Naturopathy for chronic fatigue syndrome


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Naturopathy works to improve symptoms of CFS by addressing possible underlying causes, such as immune weakness, viral effects, inflammation and digestive health.

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Naturopathy for chronic fatigue syndrome

  1. 1. Naturopathy for chronic fatigue syndromeChronic fatigue syndrome or CFS, is multi-system disorder that many people suffer with. CFS isa diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that once all other possible causes of your group of symptomsare ruled out then you are finally diagnosed with CFS. CFS can range from mild cases of longterm fatigue to more severe cases, where quality of life can be severely compromised.Naturopathy can be very effective in helping to manage CFS and its associated symptoms.You may be diagnosed by your doctor with chronic fatigue syndrome if you have these twocriteria...1. Unexplained, persistent fatigue thats not due to ongoing exertion, isnt substantially relievedby rest, is of new onset (not lifelong) and results in a significant reduction in previous levels ofactivity.2. Four or more of the following symptoms are present for six months or more: • Impaired memory or concentration • Postexertional malaise (extreme, prolonged exhaustion and sickness following physical or mental activity) • Unrefreshing sleep • Muscle pain • Multijoint pain without swelling or redness • Headaches of a new type or severity • Sore throat thats frequent or recurring • Tender cervical or axillary lymph nodesOther common symptoms include: • Irritable bowel, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea or bloating • Chills and night sweats • Brain fog • Chest pain • Shortness of breath • Chronic cough • Visual disturbances (blurring, sensitivity to light, eye pain or dry eyes) • Allergies or sensitivities to foods, alcohol, odors, chemicals, medications or noise • Difficulty maintaining upright position (orthostatic instability, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, balance problems or fainting)Source: CDC website USA 2011The complexity of symptoms that occurs in CFS syndrome sufferers makes it well suited tonaturopathic treatment. Brisbane Natural Health naturopath Holly George specialises in CFS andhas helped many patients overcome this condition to live happier and more fulfilled lives.Naturopathy works to improve symptoms of CFS by addressing possible underlying causes, suchas immune weakness, viral effects, inflammation and digestive health.Holly also prescribes natural medicines to deal with the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome,helping to reduce pain, improve sleep, enhance immunity and reduce digestive discomfort. Thiscoupled with dietary and lifestyle coaching can help you feel good again.Naturopathic treatment of CFS is not a quick solution, with progress measured over weeks andmonths, however changes that are made are usually long lasting. Most patients report
  2. 2. improvements in some areas within the first 2 - 4 weeks of treatment. Each CFS patient isunique, so your treatment plan will be tailored to suit your needs for best results.To make an appointment contact Holly today, alternatively please contact our local office for allother acupuncture Brisbane or massage Brisbane matters.