There are quite a few causes for fatigue. Excessive exercise, for example, or after surgery or illness can leave you feeling fatigued. It might even be a side effect of medication use, or as a result of an internal disorder. In general, fatigue is short-lived and you quickly recover. But if the symptoms persist or start to influence daily life, then it is important to do something about it. This certainly also applies to fatigue that is the result of stress, because otherwise this can lead to stress, depression or burnout. Acupuncture is a great treatment method to use in case of fatigue.
Physically or mentally tired?
We can be mentally tired, physically or a combination of both. With physical fatigue, the body or the limbs (lead) feel heavy. There is hardly any energy to do anything else. With mental fatigue there is a heavy feeling in the head and a certain dullness. Some people speak of a head like cotton wool, often combined with reduced concentration and listlessness. In both cases they can be present for part of the day or continuously.
How does acupuncture help?
Our acupuncturist would naturally like to know the cause of the fatigue symptoms. In the first interview, your performance will be discussed in detail, both physically and emotionally. Applying the ChinaMedic Approach will – depending on the cause – generally be aimed at stimulating your self-healing power and ability, so that after a number of treatments you will be feeling renewed supplemented or not by other therapies (yoga, physiotherapy). Usually, the acupuncturist will use moxa in addition to puncturing the acupuncture points. This is a treatment in which these points are heated using a smoldering herb stick or a tuft of smoldering herb on the needle. In some cases you will receive such a stick home to handle a number of points on a daily basis.