The best course of action for treating chronic fatigue syndrome is a comprehensive treatment plan that includes a nutrition and diet program, exercise and physical activity, and effective stress reduction. Stress reduction is especially important, because feeling overstressed will make your adrenals work overtime, and only makes you feel tired. Because chronic fatigue is so connected to your stress levels, learning to reduce your stress will not only pick up your mood, it will help boost your immune system as well.
Your program starts with self-acceptance and being nonjudgmental. You may be wondering, What About Me? How and why did this happen to me? Good questions deserve good answers. As a matter of fact, the answers you provide yourself may help you move from feeling chronically fatigued to steadily balanced and energized. The What About Me? section will take you through a series of questions and contemplations to help you better understand the subtle dynamics at work contributing to your fatigue.
The Right Treatment
Your treatment starts with a complete physical examination. In this way you and your doctor are working with the facts and are better able to create the best possible program for you. To turn chronic fatigue around, it is equally important that your treatment goal be not just about feeling better, but also about learning how to balance your energy on all levels—physical, mental, and emotional. This means gaining a realistic understanding of your own energy economy and usage. It’s like “going green” on the inside—conserving and restoring your inner energy, rather than squandering it, so that you don’t just have enough energy, but plenty in reserve.