Check out this success story that from a patient who recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
“Since being treated by Dr. Keith my energy level has really gone up. I go to exercise classes and walk every day. I get to go to all my grandkids games. I feel like going out with my friends. I feel happy once again. And best of all, my entire mind is clear. I’m learning to eat better and healthier.
Have you felt fatigued for six months or more?
The Center for Disease Control estimates that over half a million American adults suffer chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a flu-like condition that can drain your energy and, sometimes, last for years. People previously healthy and full of energy may experience a variety of signs and symptoms similar to those of most common viral infections. Unlike flu (influenza) symptoms, which usually subside in a few days or weeks, the signs and symptoms of CFS can last much longer. They may come and go frequently with no identifiable pattern.
How Do I Know if I Have CFS?
In addition to persistent fatigue, not caused by other known medical conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome has eight possible primary signs and symptoms, including:
- Loss of memory or concentration
- Sore throat
- Painful and mildly enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits
- Unexplained muscle soreness
- Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness
- Headache of a new type, pattern or severity
- Sleep disturbance
- Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise
According to the International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group – a group of scientists, researchers and doctors brought together by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine a standard method for defining and diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome – a person meets the diagnostic criteria of chronic fatigue syndrome when unexplained persistent fatigue occurs for six months or more along with at least four of the eight primary signs and symptoms. In addition, many signs and symptoms have been reported by CFS sufferers that are not on the official list.
I have CFS, and have found very little that helps me. What should I do?
Do you wonder why you have many severe symptoms, with no clear cause? If you have CFS or a CFS-like syndrome, there is natural help available. Many people like you have recovered using a natural health improvement program.
A Holistic Approach to Treating CFS
Too often, the response from conventional medicine is to treat the condition using various medications. What’s often missing from the equation is a comprehensive analysis of the many factors that cause your immune system to react the way it does. Without this knowledge, you suffer needlessly with trial-and-error approaches that do not get to the root of the problem.
At Sheehan Chiropractic, we believe it’s absolutely essential to take the time to understand our patients’ unique conditions, symptoms and reactions to outside factors. Whether you’ve chosen to undergo traditional medical treatment or are looking for alternative to medications, you can benefit from the holistic approach we take to understanding your condition.
Here are just a few of the factors we evaluate to develop a customized treatment plan for you:
Food Allergies. Allergic reactions to the foods we consume can have severe results, and research suggests food allergies are far more common then we may recognize. For example, upward of 97% of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have been shown to have gluten intolerances.
Heavy Metal Toxicity. The practitioner must consider the significance of possible heavy metal exposure and its lasting effects on the body, for clients of all ages. Exposure to heavy metals is shown to magnify the effects of gluten sensitivity, and adversely affect the nervous system and immune system.
Chemical Toxicity. Commercially-produced chemicals can also have a significant influence on your body’s immune system.
Adrenal Dysfunction. Stress, poor nutrition and frequent infections can weaken your adrenal glands, causing further symptomatic complications associated with your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Electromagnetic Imbalances. Electromagnetic influences are found everywhere in today’s society and can have a profound effect on your health and specific condition.
Biochemistry. By evaluating your organ function, enzyme and bowel flora production and correcting any structural imbalances, we can help improve the functioning of your nervous system with treatments that may include laser and nutritional therapy, and gentle chiropractic adjustments.
Being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be difficult to accept and cope with. But with the guidance, support and implementation of our customized program, we’ve experienced remarkable success rates and have seen patients regain their normal lives and sense of well-being.
Dr. Keith Sheehan is a Chiropractor and Holistic Practitioner practicing at 1301 East King Street in beautiful Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sheehan has had 12 years experience helping his clients with a wide variety of physical and biochemical conditions, using an individually tailored wellness approach and natural therapies. His clients appreciate his caring and direct approach his helpful, knowledgeable staff. To schedule a nutritional or chiropractic assessment, or for more information, please contact Dr. Sheehan at (717) 392-6606.