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
- joint pain
- 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
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.
What do we do about it?