The ME/CVS foundation Nederland describes the fatigue syndrome as follows:

What is ME/CVS?
ME/CVS is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is a non-congenital, chronic and complex multisystem disease. People with ME/CFS are not only exhaustively fatigued, but also have other chronic complaints, including (often) pain. ME/CFIDS has an unpredictable course: every day can be different - for no reason at all. You have persistent, severe fatigue symptoms; you function much less well, both professionally and socially/personally; no physical cause for the severe fatigue can be found; the symptoms have been present for at least 6 months.
Important complaints in ME/CFS:

  • physical and mental exhaustion
  • poor sleep
  • muscle weakness and muscle pain
  • gastrointestinal complaints
  • difficulty with attention and concentration
  • throat, nose and ear complaints
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • dizziness
  • difficulty in seeing.

How does ME/CFS arise?
ME/CFS is primarily characterised by severe, long-term fatigue that affects functioning both physically and mentally. It seems that the condition can arise after a viral infection, flu, Pfeiffer or surgery, but the real cause is still unknown.

In the Epiphora Method we say: ME/CFS is a neurovegetative dysregulation, which is very often accompanied by a number of symptoms:

  • feeling of pressure on the head
  • hair root pain
  • blurred vision
  • light and sound sensitivity
  • cold
  • tired
  • dizziness 
are common. You often feel better lying down than sitting or standing.

The cause of ME/CFS is always a confluence of factors, in which acquired diseases or infections, operations, nutrition, psycho-emotional trauma and persistent environmental stress play a major role. 
But in addition to these factors, a disturbed blood circulation in our brain can play an important role in the development of this fatigue syndrome. Particularly when you have this diagnosis and you recognise yourself in a number of the 8 symptoms that we show in the Epiphora Method, using the method can mean the difference between recovering from the clamp position or not.

We see that a brain that is not well supplied with blood sends out alarm signals that lead to a total cramp of all the blood vessels, so that no body cells can flourish. 

"The brain steals the blood from the body".

What do we do about it? 

With the Epiphora Method you ensure yourself daily that you have a good blood circulation in your brain 24/7. The breathing technique puts your body in the recovery position. From this position, you can start working with nutrition, mindset, processing life events and rehabilitation training. Especially if you recognise a number of symptoms from our site, applying the Epiphora Method can make the difference between success or failure in your recovery efforts. 

ME/CFS never comes out of the blue. There is usually a lead time, life events, capacity reduction over time, you have adapted your life to it because you have been advised to, etc. An important factor is also hypermobility, which occurs in many forms, particularly in women. 

ME/CFS is always a complexity of many factors. If you recognise yourself in the symptoms that we show on this website, the Epiphora Method may just be the start of unexpected recovery, even after many years.