Acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic fatigue refers to the persistent or recurrent episodes of six months or more as the main performance, accompanied by fever, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, neuropsychiatric symptoms and other non-specific symptoms of a syndrome. Pathogenesis of CFS is unknown, its production involves physical, mental activity over the long-term stress, that is the spirit of emotional overwork, leading to the human nervous, immune and endocrine systems regulate various disorders, fatigue-based clinical appear in a variety of tissue, organ dysfunction symptoms. CFS is modern medicine newly recognized disease, is also one of the medical profession at home and abroad in recent years, widespread concern an important issue, the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that chronic fatigue will become one of the main problems of human health in the 21st century. A research report from Australia, CFS incidence was 37.1 / 10 million, of which 40% of patients can not properly study and work.
Currently, CFS is no specific targeted therapy, acupuncture and good at adjusting the overall function in the clinical treatment has unique advantages, so there is a good prospect in the field of treatment of CFS. Acupuncture addition to a good analgesic effect, there are clear the meridians, regulate qi and blood and body fluids nerve, improve immune function, enhance the body to stimulate the mobility and disease resistance and other effects, not only on the symptoms of CFS are very adapt, but also prevent the occurrence of CFS, help the body to restore normal function. Acupuncture can improve the coronary circulation, improves ventricular function, to correct the arrhythmia. Modern research shows that acupuncture had no significant effect on normal heart, heart disease have a benign effect adjustment. Acupuncture on blood pressure have a two-way role in the regulation of blood pressure levels higher lowering effect on blood pressure levels are low, blood pressure can rise. Acupuncture for change enlargement of the liver and liver function has a good effect, can reduce transaminase and jaundice index; acupuncture gallbladder motility, secretion and excretion of bile obvious adjustments or enhancement. Acupuncture can increase lung capacity, respiratory effects and start rhythm is restored. Acupuncture by adjusting the nerves, relieve bronchial spasm, circulation and lungs function improved. Regulative effect of acupuncture on the kidney and urinary function activities, but also to adjust the tension of the bladder; so the enuresis, urinary incontinence, urinary retention and difficulty urinating have a good therapeutic effect.
As a new disease – fatigue syndrome, due to its high incidence is aroused the concern of the medical profession at home and abroad, but CFS etiology and pathogenesis has not been studied well, so far, no treatment effects CFS drug. Since the existing West Care Act has some side effects. Acupuncture has shown its remarkable effect. Can regulate the body’s organs, blood, yin and yang balance meridians, Regulating Emotions, rousing, modern research confirmed that acupuncture can regulate immune function, and adjust the neuroendocrine regulation of metabolism and so on, can be the body’s neuroendocrine immune network generates adjustment effect. Chinese medicine believes that CFS cause is due to the internal organs physiological function system can not be reconciled, yin and yang balance of internal body structures and mechanisms for the destruction of gasification, the use of acupuncture for CFS may produce a therapeutic effect.
From medical point of view, the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is divided into the following six types:
1. liver and spleen deficiency: lassitude, channeling pain, discomfort, melancholy or irritability, memory loss, sleep is not real, loose stools thin.
2. Heart deficiency type: mental fatigue, heart palpitations, forgetfulness, chest tightness, shortness of breath, more than a dream easy to wake up, poor complexion.
3. liver and kidney insufficiency: physical weakness, hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, dry mouth, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, dry stool, nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, irregular menstruation.
4. spleen and kidney yang deficiency: apathetic, waist and knee pain, drowsiness, lethargy, chills, cold limbs, eat less, loose stools, or nocturnal emission, impotence, loss of libido.
5. Cardiopulmonary Deficiency: mental fatigue, physical weakness, shortness of breath, unwilling to speak, love sweating after eating, drowsiness, dizziness, forgetfulness, body heat, occur or worsen after exertion.
6. false positive exogenous type: fever, cold, itchy throat discomfort or slight pain, headache, muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes.
Acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue points:baihui, yintang, tanzhong, qihai, xuehai, geshu, guanyuan, zusanli, sanyinjiao. It can also be based on clinical symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Again matching other treatment points. Liver and spleen deficiency, optional treatment points:pishu, taichong, yanglingquan. Heart deficiency type, optional additional treatment points:xinshu, pishu, shenmen, neiguan. Liver and kidney insufficiency, increased therapeutic selectable points；shenshu, guanyuan, taixi, zhaohai. Spleen and kidney yang, optional additional treatment points：mingmen, dahe. Cardiopulmonary Deficiency, optional additional treatment points:zhongfu. False positive exogenous type, optional additional treatment points：fengchi, dazhui. Information about the acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome , please visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.