Over a million people in the United States are diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the CDC estimates that tens of millions more have a CFS-like symptoms. CFS impacts women more often than men. The exact cause of CFS is unknown, although scientists suspect viruses such as Epstein Barr or mononucleosis as well as environmental factors such as Heavy Metal Toxicity can trigger this syndrome.
Some of the symptoms of CFS include:
- Feeling very tired for more than a day after physical or mental exercise.
- Having a hard time focusing and forgetting things
- Muscle and joint pain
- Sore throat and tender lymph nodes
- Visual disturbances (blurring, eye pain or sensitivity to light)
- Psychological symptoms such as irritability and mood swings
Natural Ways to Improve Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
- A healthy diet can help reduce symptoms and provide relief from the general discomfort associated with CFS. Doctors agree CFS patients should avoid heavy meals, alcohol, caffeine and junk food.
- Regular, carefully planned exercise, which helps by providing healing movement, increased energy, and feelings of well being, such as with a Whole Body Vibration Machine (WBV). The WBV provides the equivalent of an hour’s worth of exercise in 10 minutes. Studies have shown that patients with CFS see symptoms improve once starting on WBV.
- Homeopathic Remedies can be helpful to manage the symptoms associated with CFS. Some examples are:
- Arsenicum -- for restlessness and fatigue accompanied by chills and burning pains that are worse at night
- Gelsemium -- for mental exhaustion, including drowsiness and indifference, and physical weakness, such as heaviness of the limbs and eyelids
- Pulsatilla-- for people who are moody and emotional, although usually with a calm and gentle disposition
- Sulphur -- for people who feel fatigue but are usually not as emotionally sensitive as those requiring Pulsatilla
- Supplements such as magnesium, fish oils, NADH, vitamin B12, L-carnitine and vitamin D can have been shown to be helpful in several small studies.