Alternative Healing for Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) By Bret Mosher on October 30, 2013

Alternative Healing for Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)Sometimes a little after lunch, a sense of drowsiness or exhaustion sets in. You've likely had these issues at work. It's a common sensation, and most people reach for some coffee or a soft drink to deal with these issues. There are other and often much better ways to address this.

Yet that's common fatigue. Some people suffer from a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which is much different. For general fatigue and CFS, there are great options in functional medicine that can prove helpful. Let's examine these remedies right now, with a special focus on treating CFS.

About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) refers to serious problems with fatigue that last for several months. This fatigue is unique in that it is:

  • Not caused by physical or mental exertion
  • Not significantly alleviated by resting
  • Not a symptom of other medical problems

Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Some common symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) include:

  • Mental fogginess
  • Memory problems
  • Problems with balance
  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Recurring sore throat
  • Bowel troubles
  • Depression

Why natural remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

Some people think a little coffee or an energy drink will help, but chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is so different than just being tired. A number of people turn to counseling to help address these long-term bouts of lethargy, and sometimes they are forced to rely on sleeping pills and antidepressants.

While those can be helpful to a certain degree, what CFS really calls for is careful lifestyle changes that promote total wellness. Rather than using synthetic drugs to medicate yourself, a combination of the natural healing therapies can prove more helpful and help you get in touch with what your body really needs.

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) with Diet

Eating healthy isn't just meant to help you lose weight. Eating healthy can boost your energy levels and actually help you feel better. We will take a look at your current diet and help you figure out how to cut out the bad foods and incorporate more fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and beneficial whole grains.

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) with Acupuncture

As with many ailments, acupuncture can prove a key method for channeling energy and improving overall sensations of health. A number of patients have noted that acupuncture helps them with headaches and muscle aches as well as overall energy levels.

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) with Relaxation / Meditation

Though it may seem like a contradiction, fatigue can be managed to some degree through relaxation and meditation. This is especially helpful before bed. By being in a calm state of mind, better, deeper, and more rejuvenating rest is possible.

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) with Exercise

As with diet, we exercise not just to stay thin and look good. Exercise helps keep us become lively and energetic as well. By incorporating basic callisthenics, cardio, and helpful stretching to improve core strength, you can do a great deal to address CFS and promote overall sensations of wellness.

Learn More About Your Options for Natural Healing

For more information about treating fatigue and your many other options for achieving wellness and a sense of energy, be sure to contact our Poway alternative healing center today. Our entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results through natural remedies.

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