Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Beans, nuts and seeds
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Proteins
  • Whole grains
  • Green tea
Foods to be avoided
  • Junk food (fried and high calorie foods)
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Sugary foods

Yoga and Exercise

  • Get light, gentle exercise regularly. Stretching is a good beginning exercise. Light aerobic exercise such as walking, swimming or riding a bicycle or stationary bike can also be helpful.
  • Massage therapy
  • A structured exercise programme called graded exercise therapy   watch video

Music and Meditation

  • Meditation – Pay attention on breath going in and out of the body, for periods of 20 to 45 minutes.
  • Acupuncture also helps in treating CFS.

Home Remedies

  • Keep a diary for a week or so and record the times of day when you have energy and when you are tired.
  • Drinking lots of water and staying well hydrated.
  • Improve your sleep habits. Go to bed only when you are sleepy, and get up at the same time every day, regardless of whether you feel rested.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco before bed.
  • Get light, gentle exercise regularly.
  • Medication to control pain, nausea and sleeping problems.

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