Chronic Fatigue Alternative Therapies
Including one or more chronic fatigue alternative therapies in your treatment program can enhance the healing process for CFS.
Therapeutic massage is the manipulation of the muscles and tissues of the body. Trigger point massage (myotherapy), deep tissue (myofascial) massage, and cranial sacral (craniosacral) massage can be helpful in alleviating some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue. Massage therapy relieves stress, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, helps manage pain, relaxes muscles, improves flexibility and range of motion, and strengthens the immune system.
Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. Acupuncturists insert needles into specified points along meridian lines to restore balance to the flow of qi, or energy. Acupuncture is becoming more common as a chronic fatigue alternative therapy. Some of the benefits reported are less pain, better sleep, relaxation, a possible immune system boost, and better overall health.
Chiropractic focuses on on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic spinal manipulation can improve patients' range of motion as well as lower their level of pain. It can also improve the quality of sleep and therefore improve energy levels during the day.
Reflexology is a form of massage that focuses solely (no pun intended) on the hands and feet. It involves applying pressure with specific techniques. It is based on a series of zones or areas that correspond to specific areas of the body. Reflexology offers pain relief, stress relief, increased circulation, and stimulation of your immune system. It can be used to treat such symptoms as headaches, digestive disorders, insomnia, and more.
commonly referred to as MENS (Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation), is a form of electric medicine used to naturally and safely stimulate cell growth, renewal and healing. It can relieve pain, provide relief to myofascial trigger points, increase ATP production, and stimulate lymphatic flow.
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