Fatigue is a complaint that commonly brings people to visit an acupuncturist. This fatigue might be related to just being on the go all the time, coping with a stressful situation or with an underlying medical condition such as Chronic Fatigue Sydrome, fibromyalgia, stress and so on. Acupuncture can help balance and invigorate the body’s energies, but it is important to first try and get a diagnosis of what the cause of your tiredness is.
Acupuncture for fatigue.
The British Acupuncture Council has a fact sheet on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, click here.
Fatigue and thyroid problems.
Often the cause of fatigue is low thyroid and many medics believe that this is under diagnosed and under treated in the UK. Thyroid UK is the national charity to support patients who may need help in getting their thyroid disease properly diagnosed and treated.
Chris Kresser has a great series of articles on hypothyroidism here.
Dr Sarah Myhill has a great article on Hypothyroidism, click here. Click on her ‘Fatigue’ link for lots of helpful information. Dr Myhill is the UK’s leading authourity on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Datis Karrazian has a great book on thyroid problems:
Other resources for fatigue:
Click here for more specific information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from the NHS choices website.
Christine Webber has a good article on Netdoctor on ‘Dealing with Stress’. Whatever the cause of your tiredness, stress reduction is always an important part of your wellness strategy.
Dr Jacob Teitelbaum is an American doctor specialising in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. His website, http://www.endfatigue.com/, is an excellent resource, as his book, ‘From Fatigued to Fantastic’. He has a free fibromyalgia/CFS symptom analysis programme. The CFS/FMS Symptom Analysis Program is a computer program that can create a treatment plan tailored to your specific CFS/FM symptoms (and lab results if available).