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Acupuncture, Treatment for Chronic Fatigue

Updated: Aug 10

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Acupuncture, Treatment for Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is a medical condition characterized by persistent fatigue that cannot be attributed to any underlying medical condition. The condition is often difficult to diagnose, and scientists are still investigating its causes and possible treatments. One of the alternative treatments that have gained increased attention in recent years is acupuncture.

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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body in acupuncture points. The goal of acupuncture is to balance the flow of energy and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. Over the years, many studies have attempted to investigate the potential benefits of acupuncture, in particular the treatment of chronic fatigue.

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One study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2013 investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing fatigue in women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The study consisted of a randomized controlled trial in which participants received either acupuncture or a placebo treatment. The results showed that the women who received acupuncture reported significantly reduced levels of fatigue compared to those who received the placebo treatment.

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Another study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009 examined the effects of acupuncture on brain activity in patients with CFS. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure changes in brain activity before and after acupuncture treatment. The results showed that acupuncture had a significant impact on brain activity, suggesting that it may help correct imbalances in the nervous system that contribute to chronic fatigue.

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While these studies suggest that acupuncture may be a promising treatment for chronic fatigue, acupuncture is not a cure for chronic fatigue. As acupuncture is an alternative treatment, it's important to speak with a healthcare provider like your general practitioner (GP) and find a reputable acupuncturist in your area before starting acupuncture therapy.

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Chronic fatigue is a debilitating medical condition that can significantly impact a person's quality of life. While conventional treatments such as medication and exercise have been used to manage symptoms, some patients have turned to alternative therapies such as acupuncture. Although studies suggest that acupuncture may aid in reducing fatigue in CFS patients. As with any medical condition, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider and explore all available treatment options. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post. If you have any more questions or concerns check out our Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find these help to answer most people's questions.

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