Have you been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or suspect you may be at risk?
When standard medical treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome doesn’t bring the much needed relief, your doctor may point you towards Alternative Medicine. As we discussed on the previous article, there is no specific medical diagnostic tool or cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Your doctor may way want to do some tests to rule out an underlying medical condition. He may also refer you to a psychologist to rule out any mental health issues.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treats CFS with Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy. This is where your Bellabaci Cups comes in! By massaging your body for just a few minutes per day, you will trigger your body’s healing response and increase blood circulation (think basal metabolic rate). This in turn stimulates the removal of any toxins or pathogenic activity. Cupping Therapy also assists with hormone production, which will positively affect Thyroid hormone balancing. Serotonin is also stimulated, bringing relief to those experiencing the depressive bouts linked to CFS. Due to the cleansing effect of Cupping Therapy, you will bring much needed relief to your liver, kidneys and adrenal glands. Clean body = Healthy (Working) organs!
There are studies which also show that supplementing with certain nutrients may have a positive effect on those diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.These are:
Essential Fatty Acids.
Essential fatty acids have been used in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. One theory about how they work is that viruses reduce the ability of cells to make 6-desaturated essential fatty acids and supplementing with essential fatty acids corrects this disorder.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 63 people, participants were given either a combination of essential fatty acids from evening primrose oil and fish oil (eight 500 mg capsules a day) or a placebo. After 1 and 3 months, people taking essential fatty acids had significant improvement in chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms compared to those taking the placebo pills.
Vitamin B12 and B complex vitamins.
B vitamins play a critical role in beating chronic fatigue because the body uses them to metabolize energy. And since many people today suffer from B vitamin deficiency anaemia, supplementing with B complex vitamins, and vitamin B12 in particular, can make all the difference in alleviating tiredness and sustaining high energy levels.)
Depending on the severity of someone’s chronic fatigue, both subcutaneous (under the skin) and sublingual (under the tongue) forms of B12 are available, with the methylcobalamin variety offering the most benefits. When taking B complex vitamins, be sure to take food-based types like MegaFood’s Balanced B Complex, rather than synthetic B complex vitamins. If you choose a B-Complex supplement, make sure it contains Folic acid as well as B3 (Niacin) which is also linked to improved symptoms of CFS.
A continuous onslaught of ionizing radiation and fluoride chemicals, combined with a lack of iodine-rich foods in the diet, has left many modern people grossly deficient in necessary iodine. And it is iodine deficiency that causes many of them to feel sluggish, perpetually tired, and devoid of energy.
This accumulation of fluoride, radiation, bromide, and other iodine-replacing chemicals in the body can severely disrupt glandular function, which in turn causes imbalanced hormones, poor circulation, low body temperature, and other problems linked to chronic fatigue. But daily supplementation with a high-quality iodine supplement such as Lugol’s or Nascent can help balance the endocrine system and propel the body towards homeostasis, which in turn can alleviate the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed in honey as the great golden healer.”Honey causes heat (think metabolism), cleans sores and ulcers, softens hard ulcers of the lips and heals carbuncles and running sores,” he wrote.
Raw Honey can boost your performance and endurance levels and reduce muscle fatigue. This is thanks to the perfect combination of glucose and fructose in honey. The glucose is absorbed quickly by the body and gives an immediate energy boost, whereas the fructose is absorbed more slowly, thus providing sustained energy. This combo also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Raw Honey has also been shown to increase antibodies and fight inflammation.
TOP TIP: Take a spoonful of honey in the morning for a boost better than coffee!
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