It is a disorder characterized by the sudden onset of severe unexplained fatigue, lasting five months or more.
Other Associated symptoms include impairment of neurocognitive function, incomplete or irregular sleep, headache, arthralgia, post exertion malaise, muscle aches and recurrent sore throat.
The etiology and pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is still unknown, but it is known to be heterogeneous and multicausal. It is often associated with the beginning of acute infection.
Major causes of CFS, include, neuro-endocrine dysfunction, lack of immunological functions, and genetic disorders. Although the condition can affect any age group, it most commonly starts between the early 20s-40. Like many auto-immune conditions, it is twice as common in women.
This is a condition which affects not only the working capacity of a person but also will impact the social behavior of a person, because this condition of “always tired” brings a lot of irritation in behavior.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms
- Generalized aches in the body
- Generalized fatigue
- Excessive exhaustion
- Chronic aches and pains including headaches and migraines
- Sleep disorder including severe insomnia
- Depression and psychological symptoms numbness and tingling sensation
- Nerve related problems
Ayurvedic approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Once the body and sense organs are not healthy or happy and feeling uneasy, the signs and symptoms appear in this condition comes under Jwara. It is a complex and complete disease because it has a wide coverage of the diseases.
Thorough research and understanding will reveal that Jwara will be present in the pathogenesis of every disease. This is why Jwara is given first and foremost role while discussing pathology or treatment of any disease irrespective of the nature.
CFS presents as an overwhelming feeling of fatigue that follows any form of physical exertion, also impairing of memory and concentration. It is also a collection of multi-system dysfunctions involving the immune neurological, endocrine systems.
The degree of severity may differ from person to person. Some cases of CFS suffer from symptoms that have been aggravated due to certain factors like stressful events or excessive work. Some CFS cases suffer continuously from various symptoms even with the absence of any aggravating factors.
It is a disabling condition that can destroy the affected individual’s work, home and social life and financial status.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition, which resembles Vataja Jwara (Jwara caused by Vata Dosha) advancing to deeper dhatus and finally affecting ojus. Body ache, body pain, stiffness in the body especially in evening hours and before bed, flatulence, constipation and not feeling well for the whole day are the common signs and symptoms of these two conditions.
Vataja Jwara is caused by the Vata vitiating diet and lifestyle. Avoiding etiological factors (nidana parivarjana) is the primary step for the chronic fatigue syndrome treatment in Ayurveda.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is no exception. Diet and Lifestyle modification according to clinical presentation make it easy to get rid of the problem permanently.
In this condition low or weak gastric fire leads to the formation of Ama in the body. Ama is the root cause of all diseases in the body. Ama first affects Kapha dosha. Later due to the nature of etiological factors, Pitta or Vata dosha may also involve in the pathogenesis of CFS.
When Vata is the main Dosha involved, all functions that belong to Vatha Dosha in the body also become imbalanced including the nervous systems, sleep, bone tissue etc.
Gradually Ojus is also affected. Ojus is the essence of digested food. It provides psychological stability and endurance. At the deepest levels of consciousness, Ojus is the material power that the body uses to provide nourishment to higher states of consciousness.
In other words, Ojus is the subtle glue that cements the body, mind and spirit together, integrating them into a functioning individual. When Agni is not working properly, as in this disease, production of Ojus is impaired.
Ayurvedic Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment
Ayurvedic chronic fatigue syndrome treatment treats the condition by rectifying the malfunctioning of digestive fire.
Ayurveda believes in removing the root cause of disease rather than just treating the symptoms. As a holistic health system comprising diet, yoga, detoxification, herbal remedies, meditation and daily lifestyle, Ayurveda improves not only a person’s health, but also their wellbeing, behavior and state of mind.
This plays an important role in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because the root cause lies not only in the physical aspect of the disease but the mental aspect also plays a vital role.
CAC Provides best herbal medicines for CFS which contain DETOX PREMIUM POWDER, SHATAVRI, CHAVANPRASH, REACTIVE POWDER
DESCRIPTION OF MEDICINES
Detox Premium Powder:
The powder contains all the Ayurvedic herbs which strengthen the immune system of the body and prevents the various complications by potentiating immune system. The powder includes :
Parwal Pishti – Parwal pishti is prepared from Coral calcium. It is mainly used in Pitta related disorders and helpful in bleeding disorders. This pishti relieves Ama dosha and improves the digestion power. It also improves the strength and immunity.
Shukta Pishti – It is prepared from Pearl oyster shell. Shukta pishti pacifies Pitta and Kapha dosha. It is the best ant-acid and relieves the abdominal distention. Shukta pishti reduces the rashes on the arms and legs.
Giloy Satva–Giloy satva includes water-soluble extract of Giloy/Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia). It balances the aggravated pitta and acts as a mild-antipyretic, antacid, and immuno-modulator. It also reduces burning sensation in the hands, feet, and body.
Kamdudha Ras–According to Ayurveda principles, Kamdudha Ras has Sheeta Virya thus it is beneficial in every Pitta Roga classified in Ayurveda. It is beneficial in the symptoms like burning sensation, restlessness, bleeding tendencies, excessive thirst, and hot flashes, vomiting with yellowish or sour water.
Akik Pishti – Akik bhasma contains Silicon Dioxide and some herbal extracts derived into in during processing with Aloe vera and Rose water. It is used in General debility, Restlessness. It works well in loss of appetite, weight loss, and feeling of excessive heat in the body.
Gandhak Rasayan – Gandhak Rasayan is a great antibacterial, antiviral ayurvedic medicine. It acts as an anti-pyretic, analgesic, & blood purifier.
Sutshekhar Ras–It is an important medicine used in Ayurveda, which acts on Pitta dosha and reduces the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, sour taste of mouth, restlessness, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.
CAC Shatavri churna is herbal and purely ayurvedic formulation. This herb help your body cope with physical and emotional stress. It is a wonderful rejuvenation herb for both males and females. Shatavri is considered as a general health tonic to improve vitality making it a magical drug in ayurvedic medicine. It may act as a diuretic and thus help to reduce swelling in your body. It act as anti oxidant, anti inflammatory, anti ulcer and immunity booster.
Ext of shatavri
Uses of shatavri churna:
- Immunity booster
- Improve female reproductive health
- Breast feeding and pregnancy
- Reduce symptoms of menopause
- Help treat kidney stones
- Anti ageing
- Treat depression
- General tonic for females
Dosage: 3-6 gm twice daily with hot milk.
CAC RE-ACTIVE POWDER is a herbo-mineral powder and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC RE-ACTIVE POWDER is herbal supplement for bodybuilding and weight management without any side effects. It is a health supplement for daily use. Re-active powder contains herbal ingredients such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Safed musli (Asparagus abscendens), Salam Panja (Orchis lalifolia), Vadari Kand (Puerania tuberosa), Shudh Shilajeet (Asphaltum punjabianum), Kaunch beej (Mucuna prurita), etc. These herbs helps to maximize Stamina, provides extra bone strength, calms the brain, maximize anabolic activity, and maximize muscle growth and power, balances hormonal levels. Herbal Re-active powder is a Delicious Chocolate flavored Health and Brain tonic for both children and adults.
Uses of CAC RE-ACTIVE POWDER:
- Maximize muscle mass and strength
- Manages weight
- Repair damaged tissue
- Maximize Stamina
- Provide extra bone strength
- Maximize anabolic activity
- Enhances brain activity
- Relieves stress
Ingredients of CAC RE-ACTIVE POWDER are:
Each 100 GM Powder Contains:
- Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera) – 3000 mg
- Shatavari Root (Asparagus racemosus) – 6000 mg
- Safed musli Root (Asparagus abscendens) – 2000 mg
- Salam Panja Root (Orchis lalifolia) – 1000 mg
- Vadari Kand Root (Puerania tuberosa) – 1000 mg
- Shudh Shilajeet Stone (Asphaltum punjabianum) – 1000 mg
- Kaunch beej Seed (Mucuna prurita) – 500 mg
- Soya + Milk powder – 25 gm
- Lactose – 20 gm
- Sucrose – 36 gm
DOSAGE: 10 GM Twice a day with lukewarm Milk or water.
Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1 Lakh Plus patients worldwide.