Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Viruses have been said to be the most common cause of CFS, though high stress levels, hormonal imbalances and environmental toxins are thought to be involved too. Current thinking is that CFS is a set of symptoms that are caused by a combination of the above factors.
Western Allopathic Treatment Approach to CFS: The usual western medical treatment is antidepressants, relaxation techniques, group therapy, and is based in symptom management.
Symptoms of CFS are many and varied. To be considered CFS the following symptoms will be present for at least 5-6 months:
Feeling wiped out, even after a good night’s sleep
Experiencing insomnia a majority of the time
Inability to focus or concentrate
Lack of stamina
Feeling achy or wide-spread, diffuse pain
Experiencing frequent headaches
Having immune system issues, including frequent colds and sore throats
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome tends to come and go in cycles of feeling better for awhile, then feeling worse again. There could also be a randomness to the symptoms, meaning that one day you have achy arms, and the next day your legs or feet are painful.
Getting a diagnosis from your doctor can be difficult, and can take awhile, as there is no specfic test for CFS. Rather ,your doctor will run a battery of tests to rule out other things such as Lupus, Lyme Disease, and MS before making a diagnosis of CFS.
How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help You With Chronic Fatigue
CranioSacral Therapy can go beyond the western medicine/allopathic approach to help your body better deal with many of the aspects and causes of CFS.
Some of the benefits that CranioSacral Therapy can offer the CFS patient include the following:
Better cellular nutrition
Improved communication in the body, resulting in your body functioning better overall
Increased feelings of well being
Each person with CFS responds differently with the use of CranioSacral Therapy. Over the course of my 18+ years experience, I have found that over 50% of patients with CFS respond well with CranioSacral Therapy, and benefits commonly reported are better sleep, more ease and less pain in the body, better concentration, increased ability to work and lead a more normal, enjoyable daily life.
If you’d like to learn more, please call 727-415-4772 to schedule a complimentary consultation.