Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) (chronic fatigue syndrome)

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME, is characterised by severe, disturbing fatigue, and other symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, impaired concentration and headaches. It is thought that the causes include some infectious illnesses, such as Epstein-Barr virus (glandular fever) and viral meningitis, and some endocrine and immunological abnormalities, and abnormal pain processing.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of CFS/ME, please download this factsheet.