Different Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatments


Feeling low on energy after strenuous physical activity or following an intense week at work is something we all experience. But when the tiredness and weakness become persistent or don’t improve with rest, it is important not to overlook your symptoms. 

Over time, chronic fatigue can compromise your productivity, social life, and ability to live independently. However, there is no need to just surrender to fatigue: there are many treatment options available that can help you boost your energy levels and return to your true self. 

In this guide, we’ll explore how the innovative whole-person treatment program pioneered by Neuragenex, Neurofunctional Pain Management, can help you defeat chronic fatigue without medications, chiropractic therapies, or invasive procedures. Let’s dive in. 

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)?

Chronic fatigue – officially known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) – is a chronic disorder that causes a persistent state of fatigue for at least six months. 

If you have CFS, rest and sleep won’t help your symptoms, which will continue to grow in intensity and severity over time, ultimately getting in the way of your professional and personal lives. 

Some of the common symptoms of CFS include:


  • Severe fatigue that develops suddenly and lasts for a long period of time
  • Headaches 
  • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
  • Problems with memory
  • Mood swings
  • Low-grade fever and chills
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the armpits or neck
  • Muscle and joint aches 
  • Sleep problems (e.g. waking up multiple times during the night and struggling to fall asleep again)
  • Feeling that you can’t get enough sleep, even if you have slept enough
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed when switching from sitting to an upright position

These symptoms tend to get worse after spending a long time on your feet, or the day after intense physical activity. This is a complication of CFS known as post-exertional malaise.

The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are unknown. However, new studies have found links between this condition and certain anomalies, such as:

  • Alterations in the immune system
  • Dysfunctions that affect the body’s ability to break down nutrients (e.g. fats and proteins) and transform them into energy sources such as sugars and acids
  • Temporary or permanent changes in the waves of electrical activity in the brain
  • Anomalies in the structure of some genes and alterations in how these genes act within the cells
  • Exposure to certain viruses and bacteria that cause infections, like the Epstein-Barr virus, Lyme disease, and Q fever
  • Experiencing major health events such as emotional trauma, surgery, injury, or severe distress
  • Hormonal imbalances that lead to low levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and serotonin (the happy hormone)


While the root cause of chronic fatigue syndrome isn’t clearly determined, some factors have been seen to increase the risk of developing this disorder. These risk factors include:  

  • Being female (women are four times more likely than men to suffer from CFS)
  • Extreme stress and anxiety
  • Poor eating habits
  • Mental health conditions such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Experiencing flu-like symptoms or allergies
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors


Currently, between 0.4% and 2.5% of the general population has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and these rates are steadily growing. However, it is estimated that the actual number of Americans battling CFS is much higher, sitting somewhere between 836,000 to 2.5 million – 90% of whom have not yet been diagnosed. 

Conditions That May Share Symptoms With CFS

One of the aspects that make chronic fatigue syndrome so hard to diagnose is that its symptoms tend to overlap those of several other diseases. Below, we’ll look at the conditions that also cause long-lasting tiredness, weakness, nausea, dizziness, and prolonged low levels of energy. 


Affecting over four million people in America alone, fibromyalgia is a common condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, distress, and muscle weakness. The constant pain and extreme sensitivity to touch also lead people with fibromyalgia to experience symptoms such as sleep disturbances, long-lasting fatigue, and impaired cognitive abilities. 


The root causes of this condition are not well understood. However, new studies have highlighted that fibromyalgia may stem from dysfunctions of the immune system or of the central nervous system, which makes people more sensitive to pain. Additionally, similarities with certain autoimmune disorders may be opening up new pathways to better understand fibromyalgia. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome – or IBS – is a disorder that affects the part of the digestive system that involves the stomach and intestine. This is known as the gastrointestinal tract, and it plays a major role in enabling the digestion process. 

As a form of functional gastrointestinal disorder, IBS occurs when there are anomalies in the gut-brain axis, i.e. the channel of communication between the central nervous system and the digestive system. When this happens, you may experience a range of symptoms associated with dysfunctions in the digestive process, including bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and changes in bowel movements. 

These symptoms tend to last between a few days and a few weeks, and, over time, they can impact your body’s ability to obtain essential nutrients from food. The lack of vitamins and minerals, coupled with the dehydration derived from recurring diarrhea, can cause severe complications such as fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness, and low levels of energy.

Major Depressive Disorder

Clinical depression – or major depressive disorder – is a psychological disorder that impacts the mood, as well as how you feel or behave. It causes persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and emptiness, as well as anger, frustration, irritability, and loss of interest and pleasure in activities. 

The emotional disturbances caused by clinical depression can cause a whole host of severe complications, including physical problems, difficulty living independently, and suicidal thoughts. People with depression can also experience severe sleep disturbances and sleep disorders like insomnia, as well as impaired cognitive function and memory problems. 

The combination of all of these symptoms can also cause people with depression to experience persistent fatigue, tiredness, and weakness. Currently, it is estimated that depression affects over 280 million people worldwide

Why It’s Important To Seek Treatment For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

If you have been struggling with persistent fatigue, you should immediately seek an accurate diagnosis. Currently, there is no single, specific test that your doctor can prescribe to diagnose CFS. 

However, depending on your symptoms, your healthcare provider may use a range of tests and examinations to deliver an accurate diagnosis. This step is essential for two main reasons:

  • Persistent tiredness may be a symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome, but it can also conceal another underlying condition that requires specialized medical attention. 
  • Assuming that your tiredness derives from CFS may cause you to choose an inadequate line of treatment, which can be inefficient at best and dangerous at worst. 

Besides a review of your symptoms and medical history, your doctor may carry out a physical exam and prescribe imaging tests to rule out fatigue-inducing anomalies (for example, diseases like tumors and cancers can cause “cancer fatigue”).

Seeking a diagnosis as soon as your symptoms seem to be persistent or recurring can help you find an efficient treatment program that allows you to manage your symptoms and treat their underlying cause. 

Below, we’ll look at the most common lines of treatment prescribed for CFS – or symptoms that involve chronic fatigue. 

Lifestyle Changes

Some lifestyle changes may help improve your levels of energy and counteract the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome. These include:

  • Diet: According to a 2020 study, inadequate nutrition is a key mediator of fatigue. To improve your levels of energy, plan a balanced diet that is rich in whole and natural products, and low in processed foods, refined sugars, and saturated fats. 

Foods such as vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds provide a wealth of health benefits and can help you avoid nutritional deficiencies that are linked to fatigue, impaired cognition, and weakness (e.g. iron, vitamin B12, and vitamin D).

  • Sleep, rest, and relaxation: In today’s society, sleep and rest are often considered luxuries. But don’t forget that these are essential bodily functions, which are needed to support health, energy levels, and vital processes, such as digestion, mood, and brain performance. To improve your sleep and rest quality, implement key changes, such as:
    • Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
    • Stay away from blue light-emitting devices before bedtime, as they can disrupt the production of melatonin (the hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle).
    • Seek exposure to natural light as soon as you wake up.
    • Stop drinking caffeine at least six hours before bedtime. 
    • Avoid drinking alcohol.
    • Avoid stimulants. 



  • Changes in your place of work or study: In some cases, CFS may be caused by environmental factors, including high stress levels, irregular work hours, burnout, and exposure to toxins, chemicals, and pesticides. 

Changing your workplace, school, or routine can help you gain more control over your surrounding environment and ease the symptoms of CFS. 

  • Lowering stress levels: High stress levels can cause a range of fatigue-inducing complications, including sleep disruptions, immune system problems, high levels of inflammation, and excessive heart activity. 

To lower your stress levels, you may try tools such as regular light exercise, meditation, breathing exercises, and mind-body activities such as yoga and Qigong.

Medications And Supplements For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Medications and supplements are often used alongside lifestyle modifications to help patients manage the symptoms of CFS in their daily lives. We’ll look at the different lines of treatment, their benefits, and their limitations. 


Medications can help people with CFS by helping them enjoy a better night’s sleep, feel more alert during the daytime, relieve environmental stressors (e.g. allergies), or address underlying conditions such as depression

Commonly prescribed medications for CFS include:

  • Antidepressants: Antidepressants work by increasing the activity of chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters. These chemicals are responsible for relieving pain, inducing relaxation, promoting sleep, and improving mood. 
  • Sleep medications: Sleep medications like Sonata can modulate the receptors in the brain responsible for slowing down the nervous system and inducing sleep. In turn, a better night’s sleep may improve daytime energy levels. 
  • Benzodiazepines: This class of anti-anxiety medications works by increasing the activity of a specific neurotransmitter in the brain known as GABA, which is responsible for inducing feelings of calmness and relaxation. 
  • Pain medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and pain relievers such as Tylenol are sometimes prescribed to relieve muscle and joint pain, as well as headaches, which are common complications of CFS flare-ups. 
  • Antihistamines: Allergy medications can help relieve the feelings of tiredness and weakness that may occur as a consequence of your immune system fighting seasonal allergies.
  • Stimulants: Stimulants like Concerta increase the levels of those chemicals in the brain – such as dopamine – responsible for increasing attention, cognitive function, and movement.

It is important to note that these medications may only relieve temporary flare-ups, but they don’t treat or modify the underlying condition causing fatigue. What’s more, as we have seen above, CFS is a chronic condition that persists over time. 

Taking medications for such long periods of time may expose you to severe side effects, including the increased risk of heart attack, stomach ulcer, kidney dysfunction, mood changes, and addiction. 


Some vitamins and supplements may help reduce fatigue. These include:

  • Magnesium: Magnesium supports the processes in the body involved with transforming the glucose in food into energy. It also influences the production of protein, the circulation of blood, and the function of the nervous system. 
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: People with CFS tend to have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids and a lower ratio of omega-3/omega-6 fatty acids. Supplementing these nutrients may relieve oxidative stress, which contributes to fatigue and pain. 
  • Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 plays a role in several processes in the body, including those involved with keeping the blood and cells healthy and making DNA. Low levels of B12 are associated with symptoms like headaches, fatigue, weakness, cognitive impairment, inflammation, and chronic pain. 
  • Vitamin D: A 2016 study shows that vitamin D3 deficiency is associated with higher self-perceived levels of fatigue. Lack of vitamin D3 also causes a range of symptoms like headaches, tiredness, pain, weakness, depression, and inhibited cognitive performance. 
  • L-carnitine: L-carnitine is a compound created by the liver, brain, and kidneys. It is responsible for breaking down fats and turning them into energy. 

Low levels of L-carnitine are associated with decreased brain and heart function, impaired muscle movement, and liver problems as well as tiredness and fatigue. L-carnitine supplements can help your body produce more energy. 

Other vitamins that may relieve fatigue include beta-carotene, which strengthens the immune system, and melatonin, which helps regulate the wake-sleep cycle and improve sleep quality. According to a review published in 2017, more research is needed to determine the efficacy of supplements on CFS. 

Each of the supplements above comes with side effects and contraindications that should not be overlooked. Make sure to talk to your doctor before implementing them into your diet. 


Herbal products have been used for centuries as part of traditional medicine. However, over the past three decades, the portion of people using herbs and herbal supplements as part of their primary healthcare has grown to 80%

While research on the effects of herbs on chronic fatigue syndrome is still limited, some supplements may help with fatigue and weakness. These include Panax ginseng, a herb often used in traditional Chinese medicine.  

Also known as ginseng, this herb may boost energy levels, regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels, and promote relaxation. A 2022 study shows that out of 18 participants with CFS who were taking ginseng, 56% reported a significant improvement in their symptoms. 

Other herbs and essential oils that may help with the symptoms of CFS by promoting relaxation, strengthening the immune system, or fighting oxidative stress include:

  • Echinacea
  • Sage 
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary 
  • Jasmine 


Although not all herbs are equally efficient, they can interfere with other medications you may be taking or even aggravate your sense of fatigue. Make sure to take these supplements only under the supervision of a medical practitioner. 

Specialist Treatments

If the lines of treatment above have failed, you and your doctor may discuss a different approach. Although there is no single therapy that works equally well for everyone, a combination of options can relieve your symptoms, strengthen your body, and help you learn how to live with your condition. 

Here are some of the most common treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy – when combined with a custom exercise routine – can help you build muscle strength and endurance. Physical activity also offers some fringe benefits that should not be overlooked by those battling persistent fatigue:

  • During physical activity, the body produces more mitochondria. These are the components of a cell responsible for creating fuel out of glucose (blood sugar) and oxygen. More mitochondria means more energy.
  • Exercise improves the circulation of blood and oxygen around the body. The increased supply of oxygen stimulates the energy-producing function of the cells and helps the body use energy more efficiently. 
  • Physical activity triggers the release of feel-good chemicals (endorphins) that make you feel more energized. Moving your body can also reduce sleep onset, thus making you fall asleep faster at nighttime. 

Alongside physical therapy, other therapies that may help reduce stress, increase relaxation, and ultimately reduce fatigue include acupuncture and therapeutic massages.

Energy Management

Activity and energy management is an approach that aims to help you regulate your expenditure of energy during the day, so as to avoid excessive peaks and drops of energy. The goal of this therapy, which is sometimes referred to as “pacing”, is to teach you how to maintain steady levels of activity throughout the day. 

When implementing energy management strategies, you’ll strive to:

  • Implement regular exercise in your routine
  • Learn to not over-exert yourself 
  • Keep track of your activities and levels of fatigue 
  • Find different ways to approach energy-demanding tasks (e.g. cooking while sitting down)
  • Take breaks and periods of rest when needed


Although energy management plans may not cure chronic fatigue syndrome, they can help you manage your condition in the long term.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talk or psychotherapy, often administered by a mental health counselor. During each session, your counselor will help you identify patterns in the way you think and analyze how you respond to specific situations. Over time, this can help you gain better control over the way you handle different circumstances and challenges. 

CBT can also be used in the treatment of chronic fatigue. In this approach, you’ll work with a counselor over several weeks. In each session, you’ll learn to modify beliefs and thought processes that may be impairing your recovery, and you’ll also learn coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques. 

According to a 2021 study published in Frontiers, a 16-week CBT program improves physical function and fatigue in people with mild to moderate chronic fatigue syndrome.  

A Whole-Person Method To Treat Pain From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue does a lot more than just make you feel tired. Over time, this condition can profoundly impact your life, making it harder to enjoy even the simplest of daily activities, such as going to work, taking care of your loved ones, or meeting your friends. 

To make things worse is the fact that, with current traditional treatments, there is little chance of fully reversing chronic fatigue. And, as we have seen above, most therapies focus on simply relieving symptoms and offering coping strategies rather than tackling the roots of the problem. 

Fortunately, thanks to the innovative approach pioneered by Neuragenex, this is no longer the case. Neurofunctional Pain Management is a whole-person, non-pharmaceutical, and non-chiropractic treatment program that allows you to identify and change all of those aspects of your lifestyle and health that are aggravating your sense of fatigue.

Through a combination of the therapies below, Neurofunctional Pain Management can support your journey toward living free of persistent fatigue. Let’s see how.



Harnessing the power of high-frequency electric pulses, electroanalgesia stimulates the circulation of blood and nutrients, which are needed to support the body’s healing capabilities. The electric pulses delivered to the areas experiencing pain also disrupt the normal transmission of pain signals to the brain, thus providing long-lasting relief from pain. 

What’s more, the massage-like feelings induced during each session of electroanalgesia stimulate the production of feel-good chemicals like endorphins and decrease stress hormone levels.

Specialized IV Therapy

Following comprehensive blood tests and examinations, the expert team at Neuragenex can help you identify and address those nutritional imbalances and deficiencies that may be contributing to your persistent fatigue. 

Through a custom-designed course of IV mixes, you’ll be able to maintain appropriate levels of essential vitamins and minerals and provide your body with long-lasting hydration – which plays a vital role in restoring high levels of energy and liveliness.

Lifestyle Counseling

As seen above, your habits and lifestyle choices have a significant impact on your levels of energy and fatigue. However, understanding how to change your lifestyle to promote health can be challenging. 

With the guidance of the specialists at Neuragenex, you can identify and change those lifestyle aspects that may be aggravating your feelings of fatigue – from exercise levels to environmental factors and dietary choices. 

Manage The Long-Term Pain From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and debilitating condition. However, thanks to the innovative treatment program introduced by Neuragenex, there is no reason why you should just surrender to chronic fatigue. 

A custom Neurofunctional Pain Management program designed around your unique needs can help you defeat fatigue and return to enjoy your life to the fullest.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Vs. Fibromyalgia: Learning the Differences

Being tired all the time is a common complaint among many people. It’s something that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. After all, it can be challenging to maintain the same level of productivity and creativity when you are exhausted.

Many different things can cause fatigue; however, it can also be a symptom of either chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia — two medical conditions that are commonly confused with each other.

Although both conditions are characterized by extreme fatigue, there are differences between the two. Understanding the differences between CFS and fibromyalgia will help ensure that you get the correct diagnosis and treatment for your condition.

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

CFS is a complex disorder characterized by extreme mental and physical exhaustion. Symptoms must persist for more than six months to be diagnosed as chronic. It’s estimated that around three million Americans are affected by CFS.

Primary Related Symptoms

The following are the main symptoms that people with CFS experience:

  • Extreme exhaustion that isn’t alleviated by rest or sleep and that worsens following physical or mental exertion.
  • Cognitive difficulties, such as difficulty concentrating and memory problems.
  • Muscle or joint pain.
  • Dizziness, which worsens when moving from a lying, sitting, or standing position.
  • Sore throats or tender lymph nodes.
  • Sensitivity to light, noise, and odors.


The exact cause of CFS is still unknown. Still, some theories suggest it could be linked to an infection or hormonal imbalance. Other possible causes include a weakened immune system and psychological stress. Risk factors for developing CFS include age, gender, and lifestyle.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is another condition characterized by widespread pain throughout the body and other symptoms. It’s estimated that around four million Americans are affected by fibromyalgia.

Primary Related Symptoms

The following are the primary symptoms of fibromyalgia:

  • Widespread pain and stiffness throughout the body.
  • Tingling and numbness in the feet and hands.
  • Fatigue and difficulty sleeping.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Sensitivity to temperature changes.
  • Cognitive difficulties, such as thinking, concentration, and memory problems.
  • Sensitivity to light and sound.
  • Digestive issues, such as nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain.


Like CFS, the exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, but some theories suggest that it is related to a malfunction in how the brain processes pain signals. Other possible causes include genetic predisposition and psychological stress. Risk factors for fibromyalgia include a history of physical or emotional trauma, infections, hormonal imbalances, and certain medical conditions.

How Do Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Relate To Each Other?

Fibromyalgia and CFS may appear similar due to certain factors, such as overlapping symptoms and difficulty in diagnosis. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to be misdiagnosed with one condition when they actually have the other. Not to mention, it is also possible for someone to have both fibromyalgia and CFS at the same time, which can present an even greater challenge in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

Overlapping Symptoms

Both fibromyalgia and CFS share many of the same symptoms, such as extreme exhaustion, cognitive difficulties, headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, muscle pain, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, and digestive issues. This can be confusing for medical professionals when trying to differentiate between the two conditions.


Because the symptoms of fibromyalgia and CFS overlap, it is also possible for a person to have both conditions simultaneously. This is known as comorbidity. Comorbidities are challenging to diagnose and treat, as the symptoms of the two conditions can be intertwined.

Shared Underlying Mechanisms

Both fibromyalgia and CFS may be linked to similar underlying mechanisms, such as an infection or a hormonal imbalance. This means that treatments for the two conditions may overlap, such as medications for pain and fatigue.

Differential Diagnosis

The best way to differentiate between CFS and fibromyalgia is through a process known as differential diagnosis. During this process, the doctor will consider the patient’s medical history and symptoms, as well as any other conditions the patient may have. They will then do various diagnostic tests to rule out other possible conditions that could be causing the symptoms to narrow down to one or the other.

Individual Variability

It’s important to note that each person is unique and may experience different symptoms or a different level of severity. This means that the diagnosis and treatment of CFS and fibromyalgia can vary from person to person. You should talk to a medical professional about your own needs to get the right treatment for your specific condition.

The Key Differences Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia

Despite sharing similar symptoms, there are key differences between CFS and fibromyalgia. Understanding these differences is important to receive an accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment for your condition.

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Primary and Additional Symptoms

At first glance, the symptoms of CFS and fibromyalgia may appear to be the same. However, there are a few differences. First, the primary symptom of CFS is extreme exhaustion that is not improved with rest. Although fatigue can be a symptom of fibromyalgia, its primary symptom is widespread pain, which is also less common in CFS. 

Additionally, people with CFS may experience dizziness, something most people with fibromyalgia do not. On the other hand, feelings of numbness and tingling are more common in fibromyalgia.

The Criteria of the Diagnostic

In addition to ruling out other potential conditions, there are a few criteria for diagnosing each condition. The main criteria for CFS include severe fatigue that lasts at least six months, as well as several additional symptoms. On the other hand, the criteria for fibromyalgia are established by the American College of Rheumatology and include the following:

  • The widespread pain index (WPI) should be a seven, and the symptom severity (SS) scale score should be a five. Alternatively, the WPI equals three to six and the SS scale is a score of nine.
  • You have experienced symptoms of fibromyalgia at a similar level for at least three months.

The Fatigue and Pain Focus

The primary symptom of CFS is extreme fatigue, while fibromyalgia is focused on widespread body pain. This knowledge can help patients differentiate between the two conditions and helps to ensure the patient receives the most appropriate treatment.

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Doctors will typically use a process called differential diagnosis to make an accurate diagnosis. This involves taking into account the patient’s medical history, their current symptoms, any other conditions they may have, and other factors. Doctors might also order tests such as blood or urine samples to rule out any other potential causes for the symptoms.

Treatment Options

Currently, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating fibromyalgia and CFS. This is because the current medical treatment available for both conditions is still not standardized. With that in mind, treatment for each condition typically involves a combination of different strategies. The following are some of the treatment solutions for both conditions:

Treatments for Fibromyalgia

The following are some of the ways in which medical professionals treat patients with fibromyalgia:

  • Medications: The main medications for fibromyalgia are antidepressants, such as Cymbalta and Effexor, and other pain relievers. These medications address symptoms like fatigue, pain, and depression. However, some of these medications can have serious side effects, so they should only be used with caution and under the supervision of a doctor. Additionally, they’re temporary solutions as they only help mask the symptoms and don’t provide long-term relief. 
  • Therapies: Cognitive-behavioral therapy and other forms of psychotherapy can help people with fibromyalgia better cope with their condition. These therapies can help patients understand their condition and how to best manage their symptoms. 
  • Alternative Treatments: Some people with fibromyalgia find relief through alternative treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy, electrical stimulation, and yoga. These alternative treatments can help reduce pain and improve overall well-being.
  • Change of Habits and Lifestyle: Changing the diet, exercise routine, and sleeping habits can also help reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life for those with fibromyalgia by addressing the underlying causes of this condition. For example, reducing stress and getting enough sleep can make a big difference in managing fibromyalgia by helping the body relax and function better.

Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The following are some of the treatment options that medical professionals will prescribe to treat patients with CFS:

  • Medications: Medications used to treat CFS can help reduce symptoms such as fatigue and pain, and may also be used in conjunction with other treatments. Common medications used to treat CFS include antidepressants, pain relievers, and sleep aids. As with fibromyalgia, some of these medications can have serious side effects, so they should be used with caution and under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Therapies: Cognitive-behavioral therapies and other forms of psychotherapy can help people manage the psychological aspects of CFS. Additionally, certain relaxation techniques, such as meditation and yoga, can help reduce stress levels and improve your overall well-being.
  • Alternative Treatments: Alternative treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy, herbs, and nutritional supplements may help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with CFS.
  • Change of Habits and Lifestyle: Making changes to your lifestyle, such as making sure you get enough sleep and reducing your stress, can also help manage CFS symptoms. Additionally, a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can provide essential nutrients for the body and help reduce fatigue.

Importance Of Tailored Treatment Approach To The Condition

Given the varying severity and causes of CFS and fibromyalgia, patients must find a tailored treatment plan to best address their needs. Each patient’s condition is unique, and the treatment plan must reflect this. Additionally, long-term management of these conditions is essential, as symptoms can often occur in cycles.

Neuragenex is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Our team of experts can develop individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. This includes a whole-person approach focusing on lifestyle habits, nutrition, exercise, and various drug-free, non-invasive treatment solutions, including electroanalgesia and IV therapy.


Electroanalgesia is a method of alleviating pain by utilizing a high-pulse electrical current. This technique aids in reducing discomfort, enhancing blood flow, increasing mobility, and promoting relaxation. 

By directing the electrical stimulation to the specific regions causing pain, the electrical stimulation “floods” the nervous system with high frequency external electrical pulses. This effectively interrupts the transmission of pain signals from the peripheral nerves (located outside the brain and spinal cord) to the brain. Referred to as neuromodulation, this process offers enduring pain relief.

IV Nutrition Therapy

IV nutritional therapy, also known as intravenous therapy, encompasses the delivery of essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream via an IV. This approach bypasses the digestive system and enables optimal absorption and utilization of nutrients within the body. Tailored to individual requirements, this treatment typically comprises a customized combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Within the realm of Neurofunctional Pain Management, IV nutrition therapy holds immense potential for individuals enduring chronic pain as it tackles diverse underlying factors contributing to their condition.

Lifestyle Counseling

Lifestyle counseling encompasses a method of addressing chronic pain by recognizing, evaluating, and adjusting lifestyle elements that contribute to an individual’s discomfort. Various factors like nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep quality and duration, and alcohol intake can all influence a person’s symptoms.

By means of lifestyle counseling and educational initiatives on health promotion and disease prevention, patients can enhance their comprehension of their condition, cultivate constructive coping mechanisms, and implement behavioral modifications to effectively diminish and manage their pain. These adjustments may include dietary alterations, heightened physical activity, or acquiring stress management skills and relaxation techniques.

Understand Your Condition to Find The Best Solution

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are complex conditions with many overlapping symptoms. While both share similar characteristics, it is vital to understand the differences to manage each condition effectively. An accurate diagnosis is crucial for finding the right treatment plan. 

At Neuragenex, we are dedicated to helping people suffering from fatigue, whether it’s due to CFS or fibromyalgia. We offer comprehensive care and tailored treatment plans designed to provide long-term relief from pain, fatigue, and other symptoms by addressing the root cause of your condition using drug-free, non-invasive treatment solutions.