Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a name given to severe, persistent, debilitating fatigue that prevents people from carrying out their normal activities. Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, headache, aching in the muscles or joints, and inability to concentrate.

The causes of the syndrome are not known, but it may begin with a cold, bronchitis, hepatitis, intestinal flu, mononucleosis, or a period of high stress. CFS sometimes resolves itself after a period of time, perhaps a year or more; in other cases it becomes a chronic condition.

Sources. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy.



Working integratively and individually, Asclepeion Center staff have had marked success in alleviating the negative effects of a variety of disease states and health issues.

To discuss what particular treatment protocols may be appropriate for any specific health issue, please contact the Asclepeion Center, (301.495.0933) to talk over your individual medical situation. For more information on what we do, see About Us and Services sections of this website.

Many people who come to us feel they have already gleaned the positive effects of treatments offered by traditional medicine. Others want to explore possible synergies drawing upon holistic alternatives. Center staff are always glad to work cooperatively with any practitioners—both traditional and non-traditional—that a client desires.