“Chronic fatigue syndrome is the constant, severe state of tiredness that is not relieved by rest.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that this debilitating disease affects 100,000 to 250,000 Americans, but many researchers believe that CFS is far more common than this. “
Fatigue is a very common complaint that is associated with other symptoms such as poor sleep, memory and concentration problems, pain that moves from one place to another, tender lymph nodes, and headaches. One hallmark of the condition is post-exertional malaise, meaning patients may take days to recover from minor exercise.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be difficult to diagnose. The symptoms can vary from person to person, with each person having different complaints over periods of time. The symptoms can also be similar to other disorders such as the viral infections, psychosomatic illness, fibromyalgia, depression, and mononucleosis.
The debilitating symptoms of chronic fatigue could be caused by multiple reasons. Very often a correlation is found between chronic fatigue and heavy metal overload, chronic infection, stress, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal dysbalance.
Cornell researchers identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood.
The initial assessment conducts a thorough medical history and examination, and appropriate blood tests to ensure there is no other likely cause of fatigue.
To test for CFS, clinicians may give patients an exercise test where they ride a bike until they become fatigued. If the test is repeated the following day, CFS patients usually cannot reproduce their performance from the first day.
This is a specific test for CFS, because healthy people can reproduce the exercise on the second day, but people with chronic fatigue syndrome cannot.
After an initial consultation with the physician, an individual program is developed incorporating holistic modalities. These include osteopathy, electrical stimulation of bioactive points, supplements, diet modification, neural therapy, bio puncture, bee venom and ozone injection, exercise, acupuncture and patient education. The program utilizes a combination of safe and effective modalities that combine the most up to date advancements of medical science with time-tested ancient practices of traditional medicine to best meet the needs of each individual patient.
Everyone is different, so when you come to our clinic we will make an individual assessment of your health problems. Then together we can decide a treatment plan based on our findings.