While no one can make a definitive case for what causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, homeopaths believe that we all come into this world with inherent weaknesses and a predisposition toward certain ailments. Prolonged periods of stress, negative thinking, emotional upsets, and unhealed illnesses, coupled with environmental pollution and toxicity, can all take a toll on bodies and minds. Over time, the end result can be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for one person, and asthma or cancer for the next.
For those suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, getting an official medical diagnosis can be a long and frustrating process. It was not viewed as a medical condition until recently, and medical practitioners are only starting to see the disastrous effects Chronic Fatigue has on the body and mind.
Key Criteria For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Severe fatigue with the inability to engage in pre-illness levels of activity which persists for a minimum of six months;
- Post-exertional fatigue; worsening of symptoms after the smallest of physical, mental or emotional exertion;
- Unrefreshing sleep;
- Cognitive impairment;
- Orthostatic intolerance, or the inability to stand upright for other than short periods of time.
After a diagnosis has been made, the course of treatment is determined. Conventional treatment generally consists of a combination of antidepressants, anxiolytics, painkillers, sleeping pills, and possibly more, depending on each sufferer’s symptoms and needs. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments available.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be very efficiently treated with natural Homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic medicines are completely safe with zero side effects. Sourced from natural substances, the Homeopathic medicines help the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients by increasing the body stamina and threshold for fatigue against a particular level of exertion. They also help in energising the body’s immune system to come out of extreme physical or mental weakness and the person feels rejuvenated as a result.
Frequently, patients seek help for lingering fatigue that began after an illness. Typically this is secondary to influenza or mononucleosis, but can occur with strep throat, meningitis, Lyme disease, West Nile fever, malaria, and others.
Prolonged fatigue can also set in after a severe mental/emotional or physical shock. These individuals generally respond more slowly over weeks or months, but they frequently need only one homeopathic remedy to feel significantly better.
If you suffer with Chronic Fatigue, it is important to know that there are treatment options available to you and that your quality of life can improve. Contact Dr. Ranchod’s Wynberg office for more information and start your journey to rejuvenation today.