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Article: Verywell :Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; What Research Shows

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Sly Saint, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Not a recommendation

    I haven't been through the scientific links in this article but I suspect that the 'evidence' maybe tenous at best.
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    https://www.verywellhealth.com/acupuncture-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-715648
     
  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like advertising to me.

    Wasn't the Cochrane review of Chinese medicine for CFS withdrawn?
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    At least from the outset it makes clear there is no claim to cure, and not full symptom relief either. Not read past that bit yet.
     
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    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I know a few that acupuncture has helped for symptom relief. Sane with Perrin technique. It does trend to floor you immmediately afterwards though for either.
     
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    Annamaria Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Near where I lived in the early stages of ME there was a British acupuncturist who had trained in China. He told me that he cured two thirds of ME sufferers who went to him but could do nothing for the remaining third (including me as it turned out). I knew two other people in the parish with ME. One he cured; the other not.
     
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    Diluted-biscuit Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I thought acupuncture in general had been shown to be no better than placebo?
     
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    CFS_for_19_years Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Early on in my illness I went to one acupuncturist one day a week in the evening for about 12 weeks. The following day I would have enough energy to complete errands like shopping and whatnot. Then the following day I would fall back to my baseline.

    I had my one 100% remission that lasted two to three days right after an acupuncture session with a different acupuncturist.

    I also went to an acupuncture school where I went about 50 times and had no relief other than from some the herbs they gave me. At least the cost was reduced.
     
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  8. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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