Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects around 250,000 people in the U.K.  It commonly strikes between the ages of 20 and 40 years, and affects more women than men.  It used to be known as ME or Myalgic Encephelomyelitis, and is sometimes referred to as Adrenal fatigue.  Its causes are largely unknown, but are thought to relate to post-viral infections, hormonal imbalances, immune deficiencies of psychiatric disorders such as stress or emotional trauma.  If you have been experiencing exhaustion for more than six months, with difficulty sleeping or concentrating, it is time to seek medical advice.

A recent study from Korea, highlighted in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, showed that Acupuncture treatment was more effective in the treatment of this condition than the usual care.  Read about it here.

For further studies on the benefits of acupuncture look at the British Acupuncture Council

Read more about signs and symptoms of this condition at NHS Choices.




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