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2805, 2012

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By |May 28th, 2012|testimonials|Comments Off on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I met Dr Ashburner last year in when I took my daughter to see him regarding her knees, which had been troubling her for some time. During her appointment he asked me what was troubling me and I briefly explained that I was suffering from chronic exhaustion as well as tension and discomfort in my back and neck.

He told me that he was confident that he could assist me. At my first appointment he took a very thorough history and explained what his approach would be to the chronic fatigue. At this point I was willing to attempt any treatment that could help me regain some comfort in my body. Added energy would be a bonus.
I am a full time ballet teacher and mom to 2 young teenagers and my life is full of demands on my energy reserves.

Over the previous number of years I had struggled to honour all my commitments due to a constant feeling of flu-like illness, pain and discomfort, headaches and extreme exhaustion. Many visits to my G.P with general complaints of not feeling well had not uncovered any more than a chronic iron deficiency. I had 5 iron infusions to correct the deficiency, but even after that I was still suffering with very sore neck glands and a general feeling of fatigue.

Over the years I have also been on the Quantum machine, had kinesiology and chiropractic treatments as well as acupuncture.

Whilst all the earlier treatments had for a short while lightened my symptoms, none have made as big a difference to me as what osteopathy has.

Dr Ashburner has significantly changed my life for the better. I am so happy to no longer suffer any backache. My focus on […]

309, 2011

Osteopathy Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By |September 3rd, 2011|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Chronic Fatigue
When blood and lymphatics flow freely, the tissues can perform their physiologic functions without impedance. With the occurrence of trauma (physical or emotional), the tissues contract, twist, and compress. The fluid flow becomes obstructed. Micro-climates of underperfusion result, and are considered to be a significant contributor to the onset of disease. Osteopathic manipulation restores freedom in the tissues, normalizes fluid flow and thus inherent physiologic function (healing) follows.

Dr. A.T. Still M.D.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) which is a group of symptoms associated with unrelenting and debilitating fatigue. The profound weakness of CFS causes a persistent and substantial reduction in activity level. You feel too tired to do normal activities or are easily exhausted for no apparent reason.

There are many symptoms associated with chronic fatigue, but disabling fatigue and exhaustion are most prominent. Presence of at least four of the following symptoms concurrently may indicate CFS: Impaired short-term memory and concentration, frequent or recurring sore throat, headaches, pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness, unexplained muscle pain, enlarged/tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, unrefreshing sleep and extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise. All sufferers of this debilitating illness appear to have upper back problems, either through previous injury or chronic postural strain. It has been suggested that the chronic stiffness in this part of the spine leads to irritation of the sympathetic nervous system with which this area is closely linked.

Fatigue can be a symptom of many illnesses, such as infections or psychological disorders. In general, see your doctor if you have […]