Acupuncture and natural treatment options for chronic fatigue.
It is estimated that over half of Americans today experience chronic fatigue. Common causes of chronic fatigue are:
- Low nutrient diet
- Little or no physical activity
- Various malfunctions of one or more major systems of the body (endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, etc.)
Acupuncture can help chronic fatigue by increasing the body’s vital energy or Qi. Qi is the basic energy that creates optimal physiological and neurological function. Weekly acupuncture for at least 4-6 weeks has been shown to improve chronic fatigue symptoms. Acupuncture can also help with stress, insomnia, depression, and improve the health of the major systems of the body
Regular exercise is especially important for those with chronic fatigue. Just walking 20-30 minutes for 5 days a week can be an effective remedy for fatigue in and of itself. At first it will be very difficult and feel very forced to exercise when you have no energy, but after a few days your body will love the endorphin and serotonin boost that exercise provides.
Chronic fatigue tends to cast a negative cloud on an area of your life that feels out of your control, such as working a sedentary job or having marital or financial problems. Set the intention to heal any area of your life that feels toxic and let the healing process take root and begin slowly one step at a time.
Choosing more nutrient-dense foods, such as vegetables and fruits, and staying away from low nutrient foods (processed foods) can also boost energy levels. Along with acupuncture treatments, nutritional counseling and massage therapy we will provide complete guideline tailored to your specific needs on what you should and should not be eating to help you feel your absolute best.
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