Chronic Fatigue

Alternative Medicine & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Alternative Medicine & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The main symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is extreme tiredness or fatigue which cannot be remedied with sleep. Women are considerably more prone to CFS than men, especially if they are overweight or inactive. Allergies, depression and environmental factors may also play a role, along with stress which can compromise the immune system.

Diagnosing chronic fatigue can be difficult because the symptoms of CFS are very similar to those of other conditions and there is very limited testing available. For this reason, patients may be diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Lyme disease, lupus or other conditions in which fatigue plays a role.

Once it has been properly diagnosed, various treatment options are available. Conventional medicine offers solutions such as antidepressants and sleeping pills but many people do not want to face a potential lifetime of reliance on prescription medication and so turn to alternative medicine instead.

Common Chronic Fatigue Symptoms

The symptoms of CFS vary and depend on its severity.

Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Extreme tiredness, which has lasted for about six months
  • Muscle ache
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Memory loss
  • Unrefreshed sleep
  • Sore throat
  • Tender lymph nodes.

Alternative Medicine Treatment for CFS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can mimic other conditions and so it is important to test for things such as thyroid function, anemia, Lyme disease and so on. If these all look normal then a practitioner can be left with no answers for what may be causing the fatigue.

Treatment options for CFS in conventional medicine may include prescription sleep aids to try to alleviate the fatigue, antidepressants because people with chronic fatigue often become depressed at having to constantly deal with pain and pain medication to mask the pain.

Changes in lifestyle and diet may also be recommended such as reducing stress, carefully measuring physical activity and eating healthy foods.

At LifeWorks Wellness Center, before CFS treatment options are considered, the patient will be evaluated to determine the subtle imbalances that are probably occurring and causing the issues. A functional evaluation will be performed by the practitioner, to help to determine cause(s) of the exhaustion. These may include chronic virus, thyroid issues, adrenal exhaustion and even dysfunction at the cellular level where the “energy” that runs the body is produced.

The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are very varied and can differ from person to person. For this reason, all treatment programs at LifeWorks are individualized based on what is needed.

Safe & Natural Chronic Fatigue Treatment

LifeWorks Wellness Center is recognized as a leading natural health clinics in the US. At our alternative medicine clinic we have been successfully treating chronic fatigue syndrome, with many of our patients regaining their energy. Since few doctors & physicians offer natural treatments for CFS, our patients come from all over the world to receive effective all natural treatment.

We have helped many patients regain their health and vitality and would love to help you too.

To become a patient, or for more information, feel free to call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web inquiry with your request. We look forward to seeing & treating you at our alternative medicine clinic.

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Dr. Minkoff

About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.