Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic

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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with a psychological approach on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: The treatment was given by acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with a psychological approach based on differentiation of symptoms and signs in 310 cases. RESULTS: Of 310 cases observed, 275 cases (88.7%) were clinically cured, 28 cases (9%) improved, and 7 cases (2.3%) failed. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with a psychological approach is an effective therapy for CFS.

Author(s): 
Guo, Junhua
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The general situation of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and the criteria for its diagnosis are discussed, and it is put forward that making qi and blood of the zang-fu organs balanced is the key to acupuncture treatment of the disease. Such aspects as case selection, point selection and therapeutic assessment are also discussed in the present paper.

Author(s): 
Yao, Renmin
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Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture in treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Hong Kong. METHODS: A single-blinded, randomized controlled trial design was adopted. Participants meeting inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to a treatment and a control group according to 1:1 ratio, resulting in an effective sample size of 99, with 50 and 49 patients in treatment and control group respectively.

Author(s): 
Yiu, Yan-mun
Ng, Siu-man
Tsui, Yin-ling
Chan, Yat-lung
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Author(s): 
Hui, Jin-Sheng
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BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Throughout the world, patients with chronic diseases/illnesses use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). The use of CAM is also substantial among patients with diseases/illnesses of unknown aetiology. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also termed myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is no exception. Hence, a systematic review of randomised controlled trials of CAM treatments in patients with CFS/ME was undertaken to summarise the existing evidence from RCTs of CAM treatments in this patient population. METHODS: Seventeen data sources were searched up to 13th August 2011.

Author(s): 
Alraek, Terje
Lee, Myeong Soo
Choi, Tae-Young
Cao, Huijuan
Liu, Jianping
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Even though chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue are quite common, there are no clearly known causes. Most treatments are therefore symptomatic in nature, and chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue patients are highly interested in using oriental medicine or complementary and alternative medicine treatment. Acupuncture, one of the major treatments used in oriental medicine, is effective in treating various diseases.

Author(s): 
Kim, Jung-Eun
Hong, Kwon-Eui
Kim, Hyeong-Jun
Choi, Jin-Bong
Baek, Yong-Hyeon
Seo, Byung-Kwan
Lee, Sanghun
Kang, Kyung-Won
Lee, Min-Hee
Kim, Joo-Hee
Lee, Seunghoon
Jung, So-Young
Jung, Hee-Jung
Shin, Mi-Suk
Choi, Sun-Mi

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