What You Need to Know About Acupuncture and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

November 9, 2016
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Chronic fatigue syndrome is a common ailment in today’s society. Acupuncture can do a lot to alleviate it and improve its symptoms. For those of you who suffer from this condition know that it is significantly more difficult to handle during the winter months. The days are shorter and your body tends to use up more energy during this time of year. Although there is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, there are ways to navigate the unpleasant feelings that come with it.  Here are some more details to help you better understand how acupuncture can help provide you relief during the winter months.

Acupuncture investigates the root cause of your chronic fatigue syndrome

According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, chronic fatigue syndrome is attributed to a multitude of factors. Such factors involve insomnia, body aches, and high levels of stress.  A deeper investigation of chronic fatigue syndrome can reveal where energy is lacking. The problems may be situated in your spleen, liver, heart, or kidney. There also may be problems related to phlegm obstruction or heat toxicity. Chronic fatigue syndrome can also be caused by imbalances in yin and yang. When you meet with me during your initial diagnostic, I will determine where the problem is most prominent and then work on correcting those deficiencies in a safe and comfortable manner.

Acupuncture allows you to feel more energized

By tapping into the appropriate meridians in your body, the balance of qi, or energy, thus becomes restored. This is particularly helpful during the winter months when our energy levels become depleted by the lower exposures to sunlight and the increased exposure to cold weather. As mentioned in the previous point, acupuncture places a focus on the areas where energy is lacking and aims to corrects those imbalances so that energy is allocated appropriately.

Acupuncture increases the flow of endorphins

Acupuncture also helps to stimulate the flow of endorphins by tapping into the correct acupoints. It’s often the case that when you feel happier, you’re less likely to be run down by chronic fatigue. This flow of endorphins may help you to overcome seasonal affective disorder- a close cousin to chronic fatigue syndrome that also becomes severe during the winter months. Also, you’re less likely to be susceptible to colds. An increased flow of endorphins can protect your immune cells because of the increased production of white blood cells.

Overall, these results will put your body and mind in the best state possible to have an energized and enjoyable winter. Winter comes with its own set of problems, chronic fatigue syndrome does not need to be one of them. In preparation for winter, be proactive and start to put your health and well being first. If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, and you would like to have relief before winter, then feel free to contact me and book a complimentary 15-minute consultation session with me. I’d be happy to help you have an energized and joyful winter season.