Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine for FatigueFatigue eventually takes care of itself and your energy returns to normal however if fatigue lasts more than two to three weeks it could indicate a more serious problem. Some physical conditions that may result in becoming fatigued could be coronary artery disease, endocrine disorders such as diabetes or thyroid dysfunction as well as kidney or liver disease. Mental disorders such as anxiety or depression have also been attributed to fatigue. Conventional medicine deals with fatigue by prescribing such things as anti-depressant / anti-anxiety medication or sleeping pills. Integrative Med Solutions follows the healing capability of acupuncture and naturopathic medicine for fatigue. These remedies are specifically utilized by naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisanti, to offer you the best holistic approach to your physical and/or mental challenge.

Acupuncture: Fatigue Buster
This Centuries old modality can often hone in on the specific deep level cause of your fatigue. Chemotherapy can be an extremely draining experience and fatigue is the number one complaint of enduring this treatment. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom conducted a study that found, “The participants who received acupuncture reported an increased level of energy, allowing them to enjoy some everyday activities such as shopping and socializing, which had been severely restricted prior to the treatment.”  Classical Chinese Medicine approaches fatigue as heat weakening Spleen resulting in dampness. Some useful points for fatigue are: Stomach -ST36: outside lower leg just below the knee; Heart – HT9: inside tip of the little finger, Ren Vessel – CV6: just below the navel.

Homeopathy: Lifting Fatigue from Below
Using this two hundred plus year old remedy consists of applying diluted natural formulas that are capable of working on deep root causes of conditions such as fatigue. Dr. Lisanti will assess your full health history to determine a unique, safe and specific homeopathic treatment. Some remedies that could be considered include: arsenicum, carbo veg, gelsemium, kali phos, phosphoricum acidum and picric acid.

Botanical Medicine: Herbs and Plant Remedies for Fatigue
At IMS a variety of botanical medicine applications are considered for your individual fatigue symptoms. After considering the safety of your health regarding your possible conventional medication protocol, Dr. Lisanti may prescribe particular herbs or plant formulas that will assist your overall healing treatment. Remedies considered could be: Siberian ginseng, licorice root, ginkgo balboa, gout kola or sea kelp.

Environmental Medicine: Considering Outside Forces
In many cases, fatigue is the cause of continued environmental exposure to toxic substances that over time can take their toll on your system. These toxins can drain the adrenal glands as well as tax the liver, kidneys, gallbladder and colon as your body works overtime to shed your system of unwanted substances. Dr. Lisanti will determine what may be causing your fatigue by assessing your daily outside forces.

There are many more approaches IMS can consider when battling your symptoms of fatigue. Some other applications may be clinical nutrition: learning how food can be a factor; nutraceutical supplementation: adding supplements to boost the system; and clinical hypnosis: dealing with inner stresses that may be mentally taxing your system. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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