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Releasing Pain: Fibromyalgia and the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach

(After years of struggling with the pain of Fibromyalgia, Sheldon Stackpoole found great relief using the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release form of myofascial therapy, and ultimately became a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist.  In this blog Sheldon describes this form of myofascial release Read more [...]

Triggering Effects: Andrew Lloyd on Infections, Genes and Getting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(In the second of a series of blogs of presentations on the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) Conference in September of this year, Simon tackles Dr. Lloyds fascinating talk on the how infections trigger chronic fatigue syndrome. Thanks for Simon’s and Action for ME for allowing us Read more [...]

Supporting Your Health Rising – the Amazon.com Way

The Holiday season is here! Forget dragging yourself out to the stores, you can do virtually all your shopping on Amazon.com - and support Health Rising at the same time. Amazon.com will provide Health Rising 4-10% of every purchase you make through our U.S., Canadian or U.K. stores. The easiest Read more [...]

Falling Behind and Flailing About: the NIH, P2P, Dr. Francis Collins and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(Thanks to Jennie Spotila for allowing Health Rising to republish her Nov 10th blog originally titled "P2P and Dr. Francis Collins".   Our most prolific advocate ,Jennie's in-depth investigations regularly reveal  flaws in the federal governments approach to chronic  fatigue sydnrome. If you're interested Read more [...]

Dantzer on “The Neuroimmune Basis of Fatigue” – and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

[Simon presents an overview of the Robert Dantzer's Lecture on the Neuroimmune Basis of Fatigue at the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) Conference in September of this year.  Thanks for Simon's and Action for ME for allowing us to post his summary. You can find more of their summaries here. First Read more [...]

Should the Feds Give Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A Pass On Rigor?

The tough criteria used by  the AHRQ panel to assess diagnostic and biomarker studies ended up eliminating well over 90% of ME/CFS studies from consideration.  That shocking result has lead some to suggest that the chronic fatigue syndrome field should be given something of a pass when it comes Read more [...]

Chapter Opens Up in Quest to Understand PEM in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Lights are ploughing new ground - not just in ME/CFS - but in how post-exertional malaise and fatigue occurs after exercise in humans (and, one must say mice.). In this third blog in a series of blogs exploring PEM and ME/CFS. we take advantage of a chapter in a book they wrote that explains how Read more [...]

A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Brain on Exercise – Not a Pretty Sight

Deciphering Post Exertional "Malaise"  In the last blog we found that the “fatigue” in chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis (MS) were very different.  While exercise knocked the ME/CFS patients into a new sphere of suffering, it had only temporary and  moderate effects on the MS Read more [...]