Acupuncture for M.E. and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This week (6-12 May) is M.E. Awareness Week.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a chronic, fluctuating illness affecting 250,000 people in the UK. It may be diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). M.E. symptoms may include persistent exhaustion, muscle and/or joint pain, sleep disturbance, feeling ’flu-like and having problems with memory and concentration.

Acupuncture can help with many of the symptoms of ME or CFS. It can boost energy as well as helping with specific symptoms such as muscle stiffness, insomnia, temperature control, headaches and anxiety

There is further information on how acupuncture can help on various M.E. or CFS support websites such as Beat CFS or Action for ME. The British Acupuncture Council fact sheet gives information on how acupuncture can help as well as providing the evidence

If you would like to find out more please call me for a chat

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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