Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

According to Yoga therapy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS), or CFS an illness characterized by profound tiredness, regardless of bed rest, is a purely psychosomatic syndrome. The condition is also known as "yuppie flu," Picture yourself feeling fine when you wake up, but at the end of the day, you feel like you have been hit by a bad case of the flu.

In fact, you experience fatigue too severe to get out of bed even.


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Besides, almost all your muscles and joints hurt, you have a severe headache, your throat is itchy and you can't even think very clear. A lot of these symptoms continue to persist, even after 6 months. CFS not just affects a person's physical status, it can also upset his / her social, family and work life.

Just try answering these questions, for a moment.

  1. Have you felt exhausted (fatigued) for long, i.e. over six months. This despite the fact that you're getting adequate rest and aren't overworked either?
  2. Has your medical practitioner not been able to lay a finger on sicknesses that might explain your condition?
  3. Do you feel your work output is less than half compared to before, and just on account of feeling fatigued?

  4. Do you suffer health conditions that keep returning or don't heal for six months or more with four or more of the above signs and symptoms?

Management techniques for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Yoga therapy postulates that making wise use of one's available energy resources is the best thing that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) sufferers can do. This, in fact, is something they need to learn. For this it is important to set priorities with regard to what should to be done as against what one would like to see done.

Oftentimes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) sufferers suffer from indigestion problem. This could call for a change in diet. For upset sleep patterns, Yoga therapy can be of immense help. Many a time, physical and occupational therapists help find suitable solutions to reduce pain, enhance mobility and avert de-conditioning.

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