Service Highlight: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine provides testing and treatment for causes of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Call for holistic fibromyalgia testing at 760-274-2377.

Judging from the great number of exhausted patients I see, chronic fatigue syndrome is an extremely common medical problem.

Yet surprisingly, health-care providers can’t seem to agree on what CFS is, what causes it, how to diagnose it — or even whether it exists at all. Many medical doctors even believe that CFS is strictly a psychological problem and automatically prescribe antidepressants.

In my opinion, all this arguing about the CFS label is beside the point.

The facts: Millions of Americans suffer from fatigue, either from fibromyalgia or any number of other conditions, and need medical help.

To complicate matters further, CFS is not a single disease with a sole cause or a simple cure. Rather, it is the manifestation of one or more underlying health problems, such as infections, hormone imbalances or numerous other conditions.

The goal of treatment is not simply to mask the symptoms — it is to identify the root cause or causes in an individual patient and then recommend the appropriate healing therapies.

If you are suffering from fatigue, let us find the reason and treat it naturally. Contact the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine today for an in-person appointment, or a phone consultation if you’re outside the San Diego area.