What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Symptoms affect several body systems and may include:
- muscle pain
- impaired memory and/or mental concentration
- insomnia, which can result in reduced participation in daily activities 
In Western medicine, there is no known cure. Symptoms are treated with medications like antidepressants and tranquilizers depending on the individual patient’s unique symptom presentation. Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs help relieve muscle and joint aches that often accompany CFS. Fibromyalgia syndrome and CFS are often overlapping conditions.
Neurofeedback, starting with a quantitative EEG assessment (QEEG) identify which areas of the brain are involved with causing the symptoms the patient is experiencing. EEG neurofeedback was identified as a potential diagnostic and treatment protocol for CFS as far back as 1996. Neurofeedback helps symptoms of depression, cognitive deficits, memory and concentration problems, sleep disturbances, and chronic pain such as headaches.
Neurofeedback also increases energy levels!
Neurofeedback is completely safe, and allows the brain to heal itself. It optimizes the brain’s functioning by monitoring brainwaves and adjusting them to normal ranges. Patients experience great relief, and in some cases complete remission of their symptoms.
If you are in Fort Collins or the Northern Colorado area, call or contact us to set up an appointment for an EEG brain scan, and see how neurofeeback can help you overcome the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue.