Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a notoriously difficult illness to diagnose and treat. It comes with so many different symptoms that all require attention and there’s no single medication that can treat them all. Furthermore, the medications that are prescribed for one person often do nothing for another.
Because of this, many people who’ve been diagnosed with CFS seek out alternative treatment methods to alleviate the pain and discomfort that comes along with this disease. The key to combating chronic fatigue syndrome is to try a variety of healthcare treatments until you find what works. Here are some of the most popular alternative methods that chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers have used to bring about relief from their symptoms.
Massage is one of the commonest treatments for CFS. Many studies have shown that it’s an effective way to minimize anxiety and restlessness, while improving the chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer’s quality of sleep.
The basic philosophy of chiropractic care is built upon the belief that vitality comes about when the body displays an unobstructed flow of nerve impulses from the brain through the spine and throughout the rest of the body. A chiropractor is able to adjust a patient’s body to aid the body back into its original position, freeing it to begin the healing process on its own.
If you’re already feeling tired and worn down you may not like this advice, but the fact remains that almost every CFS sufferer can benefit from light exercise. Remaining sedentary encourages your muscles to deteriorate and diminishes the blood flow to vital organs and tissues. A low-impact exercise routine will help reduce symptoms and increase vitality, allowing you to have the energy to address your specific life challenges.
A good diet is very important for those with chronic fatigue syndrome. Avoid excess sugar, salt, refined foods, caffeine, saturated fats and alcohol. Instead, embrace essential fatty acids like those found in nuts and cold water fish, fresh vegetables, legumes and whole grains. You may find that reducing your intake of red meat and spicy foods can have a positive impact as well.
While chronic fatigue syndrome brings about some very specific challenges, your chiropractic team can assist you along every step of the way. Make an appointment with your chiropractor right now and you’ll be on the road to taking back control of your health and your life.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
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