Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or post- viral syndrome affects the nervous and immune systems. General consensus appears to be that there is no known cause or cure for the illness. We believe that this illness is actually due to a low sympathetic drive. Symptoms include Tiredness, headaches, a tensed up feeling, depression and postural dizzy spells. The increased parasympathetic activity often results in indigestion and sometimes food sensitivities. When the waste products in the muscles rise above a critical level they go into a cramp, causing pain. This can be experienced as general back trouble, a slight ache between the shoulders or as a very sharp localised pain.
A severe or chronic viral infection exacerbates the symptoms by causing inflammation in the lymph nodes that surround the sympathetic chain, hugely increasing the malfunction.
Electrostimulation relaxes the spasm of the muscles increases the blood flow to the area to speed up the repair mechanism. Muscle stimulation to the thoracic groups of muscles uses the pumping property of the muscles to reduce the tissue oedema. Shiatsu Massage helps this and gentle remobilisation restores normal movement to the spine. As the spasm is reduced, so is the congestion in the area and the sympathetic drive returns to normal. This will take a few sessions
Supplementary Vitamin B and Magnesium, probiotics or microbial supplements are often required due to the inflammed gut which almost always accompanies the low sympathetic drive and leads to various absorption deficiencies.
Treatment would include Interx, Shaitsu, Chei Nei tsang (abdominal massage).