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

|
|
|
|
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME resource providing news, me-cfs treatment information, medical abstracts and a support community for those coping with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME.
 
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 »
  Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Natural Remedies

Melatonin: The Brain Hormone
Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
The 10 Supplements Dr. Teitelbaum Recommends Most Often for Those with Top Health Issues The 10 Supplements Dr. Teitelbaum Recommends Most Often for Those with Top Health Issues
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling – Putting Out the Fire

Breaking News

Muscle cell abnormalities in ME/CFS Muscle cell abnormalities in ME/CFS...
Abnormalities of AMPK Activation and Glucose Uptake in Abnormalities of AMPK Activation and Glucose Uptake in...
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia &...
Ask the Doctor: What is the difference between narcolepsy Ask the Doctor: What is the difference between narcolepsy...
Life for a Young Person with M.E. Life for a Young Person with M.E....
Chronic fatigue syndrome: Features of a population of Chronic fatigue syndrome: Features of a population of...
Simmaron’s Spinal Fluid Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Simmaron’s Spinal Fluid Study Finds Dramatic Differences in...
Health News and Research

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing