TCM and the Treatment of Fatigue

fatigueTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a great deal to offer in the treatment of fatigue. Both Western and TCM practitioners know fatigue can be a component of many illnesses, both physical and psychological. It’s difficult to diagnose using Western methods. However, TCM is very good at diagnosing the kind of generalized complaint that defines fatigue.

With its focus on the whole person, TCM looks at all aspects of a person’s life to determine what might be the cause of fatigue. Sleep difficulties, lack of appropriate exercise, overwork, and poor diet are some of the possible causes of fatigue. In order to resolve the fatigue complaint adequately and restore the person’s energy level, these issues must be addressed. When any of these lifestyle problems are corrected, TCM methods will be more effective.

Traditional Chinese Medicine regards the connection between fatigue and the immune system to be the foundation of treatment. Changing the way the immune system produces energy from protein is typically the first step in restoring energy levels. If the body is using most or all of the energy it produces from proteins in making more antibodies, the result is fatigue.

Acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs to strengthen the immune system will allow the body to use more of the energy it produces from proteins in combating fatigue. Thus, TCM uses a combination of acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes in the treatment of fatigue.

Results Acupuncture & Healing Arts Center in Bergenfield, NJ, and Shifu Raymond Ahles stands ready to help you deal with your experience of fatigue. We have the training and experience to restore your energy to levels as high as or higher than before you began having symptoms.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a health condition that goes beyond simple tiredness that can come with other conditions. CFS is intense and persistent fatigue that prevents the sufferer from participating in activities in his or her daily life. Severe tiredness, weakness, apathy, inability to concentrate, change in appetite are only a few of the symptoms of this debilitating illness.

TCM goes beyond treating the symptoms of CFS and looks at the whole person when diagnosing fatigue symptoms and in the treatment of fatigue. Essentially, TCM looks for the blockage of Qi that accounts for the fatigue. Once this blockage of the necessary flow of oxygen, nutrients, and organ function in the body is found, a unique combination of acupuncture, herbal therapy, and lifestyle changes is prescribed for the individual in the treatment of fatigue. The aim of the treatment is to restore balance and harmony in the individual’s overall system.

Shifu Raymond Ahles at Results Acupuncture & Healing Arts Center in Bergenfield, NJ, has the training and experience needed to safely and effectively help you with your fatigue condition. Call or contact us today for an appointment.