Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Natural Treatment

Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome

Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome based on:

  • Your general health and medical history
  • Extension of the condition
  • Your forbearance or acceptance of particular medications, medical procedures, or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the condition
  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment-plan for chronic fatigue

Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome may include:

  • Medicines, including corticosteroids, antidepressants, and others
  • Light aerobic exercise program (keep away from medium to energetic physical activity)
  • Dietary supplements and herbal preparations
  • Psychotherapy and supportive counseling

There is no cure for CFS. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on symptom relief. The most destructive or disabling symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome should be addressed first.

Medications for chronic fatigue syndrome

Some problems associated with chronic fatigue syndrome can be improved with prescription or over-the-counter medications.


Many people with chronic health problems, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, are additionally depressed. Treating your depression can make it easier for you to cope with the problems associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. Low doses of certain antidepressants can help improve sleeping routines and reduce pain as well.

Orthostatic intolerance.

Some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, particularly young people, feel tired, exhausted, and shaky or nauseous when standing or sitting upright. Pharmaceutical drugs that regulate blood pressure and/or pulse rate may be helpful.

Pain control.

If over-the-counter medications such as Advil, Motrin IB, and Aleve don’t work, the prescription drugs that are sometimes used to treat fibromyalgia may be an option. The list of medicines that are commonly prescribed in those cases includes Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin.

Therapy for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome

Many patients with CFS benefit from different methods of psychotherapy:


Talking to a counselor can help build coping skills for chronic disease, cope with limitations at work or school, and improve family dynamics. It can also help manage depression.


Solving sleep problems.

Lack of sleep can make it difficult to deal with other symptoms. Your doctor may suggest avoiding caffeine or changing your bedtime routine. Sleep apnea can be treated with a device that supplies air pressure through the mask while you sleep.

Exercise program.

Aggressive exercise regimens often worsen symptoms, but maintaining tolerable activities is important to prevent worsening the condition. Exercise regimens that start at a very low intensity and gradually increase over time can help improve long-term function.

Post-exertional malaise and discomfort

People with chronic fatigue syndrome worsen symptoms after physical, mental, or emotional exertion. This is called post-exertion malaise and can last for days or weeks after exertion.

People who experience post-exertion malaise often struggle to find a good balance between activity and rest. The goal is to stay active without overdoing it.

You may want to keep a diary of your activities and symptoms to track how much activity is too much for you. This can help you avoid pushing yourself too hard on the days when you feel good, which can result in a “fall” where you will feel much worse later on.

Low energy (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome is the name adopted for some physical, constitutional, and psychological complaints. Before this name was chosen, according to the U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people diagnosed with effort syndrome, neurasthenia, epidemic neurasthenia, and post-viral fatigue syndrome would likely suffer from CFS. Chronic fatigue syndrome is more common in women than in men and is prominent among people between the ages of 25 and 45, with a few exceptions.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Causes of chronic fatigue syndrome

Various studies show that viruses are responsible for chronic fatigue syndrome, as it follows the form of acute infections, although not in the affirmative. Recently, abnormalities in neuroendocrine function have been suspected to be responsible for impaired patient energy and mood. The prominence of depression in two-thirds of its patients made some tag chronic fatigue syndrome as a psychiatric disorder primarily.

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome start noticeably in an active individual with a flu-like illness as a trigger. A sore throat, headache, muscle or joint aches, tender lymph nodes, and fever are all symptoms of this illness that follow it with extreme exhaustion. As the syndrome persists for weeks, discomfort in sleep, poor concentration, and depression become evident.

No laboratory test can directly diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome except by doing a complete examination to eliminate the likelihood of other illnesses one after the other.

Natural treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome

Natural Remedies

Many alternative therapies have been promoted for chronic fatigue syndrome, but there isn’t much evidence that they work. Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may be vulnerable to pharmaceutical drugs and even to some herbal products and supplements.

Homeopathy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Homeopathy treats patients as whole entities without solely focusing on the ailment. After the history of a patient’s condition
is thoroughly carried out and a proper examination is completed, a constitutional remedy is selected to treat specific symptoms peculiar to a patient. Common homeopathic remedies used for the natural treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome include Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, Nux vomica, and Sepia. Other remedies unique to fatigue and their particular applicable symptoms are below:

Phosphoric acid for fatigue

This treats debility as a result of persistent grief, stress or exertion of the mind, sexual exertion, or any form of nervous strain. It helps with indifference, torpidity of body and mind, and apathy. An activity like studying causes a feeling of heaviness in the head and limbs.

Kali Phosphoricum against chronic fatigue

It is known as the chief biochemical nerve salt and is found in brain cells and nerve fluids. It is suitable for any of these conditions, such as despondency, anxiety, mental and physical breakdown, neurasthenia, fearfulness, weak memory, hypochondriasis, hysteria, insomnia, mental decay, night terrors, irritability, insanity, and paralysis.

Gelsemium helps fight fatigue.

The symptoms needing this remedy are poor concentration of the mind, dullness, vertigo, a dull ache at the base of the brain, poor self-confidence, and a sudden outburst of emotion that can lead to indigestion and diarrhea.

Avena Sativa for weakness and restlessness

This remedy selectively affects the nutritive function of the brain and nervous system. This treatment calms the nerves and gives them strength. It also serves as a tonic after an exhausting disease treatment.

Picric acid for low-energy

This remedy best suits the preference to remain mentally inactive and always desire to lie down and rest. A slight exertion comes with headaches and exhaustion, limiting a person’s work capacity. Also, sexual irritability may be experienced.

Acupuncture Treatment for CFS

The procedure for treating chronic fatigue syndrome with acupuncture involves inserting needles into the body’s acupuncture points for about 20 minutes, during which the therapist may occasionally lift or turn the needles.


Acupuncture can drain the dampness in the body to strengthen digestion, which will increase the production of energy in the body. Dampness in the body can be felt in the form of tiredness and the familiar feeling of fatigue. Energy blocks that prevent energy flow are the root cause of these feelings, frequently leaving the body groggy and needing sleep.

It is necessary to expel the pathogen from the body and work on strengthening the weak organs of the body. By so doing, the Qi in the body returns to balance the body.

The effectiveness of acupuncture may vary from person to person. It is best combined with homeopathic therapy for greater effectiveness. Another factor to consider is the qualification and experience of the therapist, especially in both acupuncture and homeopathy treatments.

Natural treatment for CFS in Philadelphia

For natural treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, contact Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic. Here at the nationally recognized facility, licensed medical practitioners (acupuncturists, Reiki healers, and physical therapists), under the supervision of Medical Doctor Victor Tsan, use the most advanced techniques of natural treatment.

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