Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Managing “Blood” Deficiency

Managing "Blood" Deficiency

A 45year old woman came to my office suffering severe vertigo and anxiety since giving birth to her first child. She was taking western medication to help manage her symptoms, however her episodes continued. My Findings During her physical exam, her face, wrists and hands were pale. Her pulse was deep, had little strength and her blood pressure was 95/65mm Hg (low). After more tests, I concluded her primary problem was “Blood Deficiency”. Blood tests pick up information that indicate anaemia, red and white blood cell counts and more. However, they often miss signs of an overall Blood deficiency that

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Managing Chronic Fatigue With Chinese Medicine

Managing Chronic Fatigue With Chinese Medicine

As many as 2% of Australians experience chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) each year. CFS is a severe, long-lasting type of fatigue. There are no known disorders explaining it in a western medical framework. Currently there are no western medical treatment for CFS. How is CFS diagnosed?  Unexplained fatigue plus the following factors are used as a guide: Severe fatigue for six months or more Fatigue that isn’t due to exercise or improved by rest Reduced ability to perform daily activities Sore throat, low grade fever, and enlarged painful lymph nodes Muscle, abdominal, multi-joint pain New onset and severity of headaches Difficultly

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