The Mayo Clinic defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) as “a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition.”1 More than 1 million people in the US alone are afflicted with the disease2, which presents with symptoms such as unexplained fatigue, low-grade fever, muscle pain, headaches and insomnia1.
Symptoms of CFS can be extremely debilitating, and quality of life may be greatly impacted. Although antidepressants, sleeping pills and therapy are frequently used to treat the disorder, there currently is no known cure. Treatment often has to be tailored to specific symptoms, and many times it may not be completely effective at mitigating these symptoms.
Fortunately, several clinical studies have shown far-infrared sauna therapy to be a promising new approach to the treatment of CFS3,4. As the results of one study confirmed, “symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, and low-grade fever were dramatically improved after 15 to 25 sessions of thermal therapy.”4 A separate study also found that “physical symptoms such as fatigue and pain improved.”3 Patients reported that overall well-being and quality of life were dramatically improved as a result of undergoing sauna therapy.
Are you struggling to find an effective method of treatment to help you cope with debilitating CFS symptoms? If so, call us today at (800) 528-3110 to find out how a JNH Lifestyles sauna can help improve your quality of life.
1Chronic fatigue syndrome. (n.d.). Retrieved August 26, 2016, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20022009
2Who's at Risk? (2013). Retrieved August 26, 2016, from http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/causes/risk-groups.html
3Masuda, A. (2007, June). A new treatment: Thermal therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome. Nihon Rinsho, 65(6), 1093-1098.
4 Masuda, A., Kihara, T., Fukudome, T., Shinsato, T., Minagoe, S., & Tei, C. (2005). The effects of repeated thermal therapy for two patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 58(4), 383-387. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2004.11.005.
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