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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – ME/CFS

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    Are you tired of battling the overwhelming fatigue and persistent symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)? At Haynes Acupuncture Gold Coast, we understand the challenges you face. We are here to offer you a comprehensive and time-tested approach to managing CFS using acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Our experienced practitioners are dedicated to helping you regain energy, improve your quality of life, and embark on a journey towards better health.

    Along with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, we are leading the research with doctors and specialists all over Australia.

    Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, often called CFS, is a complex and debilitating condition characterised by extreme fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest. Individuals with CFS may also experience a range of symptoms, such as muscle pain, cognitive difficulties, sleep disturbances, and more. While the exact cause of CFS remains unclear, it is believed to involve a combination of factors, including immune system dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, autonomic nervous dysfunction, structural imbalances and psychological factors.

    The Role of Acupuncture in CFS Treatment

    Our skilled acupuncturists at Haynes Acupuncture are trained to understand the intricate network of meridians and the points that can be stimulated to restore balance and harmony within the body. Acupuncture has shown promise in addressing various aspects of CFS:

    • Boosting Energy Levels
    • Restoring Autonomic dysfunction
    • Pain Relief
    • Enhancing Sleep
    • Stress Reduction
    • Immune System Support

    Symptoms Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Fainting
    • Tachycardia (POTS)
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Anxiety or stress
    • Pain

    Causes Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    • Autonomic nervous system dysfunction
    • Irregular response to stress
    • Blood pressure
    • Compression of veins or arteries – such as TOS, MALS, Nutcracker
    • Chronic viral conditions – Long-Covid, Glandular Fever, Ross River Fever etc
    Research into CFS/ME is ongoing, with studies and systematic reviews taking place all the time. The following are two studies conducted that have promising results.

    “The effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis” Authors: Chiu HY, Yeh TH, Huang YC, et al. Published in: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2013), This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating CFS. It synthesises findings from multiple studies to assess the impact of acupuncture on fatigue, pain, sleep, and overall well-being in individuals with CFS.

    “Systematic review of treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis” Authors: Chambers D, Bagnall AM, Hempel S, et al. Published in: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (2006) This systematic review provides a comprehensive overview of different treatments for CFS/ME. It evaluates the evidence for various interventions, including pharmacological treatments, behavioural therapies, and alternative therapies.

    Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) demands tailored treatment protocols uniquely suited to each individual’s needs to produce effective results. Given the significance of your well-being, selecting an acupuncturist with proven expertise in CFS treatment is crucial. Ensure you have confidence in their capabilities and feel at ease with their chosen approach to your care, as your health is your most invaluable possession.

    Your Personalised CFS Acupuncture Plan

    At Haynes Acupuncture Gold Coast, we believe in the power of personalised care. Our practitioners will work closely with you to develop a tailored acupuncture treatment plan that addresses your unique symptoms and concerns. Each session will promote balance and well-being, aiming to alleviate the challenges CFS presents in your daily life.

    Our Commitment to Your Wellbeing

    We understand the frustration and limitations that come with living with CFS. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with a supportive environment and effective acupuncture treatments that can make a positive impact on your health journey. Our goal is to help you regain control over your life and empower you to experience improved energy, reduced pain, better sleep, and enhanced overall well-being.

    Take the First Step Towards Relief

    If you’re ready to explore the potential benefits of acupuncture in managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, we invite you to reach out to Haynes Acupuncture. Please schedule a consultation with our experienced acupuncturists and begin your journey towards a more energised and fulfilling life. Don’t let CFS hold you back – discover the healing power of acupuncture today.

    CFS/ME Treatment Gold Coast

    Treatments to help you feel better while you get better

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    Assess & Diagnose

    We start with a detailed consultation including medical history, possible causes, lifestyle factors and current symptoms. Chinese Medicine diagnosis is done through the pulse and abdominal palpation.

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    Treat & Assist

    Acupuncture is mainly used in the early stages of treatment, with dietary and lifestyle modifications. Along the way we may use Chinese Herbal medicine and moxibustion to help with the treatment.

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    Plan & Evolve

    A treatment plan is put in place over a set period of time depending on the severity of the condition. We regularly evaluate the patient’s response to treatment and adjust the approach accordingly.

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    Support & Results

    Your acupuncturists will help with symptom management such as fatigue, and autonomic dysfunction along with stress reduction, and we work alongside your treating physician to get the best results for you.

    Acupuncturists With Experience Treating ME/CFS

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    FAQs About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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    What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)?2023-11-13T14:01:54+10:00

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complicated and debilitating medical condition characterised by severe and persistent fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest. It often leads to other symptoms, including muscle pain, cognitive difficulties, sleep disturbances, and more.

    What are the common symptoms of CFS/ME?2023-11-13T14:02:05+10:00

    Common symptoms of CFS/ME include extreme fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, cognitive impairments (often referred to as “brain fog”), muscle and joint pain, headaches, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, and post-exertional malaise (worsening of symptoms after physical or mental exertion).

    What causes CFS/ME?2023-11-13T14:02:48+10:00

    The exact cause of CFS/ME is still not fully understood. It’s believed to result from various factors, including viral infections, immune system dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, and genetic predisposition. Environmental triggers and stress may also play a role.

    How is CFS/ME diagnosed?2023-11-13T14:03:54+10:00

    Diagnosing CFS/ME can be challenging due to the need for specific diagnostic tests. A diagnosis is typically made based on a thorough medical history, physical examination, and ruling out other medical conditions that could cause similar symptoms. Diagnostic criteria often include the presence of persistent fatigue for at least six months and the exclusion of other possible causes.

    Is there a cure for CFS/ME?2023-11-13T14:05:06+10:00

    As of now, there is no cure for CFS/ME. Treatment focuses on managing symptoms and improving quality of life. Our approach may include acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Often we refer to a range of medical practitioners that work with us.

    Can acupuncture help with CFS/ME symptoms?2023-11-13T14:05:37+10:00

    Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that has shown promise in addressing various symptoms of CFS/ME, such as autonomic dysfunction, fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, and stress.

    How many acupuncture sessions are needed for results?2023-11-13T14:07:51+10:00

    The number of acupuncture sessions required varies from person to person. Some individuals may experience improvements after a few sessions, while others may require a more extended treatment plan. We will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and response to treatment.

    Can acupuncture be used alongside other CFS/ME treatments?2023-11-13T14:08:18+10:00

    Yes, acupuncture is used as a complementary therapy alongside other CFS/ME treatments, such as medications, lifestyle modifications, and psychological therapies. It’s essential to have open communication with your healthcare team to ensure that all treatments are coordinated and aligned with your overall care plan.

    ME/CFS Acupuncture Appointments

    Call 07 5531 6461 or book online for Bundall and Mermaid Clinics

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