Archive for Treatment

Creating a Supplement Program for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS That Works: the Fundamentals

Creating a Supplement Program for ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia That Works  - Pt.  II In the first part of a three-part series on  supplements and Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue  Syndrome we looked at Five Supplement Mistakes You Don't Want to Make With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. In Read more [...]

In Pain? Symposium Suggests Immune Therapies Might Be Able to Help

It's no secret. The medical profession is lousy at treating chronic pain. Some doctors and researchers think there's a better way, however, and at a recent Symposium they strongly urged the medical profession to get out of its rut - and give immune therapies a chance. Check out a very different Read more [...]

Depression in Adolescence – Is it Really Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Psychiatrist Theodore Henderson kept getting highly fatigued adolescents diagnosed with treatment resistant depression referred to him ...who did not meet the criteria for depression. Read why one Colorado psychiatrist believes many adolescents diagnosed with treatment resistant depression Read more [...]

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) – A Medical Food for Fibromyalgia and (ME/CFS)?

Pain Reliever, Anti-inflammatory, Microglial Inhibitor “However, a great body of evidence exists for PEA, comprising at least 40 clini­cal trials in around 6,000 subjects.  This body of evidence shows a positive risk/benefit ratio for PEA, warranting much wider use of this compound by the medical Read more [...]

Unnerving Findings: Studies Opening New Directions for Fibromyalgia

Scientific American recently published an overview on Fibromyalgia called “An Unnerving Enigma” suggesting that new clues may crack what’s going on in this mysterious, difficult to treat disorder and lead to new treatments. This article gives us a good platform to look at where the science Read more [...]

“A Sweet Retreat”: Meditating While Having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Meditator Returns

I learned to meditate in 2007 and developed CFS in 2011. In the three years in between, I participated in some 20 retreats of 2 to 14 days in length. Yes, meditation is addictive (in the best way possible). Yet since I became sick, I've mostly discarded meditation as just one more activity that requires Read more [...]

System Reset: New Way To Reduce Fight or Flight Response Found

We just saw that some Japanese ME/CFS researchers believe they may have developed an objective test to measure post-exertional fatigue.  Heart rate variability tests indicated that fatigue after a cognitive test is associated with reduced parasympathetic nervous system (PNS or 'rest and digest' Read more [...]

 Telomeres, Wandering Minds, and Creating Cellular Health: the Last Best Cure V

(A continuing  series of blogs on "The Last Best Cure"; one woman's attempt to find joy and improve her  health while battling  an autoimmune disorder.) “The good news is that we are not our thoughts.” - Clifford Saron, PhD, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis People with Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]