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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is also known as a yuppie, chronic Burkitt lymphoma virus (EBV), chronic mononuclear leukaemia, and so on. It is a disease in which the body has symptoms of chronic fatigue. The specific definition is long-term (continuously more than 6 months) unexplained intensity fatigue or physical discomfort.

1. Psychological aspects

In patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, sometimes psychological abnormalities appear earlier than physical symptoms, and they are more conspicuous. Most of the manifestations are depression, anxiety or irritability, irritability, emotional instability, bad temper, confusion of thoughts, slow response, decreased memory, inability to concentrate, lack of confidence in doing things, and indecision.

2. Physical aspect

Body shape: The body shape of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome is often thin and fat. It should be said that most of them are body wasting, but it cannot be ruled out that a few may show obesity. The latter type of chronic fatigue syndrome is not uncommon in modern society. Facial appearance is mostly premature ageing, dull complexion, facial wrinkles or pigment spots appear prematurely; limb skin is rough, dry, and more desquamated; nails lose their normal smoothness and lustre; hair falls off, smudge, Easily Broken, lost light.

3. Movement system

The whole body is exhausted, the limbs are weak, the entire body is unwell, and the activities are slow. Sometimes cold-like symptoms such as myalgia, joint pain, etc. may appear. If it takes a long time and accumulates for several months or years, the performance is particularly obvious, and there may be a sense of serious illness.

4. Digestive system

It was mainly manifested as loss of appetite, and lack of appetite for various foods, especially greasy ones. No hunger, sometimes a partial eclipse, indigestion, abdominal distension after eating; changes in stool shape, constipation, dryness or increased stool frequency, etc.

5. Nervous system

Shows a lack of energy or nervousness, often dizziness, insomnia, palpitation, irritability, etc. in the early stage; in the later stage, it manifests as lack of sleep, dreaminess, night terrors, early awakening, insomnia, etc., even lethargy, lethargy, laziness, memory loss, And other symptoms.

6. The genitourinary system

Accompanied by mental disorders, urinary symptoms such as frequent urination and urgency can occur. In addition, people who are extremely tired are most likely to foam when urinating in the container, and the foam stays for a long time. Reproductive system symptoms include spermatorrhea, impotence, premature ejaculation, and loss of libido in men; irregular menstruation or premature amenorrhea, and frigidity in women. In the long run, infertility may occur.

7. Sensory system aspect

In the visual system, it is mainly manifested as eye pain, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light; in the auditory system, it is mainly manifested as tinnitus and hearing loss.

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can be used for the internal treatment of this symptom, External treatments include acupuncture and massage.

TCM modalities like acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and moxibustion, can help relieve fatigue, depression, mental fogginess, poor sleep, and other symptoms of CFS. If you or someone you love has been feeling exhausted for months without improvement, it may be time to consider trying acupuncture for chronic fatigue.

慢性疲劳综合症 慢性疲勞綜合症


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