Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is characterised by persistent fatigue (exhaustion). Sufferers often feel so tired that they can’t complete normal daily activities.

8 typical Chronic Fatigue Symptoms

  1. Extreme fatigue

  2. Muscle and joint pain

  3. Difficulties with thinking clearly

  4. Problems sleeping

  5. Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or armpits

  6. Frequent sore throats

  7. Headaches

  8. Difficulty fighting infections


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is very difficult to diagnose and for this reason, only about 20% of people who have the syndrome actually know it.


5 important facts of Chronic Fatigue


1. Chronic Fatigue is a real disorder

Often sufferers are told it isn’t real and it is ‘in their heads’ which means it is often undiagnosed. The Institute of Medicine has previously proposed renaming M.E. to “systemic exertion intolerance disease” (SEID), in hope that it will remove the negative connotations that are associated with the term Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


2. Fatigue isn’t the only symptom

This isn’t just general tiredness, this is total exhaustion, both mental and physical that doesn’t improve with extended rest. There are many other symptoms – listed above -which are also associated with low energy levels.


3. It’s difficult for doctors to diagnose

Because there is no gold-standard method of diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Disorder, doctors must first rule out a plethora of medical conditions before it can be assumed to be the cause. Even then, there are no tests that prove conclusive.


4. People may not know they have it

The Institute of Medicine in the US estimates over 80% of sufferers are yet to be diagnosed.


5. The cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is unknown

Scientists are still trying to pinpoint exactly what triggers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome however the symptoms are the same as low energy or when we are experiencing energy blockages. 

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

As it is difficult to diagnose, it is difficult to treat – especially using traditional medicine. At Jung Shim, we have many success stories of treating clients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Chunsoo Treatments unblock the energy channels and boost circulation to allowing the body to re-energise. This creates a balance in mind, body and spirit.

The treatments help relieve tiredness and fatigue whilst detoxifying the body and having a calming effect on the mind.


About Jung Shim

Jung Shim means ‘beautiful mind’. At our Jung Shim Centres our aim is to help people recharge the body and clear the mind to regain our health and wellbeing.

We offer energy treatments, energy classes as well as lifestyle advice all designed to help recharge you human energy.  

For a consultation to discuss depression and associated physical symptoms, contact Jung Shim on 020 7462 8811.