Hope for ME Sufferers?
by Pauline Walters
MA, KFRP, Dip FCT, Kinesiologist & Field Control Therapist
Most readers will be familiar with the illness chronic fatigue and ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) and will probably know someone who has been diagnosed with either of these debilitating conditions. Sufferers frequently report flu-like symptoms in the first instance, including sore throat, headaches, nausea, abdominal pain, bowel problems, muscular pain with acutely tender spots in shoulders, arms and thighs, muscular weakness, dizziness and night sweats. Core symptoms develop which can include overwhelming tiredness, muscular, neurological, digestive, mental and emotional symptoms, allergies, sleep and speech difficulties.
Thankfully, sufferers are being taken more seriously, but often the only advice offered is to rest.
So what is going on? Recent research conducted by The Institute of Optimum Nutrition suggests that these illnesses are a product of 21st century living with its anti-nutrient exposure, chemical and environmental toxins, poor diet with excess sugar, carbohydrates and alcohol, poor digestion, poor detoxification, hormone imbalance, immune dysfunction and chronic stress. Once immunity is compromised, opportunist infections can then take hold, depleting energy even further.
Increasingly, I am approached by ME/Chronic Fatigue sufferers who want to take an active role in their recovery process and are looking for help and answers.
To find out how Pauline can help you visit the Kinesiology & Field Control Therapy page in our Therapies section or call The Castle Clinic Tel: 0115 9472263
Last changed: Jan 09 2009 at 5:25 PM