Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia
Learn how Naturopathic Doctors approach Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia. Many people seek alternative medical advice because of the inability of conventional medicine to appropriately treat the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. As naturopathic doctors we approach the individual as a whole and take into account all symptoms to get to the underlying cause of the illness, our success rate is extremely high for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Dr. Wang's program to recover from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia is complex and individualized. There are a number of factors that contribute to the genesis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia. Many of our patients, despite suffering with immense fatigue for many years recover surprisingly quickly. Our program includes heavy metal chelation, liver detoxification, immune strengthening, adrenal and thyroid balance and support, and natural hormone replacement if necessary.
Diagnosis Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is made if a person has met the 2 following criteria:
Have severe chronic fatigue of six months or longer duration with other known medical conditions excluded by clinical diagnosis, and concurrently have four or more of the following symptoms:
- substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration
- sore throat
- tender lymph nodes
- muscle pain
- multi-joint pain without swelling or redness
- headaches of a new type, pattern or severity
- unrefreshing sleep
- post-exertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours.
The symptoms must have persisted or recurred during six or more consecutive months of illness and must not have predated the fatigue.
- Infectious Agents
- Mitochondrial Problems
- EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus)
- Human Herpes Virus
- Human Retrovirus
- Candida Albicans
- Lyme Disease
- Accumulation of Heavy Metals
- Difficulty with detoxification of environmental chemicals
- Immune deficicency
- Hypothalamic-Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis
- Neurally Mediated Hypotension
- Nutritional Deficiency
- Food Sensitivities
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
As you can tell from the list of possible causes of Chronic Fatigue syndrome your naturopathic doctor often acts as a detective to identify the cause of your fatigue. Luckily our success rate with chronic fatigue syndrome and its related Fibromyalgia is extremely high and our patients are back in action very quickly. All patients should expect to have an increase in energy level and decrease in muscle pain within the first 3 weeks of treatment. We do not simply mask the symptoms of any illness, but if symptoms are keeping you from optimal functioning, we do treat symptomatically while getting to the underlying cause of the illness. Our approach includes detoxification, food sensitivity desensitization, blood sugar balancing, herbs for anti-virals if needed, nutritional support for adrenal balancing and homeopathy for healing. You will find as we work together that your energy will be greater than it has ever been and that you are sleeping deeper and waking feeling more rested.