Acupuncture For Chronic Fatigue And Post Viral Syndrome

For many years now, I have spe­cial­ised in us­ing acu­punc­ture for treat­ing chron­ic fa­tigue and post vir­al syn­drome in teen­agers and adults.

In this video, I dis­cuss how I use Japanese acu­punc­ture for these de­bil­it­at­ing con­di­tions as well as for oth­er forms of fa­tigue.

I have been very for­tu­nate in that 20 years ago I came in­to con­tact with a mas­ter acu­punc­ture prac­ti­tion­er in Japan, who took the time and made the ef­fort to teach me some acu­punc­ture tech­niques to help people who are suf­fer­ing from chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome or post vir­al syn­drome.

This is such a de­bil­it­at­ing con­di­tion – oth­er­wise healthy people hav­ing dif­fi­culty get­ting out of bed, even to go to the toi­let. Even Olympic Gold Medal ath­letes such as Emma Snowsill, World Champion Tri-Athlete, have suffered from chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome and sought my help through the use of Japanese acu­punc­ture.

In the case of Leroy, he had been suf­fer­ing from chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome for 18 years. His life was on a string.

Another pa­tient who comes to mind who I worked with in the early part of this cen­tury was Alistair Lynch, a fam­ous Australian Football League (AFL) play­er. He had in­cred­ible dif­fi­culty play­ing more than 20 minutes in a 120 minutes game.

I am really happy to say that in all these situ­ations – Emma’s, Leroy’s and Alistair’s situ­ation – I was suc­cess­ful in us­ing acu­punc­ture to treat their chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome. Emma has gone on to win a num­ber of triath­lons af­ter hav­ing acu­punc­ture treat­ment for her chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome. Leroy has a lovely fam­ily and is op­er­at­ing an in­cred­ibly suc­cess­ful busi­ness in au­dio and sound en­gin­eer­ing. Alistair Lynch, who had nev­er won a premi­er­ship in any sport at any point in his life, went on to win three National Australian Rules Premierships with the Brisbane Lions.

I would say that each of these in­di­vidu­als would ac­know­ledge the im­port­ant role that Japanese acu­punc­ture played in help­ing them to re­cov­er and once again to go on to per­form at an elite level, wheth­er it be in busi­ness or in sport.

In an­other case, Isaac who had suffered from Ross River Fever, which is a mosquito-born vir­us, moved in­to chron­ic fa­tigue. His limbs ached all the time, he had dif­fi­culty in do­ing any­thing. He was an elite level bas­ket­baller, still in high school. This boy was in big trouble. Some three weeks af­ter he com­menced acu­punc­ture treat­ment, there was no need to see him fur­ther. He has, how­ever, come in once a month for a main­ten­ance acu­punc­ture treat­ment to en­sure that his im­mune sys­tem main­tains in­teg­rity and to avoid re­lapsing in­to chron­ic fa­tigue.

One of the tricky things about chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome is that, if the per­son doesn’t main­tain good, strong, vi­tal health, then the po­ten­tial to re­lapse in­to chron­ic fa­tigue is there. I’m happy to say that all the pa­tients that I have treated for chron­ic fa­tigue, that I have main­tained con­tact with, have en­joyed really good health and have not re­lapsed in­to chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome.

I love treat­ing people with these con­di­tions be­cause the Western mod­el of medi­cine has very little to of­fer. It gives me a great deal of sat­is­fac­tion to provide some form of re­lief and some meth­od­o­logy to im­prove the health of people who have been knocked over, lit­er­ally, by a vir­us and have gone in­to chron­ic fa­tigue or post vir­al syn­drome.

So if you are suf­fer­ing from chron­ic fa­tigue syn­drome or post vir­al syn­drome, please con­sider Japanese acu­punc­ture for these con­di­tions and pop in­to my acu­punc­ture clin­ic – I am sure you will be very happy with the res­ult.