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Acupressure Eases Fatigue in Hemodialysis Patients

Acupressure Eases Fatigue in Hemodialysis Patients
Among patients with end-stage renal disease who were undergoing chronic hemodialysis, the application of 20 minutes of acupressure three times a week for four weeks resulted in a significant reduction in fatigue, as compared to both a placebo and control group, according to recent research. The study, “Effect of acupressure on fatigue in patients on hemodialysis,” involved 96 patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. Criteria to participate in the study included a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease, undergoing hemodialysis for at least three months and a primary complaint of fatigue with a score of five or more on the Fatigue Severity Scale.  Participants were randomly assigned to either the acupressure group, the placebo group or the control group, with 32 subjects in each group. Before and after the four-week intervention began, the subjects filled out the Piper Fatigue Scale, which assesses the behavioral, emotional, sensory and cognitive dimensions of mental fatigue. For the intervention,...
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Corrective Chiropractic: The Source of Fatigue

Corrective Chiropractic: The Source of Fatigue
Every day, millions of Americans suffer from lack of energy and fatigue. Unfortunately, most people resort to taking over the counter or prescription medication, drinking coffee or highly caffeinated beverages, or calling-in sick to school / work just to catch up on much needed rest. Over the past decade, major beverage companies have capitalized on this trend by producing and marketing a wide range of highly sugary and caffeinated energy drinks to “help” kids, teens, and adults cope with fatigue. Aside from the obvious side effects such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even addiction, energy drinks dangerously mask the root cause of fatigue, and the disease or condition that created it in the first place. Giving your tired body caffeinated energy beverages for a temporary boost is like jump-starting your old car battery with the help of a tow truck. Sooner or later you have to look under...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chiropractic

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Have you been suffering from depression which just won’t go away? Are you tired no matter how long you sleep? Do you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? You are not alone. It’s estimated  that more than 1 million Americans suffer from CFS. Many people often accept their fate and throw in the towel. But you can control your own well-being. Chiropractic can help treat your chronic fatigue by aligning your spine and restoring full function to your central nervous system. We know CFS can be scary. It can be painful and often debilitating. With no known cause, doctors rarely have answers. Patients are frequently subjected to any number of drug cocktails which often treat only symptoms and not the root cause. Chiropractic approaches CFS in a different way. It provides you a natural, non-invasive option. It allows you to take ownership over your own health and wellness. Chiropractic as a whole...
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What is chronic fatigue?

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 A few years ago, one of my good friends was diagnosed with chronic fatigue. It took me a long time to wrap my head around his sickness because it wasn’t something I could see. Initially, it felt like he was faking it. Boy was I wrong!   Beyond the extreme exhaustion he experienced, chronic fatigue caused problems with his concentration and short-term memory. He had trouble holding normal conversations, being around large groups of people and accomplishing every day tasks such as grocery shopping. Occasionally, we went on walks together. After one block, I watched him become exhausted. My friend, the former Division I athlete, became exhausted after a one block walk. There was no faking. He was miserable. He was tired. And no matter how much he slept, it didn’t do any good.   Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) makes you so tired you can’t complete normal, daily tasks. This extremely debilitating...
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Why do I feel groggy the day after a chiropractic visit?

Why do I feel groggy the day after a chiropractic visit?
Why are you groggy the day after a chiropractic visit? Because your body is returning to its proper function. As your spinal column becomes properly aligned, the stresses and impingements on your spinal nerves are released. Parts of your body, which in some cases haven’t been working properly in years, come back to life. (In technical, chiropractic terms, we healing process is called “retracing.”) Don’t be scared. Don’t be put off. You’re healing. You’re getting a healthy spine. Going to a chiropractor is not your typical one-and-done, prescription writing doctor visit. It’s a commitment to your overall health. It’s a time investment into your long-term wellbeing. If you’re groggy or you’re experiencing some of the pain from old injuries, this can be because the parts of your body which shut down are waking up. Those previously turned off areas, which trapped toxins in your body, are beginning to detoxify. When the...
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