Tiredness is the natural result of exertion. Normally, we should alternate between periods of rest and activity. We want to enjoy our lives, be productive, grow, develop and share meaningful experiences with our loved ones.
But what happens when we don’t have the energy to do any of these things? Then we find we have to spend most of our time resting, unable to cope with the pressures of life. We are forced to forfeit all the things which make life worth living.
At this stage a person usually seeks help, but the conventional model of diagnose and prescribe is very limited in its ability to offer a solution. Beyond routine blood tests and the obvious nutritional deficiencies, there isn’t much that conventional medicine has to offer.
Some people are burnt out from too much stress. They may be working too hard and relying on stimulants like caffeine or alcohol for energy. They can see a clear connection between their lifestyle and fatigue, but they just don’t know how to reboot their system.
Others have a diagnosed condition such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, M.E, Fibromyalgia or Lyme’s Disease that leaves them feeling tired all the time. A lack of any conventional treatment means they get side-lined by their doctor and left to struggle through with their lives.
People with chronic fatigue often have other issues such as digestive problems, insomnia, cognitive issues or anxiety. The conventional model treats each of these separately. It prescribes different drugs for each of these issues rather than seeking to find the a common underlying cause.
This is why it usually fails to help people with chronic fatigue. It does not get to the heart of the matter, but simply tries to suppress the presenting symptoms. Chronic fatigue rarely seems to seem to have an obvious cause, so there is no standard treatment.
But that’s not to say you are without hope. You’ve just got to start thinking outside of the conventional box. Instead of looking to treat the symptoms, seek instead to find the underlying biochemical imbalances that cause your fatigue.
These imbalances are different for everyone. Once these imbalances have been uncovered, a personalised approach with a personalised treatment can be used to address them and thus restore energy levels.