Chronic fatigue syndrome, until recently, has been thought of as a psychological disorder. Friends, family, and, even, those in the medical field did not recognize it as a real, physical problem. Until February of 2015. It was then that a report by the Institute of Medicine declared chronic fatigue, also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis, as an actual disease. Before this, it was believed that people with perfectionist personalities, laziness, or maladaptive beliefs were the ones suffering from chronic fatigue symptoms.
Because chronic fatigue has such a wide variety of symptoms, it is suggested that the term systemic exertion intolerance disease is more appropriate. What are the actual symptoms?
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Chronic Fatigue Treatment
Even though chronic fatigue is now recognized as an organic disease, the medical field has still not found a cure for it. It is treated by focusing on symptoms and treating them individually, rather than looking for an underlying cause. Doctors suggest such things as dietary changes, supplements, medications, regular and moderate exercise, acupuncture, and cognitive behavioral therapy. What about a form of treatment that comes along with no side effects and can give long-lasting relief?
One area that is seeing success in treating patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. This type of chiropractic is only practiced by a few select doctors worldwide. We focus on a misalignment that may have occurred in the upper neck. Once this misalignment is detected by the latest techniques and then corrected, we often see positive results in our patients. Improvements in various systems of the body are seen, allowing the patient to sleep better, feel less pain, have increased energy, and experience an overall better life quality.
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