ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club
M.E. and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome vitamins, herbs and supplements
 
Sign up for Our Free Newsletters
 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Alternative Treatments and Complementary Approaches


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Alternative Treatment The terms complementary (aka integrative, holistic) and alternative medicine refer to medical practices that are not usually found in standard medical care. While alternative medicine replaces standard medical care, complementary medicine is a compromise, employing standard techniques along with alternative therapies. For example, an acupuncturist provides alternative care. But when acupuncture is used by an oncologist together with standard treatment to help with the side effects of cancer, acupuncture becomes part of complementary medicine.

Some of the more accepted forms of alternative medicine, such as chiropractic and acupuncture, have become mainstream, and are covered by insurance in many states.


Alternative Treatments in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Myalgic Encephalomyelitis


People with ME/CFS routinely utilize alternative approaches to address some of their most pressing symptoms, such as sleep disorder and pain. Alternative approaches can also be used to address the mechanisms that are believed to drive the illness: immune dysregulation, hormonal imbalances, metabolic disruption, inflammation, allergies, and so on.

A survey conducted by the CFIDS Association of America in 2013 found that more than 70% of ME/CFS patients take nutritional supplements and employ non-drug therapies such as diet modifications, rest, taking naps and activity modification to treat their symptoms. Almost half used alternative therapies such as massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture and meditation to treat ME/CFS.

Below are some of the more commonly used alternative therapies employed by ME/CFS patients to help reduce the severity and frequency of specific symptoms, as well as to address global problems such as low energy and post-exertional malaise.
  • Allergies: Provocation-Neutralization

  • Pain Relief: Acupressure and Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Massage, TENS, reflexology

  • Anxiety and Stress Reduction: Biofeedback, Meditation, Hypnosis, Yoga, Visualization and Guided Imagery

  • Detox Techniques: Perrin Technique, Chelation, Coffee Enemas

  • Immune Support: Transfer Factor, Live Cell Therapy

  • Global Support: Hydrotherapy, Hyperbaric oxygen, Ayurveda



Further Reading


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

What is Integrative Medicine?

American Holistic Medical Association

Alternative Medicine and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)
Many people try variety of approaches by combining conventional and alternative care, what is now called, “intergrative”medicine.
Acupuncture Gains 'New Scientific Heft' - Releases Natural Pain Killer Adenosine
For those still harboring doubts about acupuncture, this discovery adds proof of local chemical release in the peripheral nervous system to recent discovery of a central nervous system endorphin response.
The efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome
A study conducted in Turkey finds that 15 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves symptoms and quality of life scores in CFS/ME patients.

More Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Alternative Treatment Articles »
  NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Natural Remedies

Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle
Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints

Breaking News

Ultrasound Therapy for Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease Ultrasound Therapy for Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease...
The Brain Initiative: A Boon for Fibromyalgia and Chronic The Brain Initiative: A Boon for Fibromyalgia and Chronic...
Identifying Key Symptoms Differentiating Myalgic Identifying Key Symptoms Differentiating Myalgic...
Support Jamison Hill and ME/CFS Awareness! Support Jamison Hill and ME/CFS Awareness!...
4 Things NOT To Try When You’re Sick 4 Things NOT To Try When You’re Sick...
Estimating the disease burden of ME/CFS in the United States Estimating the disease burden of ME/CFS in the United States...
Treatment and management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Treatment and management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic...
Health News and Research

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map