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Acupuncture for the Treatment of Fatigue

Posted Aug 02 2010 2:03pm

People experience fatigue when they cannot effectively manage daily activities and responsibilities while allowing time for their health. Many feel continually fatigued. Acute or chronic, fatigue can lead to exhaustion and constant low energy. Fatigue is not improved with sleep and can impair functioning and quality of life.

Fatigue may be caused by physical inactivity, poor nutrition, an imbalanced wake-sleep cycle, depression, stress, or smoking. Acupuncture effectively treats fatigue and its symptoms, such as concentration difficulties, weakness, dizziness, sleep disturbances, irritability, anxiety, nervousness, and musculoskeletal pain.

Acupuncture can be utilized as a primary therapy alone or as a complementary therapy in a comprehensive fatigue management health care plan to alleviate fatigue and enhance overall health. Malfunctions in the endocrine, cardiovascular and digestive body systems that contribute to fatigue can also be treated with acupuncture.

Traditional Chinese medicine treats fatigue with a combination of modalities. Your acupuncture physician may recommend Chinese herbs, massage therapy, dietary modification, and tai chi and other movement therapies, in addition to acupuncture.

While correcting the body imbalances causing fatigue, acupuncture also increases serotonin levels, a natural chemical that aids sleep. Acupuncture improves mood, strengthens the immune system and treats acute and chronic pain conditions that may contribute to fatigue.
If you experience acute or chronic fatigue that is not relieved by adequate rest, acupuncture is recommended. Therapy for fatigue may incorporate overexertion prevention and stress management.

For information about affordable acupuncture for the treatment of fatigue call Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician, at (305) 595-9500.

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