Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Chinese Medicine

Jiaxu, C., and Weiyi, Y.,

“Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Chinese Medicine.”

These authors argue that Chinese herbs, some that have been used for 4,000 years, may be effective in treating severe fatigue. They believe that fatigue results from a disturbance in the flow of qi or energy force, rather than the more traditional theory of a deficiency in one of the qi pathways called the spleen meridian.

With the support of the National Natural Science Foundation Committee of China, they plan a study to test the effects of specific Chinese herbs on stress-induced fatigue in rats and to attempt to understand how the herbs work.

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