Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that affect daily life. It is a disorder that cause fatigue that not easily go away even after we sleep or rest. It is consider a serious condition because it can cause long-term illness and also disability.1
The symptom of this condition is not the same among people who suffer from this disorder. The difference of the symptom among the sufferer depend on the severity of the condition. People said to have this disorder if it stay during at least six month. Other symptom that accompany fatigue are chronic insomnia, muscle pain, and frequent sore throat.
The cause of this condition is not clearly defined. There is no primary cause of this condition. And also blood test or brain scan have no answer about the cause of this disorder. However, expert believe that the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are caused by virus or infection, genes, abnormality in brain, and also stress-related hormonal abnormalities. Many sufferers report that they get moderate or serious physical illness or emotional problem prior having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Related Acupuncture Points :
SP36 KI3 LI4
Acupuncture treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
The acupuncture treatment can be used to successfully cure the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This is not surprising as the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is caused by blockage of energy flow and the way acupuncture treatment work is removing such blockage. The treatment given to cure such disorder will last for 10 sessions during 4 weeks.
When treating the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), one acupoint that popularly used by the acupuncturist is the acupoint of ST36. This acupoint is used because it will strengthen the spleen and stomach. And also the treatment at this acupoint will correct the flow of qi that in turn will eliminate fatique. Other point that will be taken is the ear adrenal point. Treating this point will stimulate and adrenocortical hormone which in turn will benefit the metabolic functions of the body.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome, nhs.uk, http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Chronic-fatigue-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx
- What Are the Symptoms of CFS?,healthline.com, http://www.healthline.com/health/chronic-fatigue-syndrome#RiskFactors3
- Acupuncture and TCM Approaches for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, By Douglas Yi Wang, Lac, Dipl. Ac., MD (China), http://acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=30188
- Acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue: a multicenter, nonblinded, randomized controlled trial, biomedcentral.com, https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13063-015-0857-0