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Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
A Randomized, Sham-controlled Trial With Single-blinded Design

by Siu-Man Ng, PhD; Yan-Mun Yiu, PhD
Content is courtesy of Alternative Therapies In Health & Medicine

ABSTRACT

Context: Given that the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is believed to be multidimensional, interventions generally have been nonspecific and typically produce only mild to moderate effects. In medical practice, treatment for CFS remains largely symptomatic. Preliminary evidence of the efficacy of acupuncture for CFS is available, but the field has lacked high-quality trials.

Objective: The research team conducted the study to determine the efficacy of acupuncture for CFS. read more…

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A Program Consisting of a Phytonutrient-rich Medical Food and an Elimination Diet Ameliorated Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Promoted Toxicelement Detoxification in a Pilot Trial

Joseph J. Lamb, MD; Veera R. Konda, PhD; David W. Quig, PhD; Anuradha Desai, PhD; Deanna M. Minich, PhD; Lincoln Bouillon, MS, MBA;
Jyh-Lurn Chang, PhD; Alex Hsi, MPH; Robert H. Lerman, MD, PhD; Jacob Kornberg, MD; Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD; Matthew L. Tripp, PhD

Abstract
Chronic conditions like fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivity significantly affect the quality of life in a sizeable proportion of the population. FM, characterized by morning stiffness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and widespread pain, is estimated to affect 3.4% of women and 0.5% of men in the United States.1 FM represents a read more…

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Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Abstract
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and its often simultaneously present cousin, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), are common names for an overlapping spectrum of disabling syndromes. It is estimated that FMS alone affects three to six million Americans, causing more disability than rheumatoid arthritis, and later research suggests a prevalence of CFS/FMS and/or disabling fatigue ranging from 7.3% to 12.9% across different countries.1,2 The majority of patients I see in clinical practice who have FMS also have CFS.3 Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), pain caused by a localized area of muscle shortening, often shares many of the same underlying metabolic read more…

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Effective Treatment Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

OVERVIEW
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and its often simultaneously present cousin, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), are common names for an overlapping spectrum of disabling syndromes. It is estimated that FMS alone affects three to six million Americans, causing more disability than rheumatoid arthritis, and later research suggests a prevalence of CFS/FMS and/or disabling fatigue ranging from 7.3% to 12.9% across different countries.1,2 The majority of patients I see in clinical practice who have FMS also have CFS.3 Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), pain caused by a localized area of muscle shortening, often shares many of the same read more…

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