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The Signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and How TCM Can Help

Do you always feel tired and sleepy no matter how much rest you get? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome seems to be affecting more people with each passing year, it is estimated to affect about 250,000 Australians (Emerge AU). 

The condition itself doesn’t seem too harmful but can have quite an impact on your everyday life and your work performance. Here is a quick look at some of the most common symptoms of this condition as well as advice on how TCM treatments can help you reclaim your life.

The Signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has quite a few symptoms. Here is a quick look at some of the most common signs that you might be struggling with this condition.

Cognitive Issues

Impaired cognitive functioning is a pretty common symptom of the condition. If you have a hard time forming coherent thoughts and expressing these thoughts or if your short-term memory is affected then you likely have CFS.

Erratic Sleep

People with CFS often find it hard to sleep at night even if they are tired. They constantly wake throughout the night and have a tough time getting up in the morning. Many find it much easier to sleep during daytime hours.

Muscle And Joint Pain

CFS patients often struggle with chronic pain and stiffness in joints and muscles and these pains often have no apparent cause. These pains and aches often continue for weeks on end and can affect your quality of life.


Vertigo is a pretty common condition for CFS patients. If you feel dizzy or if the room sometimes spins then you could have vertigo.


post-exertional malaise is a state of weakness that usually occurs after exerting yourself. This condition usually results in fatigue and body aches and many also develop brain fog and flu-like symptoms.

Sensitivity To Sounds And Smells

If you are often sensitive or irritated by sounds or certain smells or if these sounds and smells tend to provoke headaches then you could have CFS.

Low Immune System

A weakened immune system is pretty common for those who struggle with fatigue issues. Poor immune function usually makes you vulnerable to all sorts of infections like the common cold.

Gastrointestinal Problems

CFS often results from an inability to digest certain foods or poor nutrient consumption from food. Raw vegetables often result in pain and bloating and some might feel nauseous after consuming meat.

How TCM Can Assist With Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be helpful for reducing the effects of this syndrome without many side effects or chemical exposure.

Modern mechanisms of TCM are focused on adjusting the immune system and regulating abnormal activity in the body which can be beneficial for treating CFS. Other treatments like diet therapy, physical exercise, a regulated sleep pattern, and herb supplements may also restore balance to your life so you can overcome the side effects of CFS or, at least feel more alert and awake during the day.

With TCM treatments, you probably won’t overcome your condition or see improvement within the first day. But after a few days of therapy, immune support, herbal treatments, healthy eating, and exercise, you will very likely start to see a huge improvement. These improvements will also have long-term efficiency and can help you regain energy levels and cognitive functioning so you can enjoy life to the fullest and advance in work or studies.

CFS can consume your whole life if it goes untreated. It is much better to book a session with Evergreen CMC so you can find help and get your condition treated before fatigue results in other conditions like obesity or depression.

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Jim Xing

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