Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness characterized by a lack of energy. This can be the normal result of certain lifestyle factors (physical exertion, prolonged lack of sleep, stress); however, if fatigue becomes chronic and is not relieved by changes in lifestyle factors, it could be the sign of a larger, underlying problem.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Fatigue.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating fatigue. For a complete list from our store with more details see our fatigue formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
The following (9) chinese herbs may be useful for fatigue. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.
Do not use for patients with liver wind or severe yin deficiency.
Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.
Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.
Signs of Kidney Yang deficiency - cold extremities, fatigue, impotence, weak/aching low back, knees, waist, aversion to cold, infertility, loose stools, incontinence or other urinary issues (frequent, difficult to restrain), edema in the lower body.
The Pulse will be weak and the Tongue will be be pale with a thin white moist coat.