The treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME, CFS) with Acupuncture


Chief-complaint: Lack of Energy

Western-diagnosis: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

Medical-history: Female, 27 years old. History of depression, took citalopram (an antidepressant) a few years ago

Frequently tired with low energy
Achy limbs and joints
Has to sleep in afternoon
Frequent frontal headaches
Dry skin
Floaters in vision
Dizzy on standing
Normally feels cold
Achy lower back
All symptoms worse for stress

Pulse: Pulse thin, deep and weak. Kidney positions very weak.

Tongue: Moist, slightly swollen and pale. Bright pale face.

CM-diagnosis: Qi and Blood Deficiency, some Kidney yang deficiency

Treatment-principle: Tonify Qi, Blood and Kidney yang

Point-prescription: St36
Ren6 needle plus moxa stick
Yintang if feeling stressed

Herb-prescription: None

Lifestyle-prescription: Keep warm, eat warm easily digestible foods.

Results: Began to feel more energy straight away. After 4 treatments she was having to sleep less in the afternoon. After 8 treatments she hardly ever had to sleep in the afternoon and had much more energy. Also felt less cold and ached less.

Synopsis: 27 year old female ME sufferer diagnosed with Qi and Blood deficiency. Treated with acupuncture and moxa, with good results.

  • Neil Kingham
  • Lic.Ac Lic.TuiNa
  • Bristol Acupuncture, Tui Na and Chinese Nutrition
  • Enso, 190 Cheltenham Rd
  • Bristol
  • Avon
  • BS6 5RB
  • UK
  • 07985916114
  • Integration of different strands of Chinese medicine.
  • Last modified: January 12, 2010  Tags:  В·  Posted in: Metabolic, Neurological