What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS is a disorder most commonly connected to extreme stress or fatigue. The worst is that it cannot be improved by mere bed rest, and may even possibly worsen through mental or physical activities. Although there are already a lot of medicines made to combat CFS, there are also a lot of accompanying side effects. Perhaps one of the most proven methods will be through natural treatment.
CFS does not have any proven or solid cause although there are many speculations regarding the acquisition of it. Some of the most popular would be viral or physical infections, nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, and psychological stress. Other occasions may even involve a combination of one or more causes.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms
If you believe that you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), you might be suffering from these symptoms:
- Headaches (frequent or recurring)
- Lack of concentration
- Memory loss
- Fatigue and extreme exhaustion
- Lymph nodes located on the neck or armpits
- Bodily pains such as muscle aches, pains and spasms, joint pain, and sore throat
- Whole body pain
- Lack of sleep
These are just some of the usual Symptoms. If you do suffer from any of the above, a consultation with one of our trained professionals can give you insight into the possibility you could be suffering from CFS.
What Are the Natural Remedies for CFS?
Here at Optimal Health, we have a variety of different fatigue remedies to help your suffering that could not only affect you but your job and even your family.
Healthy Diet and Nutrition
Having a healthy diet that is rich in whole foods and needed nutrients that can satiate your body’s health back to good condition is important to avoid CFS. Another would be the dosage of certain nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin C and B-vitamins in your diet.
Sometimes people who are ill will have a decreased ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients making it harder for them to overcome their symptoms. The best way to introduce necessary vitamins and nutrients is through injections or intravenous IV methods. When food and oral supplements don’t work as well, the injections and IVs are the fastest and most absorbable method to speed up recovery and restore health.
Symptoms of fatigue can occur when the body’s hormone levels are out of balance. Hormone imbalance can cause a host of other symptoms including: weight gain, depression, anxiety, memory loss, and more. It is important to address the levels of hormones to restore optimal balance. Our doctors will provide you with bio-identical hormones, nutrients, and/or herbs to help with achieving optimal hormone levels.
Traditional lab testing generally cannot determine the cause of chronic fatigue. At Optimal Health & Wellness we offer advanced diagnostic testing that can look at advanced markers to determine the right course of action to help with your condition.
Chinese medicine and acupuncture can address various energetic pathways in the body that can cause disease and imbalance. Acupuncture has been utilized for centuries to address symptoms of fatigue. Our highly trained Acupuncturists can help diagnose and address your condition.
When your body is out of alignment, this can affect your nervous system and decrease nerve flow to your organs. Chiropractic can help restore your alignment and improve circulation to help with chronic fatigue symptoms.
Fatigue can occur when the body’s cells do not have enough oxygen. Ozone treatments and Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy can immediately increase the oxygenation of the so patents often feel an immediate difference after treatments.
There are certain points in the body that help ease the pain and relax the mind. Massages are not just soothing physically, but it can also help you rejuvenate mentally. CFS usually affect the joints and seeing one of our highly qualified masseuses regularly can help ease and prevent the pain from coming back.
There are certain routines that are made to battle CFS specifically. These are done through a series of different exercises designed to make your body stronger and better against CFS.
Other remedies include:
- Avoiding stress
- Resting or relaxing
- Finding enjoyment and being happy
- Having a detox
- Avoiding unhealthy foods
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may include symptoms from other similar conditions such as fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic infections, hypothyroidism, autoimmune conditions, and other illnesses which may need to be addressed at the same time.
Our doctors at Optimal Health can help formulate a treatment plan so you can get back to your old self and reach optimal health! For more information, call us now.