Most Americans are so o o o tired and run down that a new medical term was coined calling this phenomenon “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that this debilitating disorder is “characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity.”
The CDC states Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) affects 1 million Americans, or 17% of All Americans. I suspect that this “Syndrome” primarily affects citizens of Westernized nations where relaxation is not part of the national vernacular. (For example, in France, and other UK nations have a 35 hour work week and have built in nap times during their day. The rate of CFS in Germany and France is only .01 %. (source: http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/c/chronic_fatigue_syndrome/stats-country.htm)
Furthermore, CFS afflicts women at a rate of 4:1 than it does men. I think this is due because men don’t go doctors as often as women, and women have a more difficult time shutting down and relaxing. More people in their 40’s and 50’s suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome than any other age group.
Currently, western medicine has no objective (lab, MRI, etc) testing available to diagnose CFS. A diagnosis of CFS is based on medical history and symptoms. AND – no surprise – There is no cure for CFS. Western based medical treatment of this condition is provided by treating the individual symptoms. The CDC says that treatment for CFS should be based on a combination of therapies that address symptoms, coping techniques and managing normal daily activities.
Western medicine is missing the obvious – that you need to look at the body as a whole. Energy production is a whole body activity and needs to be addressed in that manner. We might get different answers if we look at this issue of energy in terms of supply and demand. Either we are burning up our fuel faster than we are making it, or our energy factory is broken, or a combination of both
‘Fatigue is the symptom that arises when energy demands exceed energy delivery/production’ – Dr. William Kebler
When viewing fatigue from this perspective, we can utilize Kinesiology, functional blood testing and other measuring modalities, to identify stresses and deficiencies on the body that prevent energy production and energy flow.
We can then identify the appropriate therapy to renew proper energy flow. Imagine several people stepping on a water hose buried a few inches under the ground. The water will only trickle out at the other end despite the faucet opened fully.
A better way to look at Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue is by using the following approach:
There are 2 ways to explore this condition:
- Your body is not producing enough energy or
Causes of a body which is not producing enough energy:
- Blocked energy channels
- Lack of essential vitamins / minerals
- Lack of sleep
- Feeding the body the wrong “fuel”
- Thyroid hypofunction / Thyroid issues
- Not enough air / oxygen
- Your body is extending too much energy.
A patient’s body is extending too much energy due to:
- Emotions / Anxiety
Dr. Jeffrey Benton and his staff at the Light Touch Healing Center has successfully treated patients suffering from CFS with a holistic approach for over a decade. Dr. Benton’s holistic approach to treating fatigue is centered on the following causes of CFS.
Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Benton to discuss a holistic treatment plan that will help get your life back on track.
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