Chronic fatigue (CFS) is a debilitating disorder where the patient is plagued by overwhelming fatigue. Symptoms include chronic exhaustion, joint pains, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, and glandular swelling. Common cause is unknown, and is often frustrating for sufferers. Modern medicine has very little answers and mostly prescribes rest. When pressed, they may prescribe stimulants.
The natural perspective of chronic fatigue is generally a stress response in over-achieving and perfectionist women; statistically those who are executive women in their 30s to 50s experience symptoms. This may also cause hypersensitivity to environmental conditions, often emotionally caused.
What you can do naturally is to start by cleaning up your diet, making sure you are free of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and diet products. Homeopathy and cell salts are often indicated because of hypersensitivity as they do not interact with other medications and are non-toxic.
Herbs for Chronic Fatigue
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Mood Formula – herbs used traditionally to nourish the nervous system and relieve stress. Contains: lemon balm, hops, mistletoe, bitter orange, peppermint, valerian.
Herbs that support the immune system:
You may take one capsule each Schizandra, Passion flower, Echinacea, Astragalus and Licorice twice a day. You may add 2 capsules of each Reishi and Miatake mushrooms 3 times a day.
Schizandra – immune, respiratory and adrenal strengthening
Passion flower – nerves, stress
Echinacea Angustifolia – to modulate immune response
Astragalus – to shield the immune system
Licorice – adrenal function, protects the gastrointestinal tract
Reishi mushroom – super immune builder, reduces toxin loads
Maitake mushroom – antiviral properties
Cell Salts to Help With Chronic Fatigue
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc phos 6X – nervous breakdown from relationship stress or financial problems
#9 Nat mur 6X – deep grief which leads to exhaustion
#12 Silicea 6X – tendency to infections, thin weak cold people, shyness
Chronic Fatigue Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Alumina – nervous system exhaustion, inability to work, severe constipation, dull, dejected, speech mistakes, despair of getting well, suicidal.
Ammonium carb – nervous instability, pacing, blinking, exhausted to not talking. Heart and respiratory problems.
Arsenicum album – perfectionist, super clean and organized. Takes on too many projects. Wants to clean even when exhausted. Extreme restlessness.
Caladium – weakness with sexual dysfunction, and craving for tobacco. Impotence. Fearful, especially of catching diseases, nervousness, restlessness.
Calc carb – with obesity, must sleep with cold air. Nervous exhaustion from over work. Fears bad news. Sour sweat. Feels overwhelmed.
Carcinosin – overachiever, intense, takes on too many projects, very clean. Loves excitement. Restless and loves to travel.
Cinchona – with nerve oversensitivity and gastrointestinal problems. Nervous excitability, idealistic, touch. Imaginary problems. Nervous instability.
Conium – nervous and sexual dysfunction, emotional flatness, dull, superstitious. Breast, prostate, or problems with dizziness.
Ferrum metallicum – circulatory disorders, iron deficiencies, irritable, oversensitive and weak. Must walk slowly, sensitive to noise.
Gelsemium – flu-like symptoms, vision problems, fear of speaking in front of people. Muscle aches.
Graphites – despairs of small problems, obesity, skin problems. Weeps easily especially from music; changeable moods.
Lachesis – left-sided problems, doesn’t want anything tight around neck, talkative, verbally aggressive, jealous, left-sided problems. Emotional instability.
Nux vomica – exhausted form over work, compulsive, driven, impatient. Digestive problems. Stimulant abuse.
Phosphoric acid – from despair and grief; from loss of loved one or relationship. Mental exhaustion. Feels depressed and exhausted. Wants refreshing drinks.
Picricum acid – mental exhaustion, can’t concentrate or think clearly. Sexual over excitement.
Silicea – timid, exhausted, tendency to inflammation weak fingernails, and feels cold. Low stamina, lack of grit. Quiet and delicate.
Sulphuricum acid – exhausted from multiple projects. This is a hurried person. Environmental chemical sensitivity. Trembling from fatigue.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes