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Alternative Therapies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Vitamins, Coenzymes, and Minerals
Supplements that may help people with chronic fatigue syndrome include:
However, the therapeutic value of these supplements for chronic fatigue syndrome has not been proven.
Herbal Products
Plants are known sources of many pharmacological materials. However, unrefined plant preparations contain variable levels of the active compound and may contain irrelevant and potentially harmful substances. Herbs that may help people dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome include:
The beneficial effects of these herbal products for chronic fatigue syndrome have not been proven. It is important to note that some herbal products, notably comfrey and high-dose ginseng, have known harmful effects.

Other Alternative Therapies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Other alternative treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome include:
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Cranial-sacral massage
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Therapeutic touch.
These therapies may contribute to a person's well-being, but they are most effective when combined with activity such as aquatic therapy, light exercise (adapted to personal capabilities), and stretching.
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