A "syndrome" is a medical term to indicate a group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms. (Oxford Living Dictionary)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as:
The most widely referenced diagnostic criteria and definition of CFS for research and clinical purposes was published in 1994 by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC currently recommends the following criteria for diagnosis:
Additionally, one of the following symptoms must be present:
Other common symptoms may include:
Feel lacklustered after exercise, or been diagnosed by your GP with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and are looking at some other options to help you regain your energy?
It is estimated that 20,000 New Zealanders suffer from CFS.
It is likely a combination of genes, and environmental factors, stress, nutrition, compromised Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis or compromised immune system all play a role, resulting in the inability of your cells to produce enough energy for the body to sustain everyday activity.
As symptoms worsen the lack of cellular energy begins to compromise essential bodily functions such as digestion, respiration, brain function and all number of symptoms can appear.
Upon diagnosis of SEID by a GP a typical recommendation in New Zealand will be
The study these recommendations are based has since been reviewed, and the results brought into question.
At Global Health Clinics, a chronic fatigue specialist centre in Auckland, we aim to support the body to get back to health, to free up energy so your body can concentrate on healing and recovery.
You first have a Cell Wellbeing™ Hair Analysis, which assess 800 factors in 20 minutes. Then you are then given a comprehensive programme to address the factors that are highlighted by the assessment. This may include diet, exercise, relaxation tools, emotional therapy, supplements, and environmental and diet factors to avoid.
Finally, you have the option of support with a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month plan that includes a comprehensive range of therapies and treatments, such as our popular HOCATT™ Ozone Spa, mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT), Ajna Light™, and our Swiss Bioptron Light™. We will also support you with follow-up Health Coaching sessions to see how you are progressing, and to help you achieve your vitality goals.
We know what it feels like to be constantly tired, and we have found solutions that may help you. Call us today on (09) 488 0208 to find out more. Or book for a comprehensive assessment and recovery programme by clicking the button below.