Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by severe, disabling fatigue, and other symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, impaired concentration and headaches (Reid 2007).
Very little is known about the cause of CFS, suggestions include hormonal, immunological or nervous system issues. It’s an illness that can come and go and vary in severity. Conventional approaches include graded exercise therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and antidepressant drugs (DTB 2001).
There is evidence to support Acupuncture’s effectiveness for some of the common symptoms including chronic pain, insomnia and depression.
“My weekly acupuncture treatments with Jo left me more upbeat and with loads more energy. It helped me to carry on with life, in less pain and a better night’s sleep.” Lucy, Hove
Jo has had a great deal of success treating CFS. If you’d like to book you can do so online or via our remote reception on 01273 251575.
If you’d like to find out more before you book a treatment, book a free 15 minute consultation - to chat either by phone or at the clinic. Alternatively, you can email or contact her via our contact form.
Source: British Acupuncture Council. More information is available from the British Acupuncture Council here.