Does acupuncture treat chronic fatigue?

It can help. Acupuncture can help with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, improve mood and increase an overall sense of well being. It can also treat headaches, joint pain, muscle pain . All these symptoms can be associated with cfs.

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Has anyone had real success in treating chronic fatigue symptoms with acupuncture?

Yes. Yes, I have had several patients improve their chronic fatigue symptoms with acupuncture. The kidney / bladder circuits and ming men channels are very helpful. Read more...
Part of the plan. Acupuncture, along with exercise, proper nutrition, and stress reduction can be part of a program to decrease chronic fatigue symptoms. There is no one magic answer when the other pieces of the puzzle are not in place. Ruling out other systemic causes or contributers should be done as well (by your doctor). Read more...

My Dr thinks I have chronic fatigue syndrome. Have tried many antidepressants, exercise, accupuncture etc. But nothing works. Is this actually CFS?

Reasons for Fatigue. There are many reasons for fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome is one and it is difficult to diagnose. Approx. 80 % of our health issues are lifestyle related. Think about your lifestyle and see if it needs to be adjusted, e.g., sleep, diet, exercise, relationships, etc. Check with your doc. He or she can do an exam and some blood work to help clarify things. Dipsacus is natural product for CFS. Read more...
CFS. Great input from Dr. Seif. The fact that these different treatments did not reverse your symptoms is not in and of itself- proof that you don't have CFS. However, have you been fully evaluated for causes of your fatigue? Read more...

Dr. Recc. Accupuncture. I have osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, chronic fatigue despite CPAP usage. Have you seen evidence of benefit? Describe?

Get the point? The fact that the practice of acupuncture has been around for about 2000 years pretty much validates the evidence of being beneficial. Despite the results of a multitude of studies designed to validate the benefits, patients still seek help and are thankful for the relief received from acupuncturists. Read more...
Benefits. Yes, Although acupuncture is not likely to be a "cure" for your specific medical problems, there is a good likelihood that it would be a beneficial adjunct to your treatment. It is beneficial for sleep disturbances, pain and decreased range of motion with arthritis/ osteoarthritis and can help with chronic fatigue. Read more...