what is chronic fatigue syndrome?A disease characterised by profound fatigue, sleep abnormalities, pain and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion.Chronic fatigue syndrome occurs more commonly in women. The cause of this condition is unknown but may include environmental or genetic factors.The main symptom is fatigue for over six months. The fatigue often worsens with activity but doesn’t improve with rest.There is no cure or approved treatment for this condition. However, some symptoms can be treated or managed to provide relief.
Ayurveda View of fatigue syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also a result of the accumulation of Ama in the body. Therefore it is a combination of imbalanced Vata (and Pitta) Dosha and accumulated Ama. Ayurveda suggests that fatigue is caused due to low gastric fire and weakness of the liver.
What is the Cause of fatigue syndrome?
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, although there are many theories — ranging from viral infections to psychological stress. Some experts believe chronic fatigue syndrome might be triggered by a combination of factors. There’s no single test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Symptoms of fatigue syndromeSymptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)
- sleep problems.
- muscle or joint pain.
- a sore throat or sore glands that are not swollen.
- problems thinking, remembering or concentrating.
- flu-like symptoms.
- feeling dizzy or sick.
- fast or irregular heartbeats (heart palpitations)
Ayurvedic Treatment of fatigue syndromeThe Ayurvedic line of CFS treatment envisages the balancing of Vata dosha and enhancing Agni. Treatments include Deepana pachana therapy, Srotho sodhanam, and Balyakara therapy. Abhyangam, Navarakkizhi, Siropichu, Thalam , Thala pothichil etc. Panchakarma therapy such as Mathravasthy, Nasyam as per the conditions.
Home Remedies for fatigue syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome goes beyond general tiredness and impacts your days, mood, and energy. Here are the best natural options for treating this often misunderstood health condition.
Take 600 to 900 milligrams of a valerian extract standardized to 0.4 per cent valeric acids an hour before bed. The valerian helps you get a good night’s sleep, which also helps fight fatigue. To treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), take the herb nightly for at least two months.
Products such as Emerald Green and Synergy contain powdered greens, usually in the form of grasses (such as wheat or barley grass) and green vegetables such as spinach. Many of these supplements contain the antioxidant equivalent of six or more servings of fruits and vegetables.
Some people with CFS tend to have abnormally low blood pressure. If you’re one of them, and your symptoms include mostly fatigue—not pain—this supplement may help with energy levels. The herb contains an anti-inflammatory compound that increases sodium levels in the blood, which usually leads to higher blood pressure. Take 500 milligrams, two to three times a day.