Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also referred to as CFS) is the medical name for a series of disorders that is characterized by a persistent feeling of fatigue that is not caused by lack of sleep or by excessive physical activity. Because CFS is a multi-faceted disease, it often takes several visits to medical professionals to finally diagnose. There is a virus that has been associated with chronic fatigue, the Epstein Barr virus. After a prolonged illness, fatigue can be a lingering symptom. When the body fluids have a lower ph than 6.8, as measured in the saliva or urine (correctly); fatigue, tiredness, insomnia, pain, and tension may be the resulting signs.
Acupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of the symptom as well as in the underlying causes of the fatigue. A thorough history, and an individual approach in the choice of point sites will usually give immediate positive results. Spleen and Kidney energetic systems are considered, as well as abdomen and upper back point sites. Acupuncture analysis includes a peek at the tongue, as well as checking the pulses. Improving the diet is always a good idea.