What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterised by prolonged, profound fatigue or tiredness, sleep abnormalities, pain and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion and stress.
These symptoms don’t go away with rest and there is no underlying medical condition that explains them adequately. Fatigue can be so severe it will interrupt work, family, and social activities.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
Other symptoms may include depression, weakness, dizziness, headache/migraine, and digestive complaints e.g., nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, appetite fluctuations
Problems with concentration and memory, confusion, and sensitivities to light, noise, and emotions are reported. Symptoms can vary from day to day.
The exact cause of CFS remains unknown (there is no single test to confirm the diagnosis) but there is thought to be a few contributing factors such as viral infections, stress and/or trauma which can precede onset. It will be different for everyone.
Every person’s symptoms & factors are unique
Also, every person will have a unique combination of symptoms and factors that can exacerbate them.
Kinesiology will help you to isolate your contributing factors and prioritise your interventions for healing. The body can heal itself given the correct conditions, so it is with kinesiology we bring them about.
Stress, trauma, nutritional imbalance, chronic dehydration, and many other things are brought up in a balance. We then formulate a plan to work towards including gradual, incremental exercise prescription and diet change.
Do you think you’re suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome?
I have been studying and practicing for 20 years and I’ve learned a lot about the human body and how it reacts and heals itself.
A lot of what we have been trained to treat doesn’t work for everyone. Every person is unique and requires a customised treatment program for their own individual symptoms and needs.
My unique approach combing physiotherapy, with kinesiology and gut health addresses the many facets that contribute to chronic fatigue syndrome.
If this article connects with how you, I’d be more than happy to discuss your situation in person.