Acupuncture Found Effective in Treating Tiredness and Low Energy
Tiredness and low energy are common problems today. People are said to experience fatigue when they cannot effectively manage daily activities and responsibilities while allowing time for their health. Many feel continually fatigued. Acute or chronic, fatigue can lead to exhaustion and constant low energy. Fatigue is not improved with sleep and can impair functioning and quality of life.
Fatigue can arise from a weak body constitution, underlying disease, over working, and an unbalanced diet. A weak body constitution can arise from inborn factors or illness. Lifestyle and work are also major factors as too much can lead to physical and mental exhaustion. An unbalanced diet can harm our digestive tracts. All these can lead to deficiency of yin, yang, qi, and blood in various organs, causing us to be unwell and experience fatigue.
Dr. Weihui Li, Director at Acupuncture Herbs and Beyond, believes fatigue is associated with a weakness in the spleen and kidney. She goes on to explain that, “in TCM, the spleen is largely responsible for nutrition and metabolism while the kidney is in charge of innate essence and growth. Fatigue is often correlated to these two organs.“ Treatment at Acupuncture Herbs and Beyond can strengthen these weakened organs via herbal remedies and acupuncture.
Acupuncture Herbs and Beyond effectively treats fatigue and its symptoms, such as concentration difficulties, weakness, dizziness, sleep disturbances, irritability, anxiety, nervousness, and musculoskeletal pain.
Acupuncture can be utilized as a primary therapy alone or as a complementary therapy in a comprehensive fatigue management health care plan to alleviate fatigue and enhance overall health. Malfunctions in the endocrine, cardiovascular and digestive body systems that contribute to fatigue can also be treated with acupuncture.
Traditional Chinese medicine treats fatigue with a combination of modalities. Dr. Li may recommend Chinese herbs, massage therapy, dietary modification, and tai chi and other therapies, in addition to acupuncture.
While correcting the body imbalances causing fatigue, acupuncture also increases serotonin levels, a natural chemical that aids sleep. Acupuncture improves mood, strengthens the immune system and treats acute and chronic pain conditions that may contribute to fatigue.
If you experience acute or chronic fatigue that is not relieved by adequate rest, an appointment at Acupuncture Herbs and Beyond is recommended. If you are already on a conventional course of treatment for fatigue, Dr. Li assures, “There are many patients who are taking Western medications and using TCM at the same time to complement the treatments.”