Astragalus enhances immune function and is good for treating cold and flu symptoms.
It helps to strengthen the production of white blood cells, required for fighting
infection and inflammation. Take 150 – 250 milligrams three or four times daily.
Caution: Do not use astragalus in the presence of a fever.
- Ginkgo biloba improves circulation and brain function.
Allopathic Treatment Options
- There is no specific treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. However, medicines can be prescribed in order to relieve the symptoms: for example, painkillers and antidepressants.