Natural and Alternative Fatigue Treatment Options

Fatigue Treatment {introduction}

Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness characterized by a lack of energy. This can be the normal result of certain lifestyle factors (physical exertion, prolonged lack of sleep, stress); however, if fatigue becomes chronic and is not relieved by changes in lifestyle factors, it could be the sign of a larger, underlying problem.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Fatigue.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Fatigue

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.


Herbal Formulas for Fatigue Available From Our Store

Herbal Formulas

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Ba Zhen Wan - Anemia, Heavy Menstruation, Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula
Ba Zhen Wan - Anemia, Heavy Menstruation, Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula

Uses: Anemia, Heavy Menstruation, Dysmenorrhea (Cramps), Dizziness, Weakness.



Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan - Fatigue, Prolapse, Chronic Illness Recovery Herbal Formula
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan - Fatigue, Prolapse, Chronic Illness Recovery Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Organ Prolapses, Recovery from Chronic Illness, Sustained Stress.  Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian, Central Chi Teapills) 




Energy Enhancer - Energy Herbal Formula
Energy Enhancer Formula

Cools down excess heat and increases energy. Drawn from effective Chinese Medicine herbal formulas, energy enhancer balances Yin and Yang of the body and increases energy. It is good for those who work too hard and feel...



Fu Fang Dang Gui Wan - Irregular Menstruation, PMS, Infertility, Fatigue Herbal Formula
Fu Fang Dang Gui Wan - Irregular Menstruation, PMS, Infertility, Fatigue Herbal

Uses: Irregular Menstruation, PMS, Menstrual Pain, Infertility, Fatigue, Memory. Fu Fang Dang Gui Wan (Dong Quai Tablet) is a commonly used TCM herbal formula for syndromes of qi and blood deficiency in...



Ginkgo Plus - Improve Memory/Concentration Herbal Formula
Ginkgo Plus Improve Brain Function Formula

Uses: Memory Improvement/Stress Reduction. Ginkgo is well known tonic for memory and energy. This formula includes herbs which are effective for increasing memory and concentration along with relieving...



Gui Pi Wan - Insomnia, Fatigue, Anemia Herbal Formula
Gui Pi Wan - Insomnia, Fatigue, Anemia Herbal Formula

Uses:  Insomnia, fatigue, poor memory, anemia.  Gui Pi Wan (Gui Pi Pian, Gui Pi Tang) works to build the blood and Qi of the body from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective.  ...



Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan - Back Pain, Fatigue, Premature Ejaculation Herbal Formula
Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan - Back Pain, Fatigue, Premature Ejaculation Herbal Formula

Uses: Back Pain, Low Libido, Erectile Dysfunction. Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan/Pian (Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet).  This classic formula is for kidney yang deficiency.  Symptoms may include low...



Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Weakness, Dizziness, Sore Low Back Herbal Formula
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula

Uses: Weakness, Dizziness, Sweating, Sore Low Back, Diabetes. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Liu Wei Di Huang Pian, YinViveTM, Rehmannia six, Six Flavor Teapills) is a highly regarded Chinese herbal formula for...



Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Hot Sensation, Sore Bones, Vision Problems Herbal Formula
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Hot Sensation, Sore Bones, Vision Problems Herbal Formula

Uses: Weakness, Dizziness, Sweating, Sore Low Back, Diabetes. Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Qi Ju Di Huang Pian) is a variation of the classic formula,...



QiVive - Fatigue, Prolapse, Chronic Illness Recovery Herbal Formula
QiVive - Fatigue, Prolapse Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Organ Prolapses, Recovery from Chronic Illness, Sustained Stress.  QiVive is a concentrated version of the classic formula...



Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan - Fatigue, Focus, Insomnia, Stress Herbal Formula
Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan - Fatigue, Focus, Insomnia, Stress Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Mental Focus, Insomnia, Stress Reduction.  Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan (Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Pian), is a Chinese herbal formula designed with the demands of modern western culture in mind....



Shou Wu Wan - Hair Loss, Graying, Memory, Low Sperm Count, Menopause
Shou Wu Wan - Hair Issues, Sexual Issues, Fatigue and Weakness

Uses: Hair Loss, Graying of Hair, Muscle, Bone and Joint Weakness, Memory, Menopause, Low Sperm Count, Morphology and Motility Issues.  Shou Wu Wan is an adaptation of the formula Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan....



Si Ni Tang Wan - Fatigue, Cold Limbs, Cold Abdomen Herbal Formula
Si Ni Tang Wan - Cold Extremities Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Cold Limbs, Cold Abdomen.  Si Ni Tang Wan (Si Ni Tang Pian) translates as the "Frigid Extremities Formula."  From a Chinese Medicine this formula is used for a condition...



Tobmeen Chudue Gyatso - Health Tonic
Tobmeen Chudue Gyatso - Health Tonic

Uses: Fatigue. Tobmeen Chudue Gyatso health tonic is formulated from pure natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan medical text. It is traditionally used to help optimize physical vigor, vitality and...



Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan - Alternating Fever and Chills, Fatigue, Irritability Herbal Formula
Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan - Alternating Fever and Chills, Fatigue, Irritability Herb

Uses: Alternating Fever and Chills, Fatigue, Irritability. Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan (Minor Bupleurum Decoction) expels pathogenic factors from the exterior to reduce fever, enhances digestive function, and...



Xin Nao Xue Shuan Wan - Stroke, Headache, Numbness, Fatigue Herbal Formula
Xin Nao Xue Shuan Wan - Stroke, Headache, Numbness, Fatigue Herbal Formula

Uses: Stroke, Headache, Numbness of the Extremities,Fatigue. Xin Nao Xue Shuan Wan, "heart thrombosis pills", is a modern Chinese herbal medicine specially formulated to maintain...



YinVive - Weakness, Dizziness, Sore Low Back Herbal Formula
YinVive - Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula

Uses: Weakness, Dizziness, Sweating, Sore Low Back, Diabetes.



Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Forum posts related to Fatigue

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  • red13's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 01/19/2014 - 4:25pm
    Contributor ~ red13

    Greetings,

    I am a TCM student and am seeking advice. I have developed 3 major conditions that have been confirmed:

    - Kidney Yin deficiency

    Mainly from excessive masturbation. It depleted some of my jing reserves, but I can...

    Comments on this post (9)

  • Cpnsuffer's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:14am
    Contributor ~ Cpnsuffer

    Hello All

    I have suffered from Chlamydia Pneumoniae a bacterial infection for several decades and came upon a TCM formula about a year ago on another website which worked well for the poster.

    I went to China town about a year ago...


  • tommy45's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 02/01/2013 - 4:43pm
    Contributor ~ tommy45

    Walking between 4 and 7 miles a day (morning and night), but energy level is really low. Trouble sleeping at night unless I take Ambium. Can't lose weight, even though I watch my diet. Having tough time sexually (staying power). Age 53 male....

    Comments on this post (1)

  • Photon's picture
    Submitted On Sat, 10/13/2012 - 9:37pm
    Contributor ~ Photon

    I had my first acupuncture Tx today. I have experienced other types of alternative healing methods and meditation prior.

    During the experience I had a strange feeling as if I could float of my body. That part is not too surprising to me,...

    Comments on this post (1)

  • jiffy88's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 09/11/2012 - 3:47pm
    Contributor ~ jiffy88

    Hi, I'm 28 years male and have the conditions listed.

    My two main concerns are my loose stools and erecticle dysfunction.

    Comments on this post (5)

  • cfs31's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 03/16/2012 - 8:08pm
    Contributor ~ cfs31

    Hello everybody. I am Peter, 31 years old. I have been suffering from CFS 

    almost 2 decades now. It is al caused by undiagnosed celiac disease.

    My symptoms now are:

    -fatigue all day

    -sleep 8 hours or more

    -...

    Comments on this post (7)

  • rae's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 12/08/2011 - 5:02pm
    Contributor ~ rae

    Hello TCM Colleagues,

     

    I have a pregnant patient, 4 months, wanting a general tonic and has fatigue. Would Ba Zhen Tang be appropriate?

    Also, are there any herb books that focus on pregnant women? There are so many...

    Comments on this post (5)

  • new2this's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 09/09/2011 - 4:34pm
    Contributor ~ new2this

    First: who likes my name the best? :)

     

    Comments on this post (3)

  • Skye's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 08/28/2011 - 10:10pm
    Contributor ~ Skye

    Hello Friends, Next week I will turn 60.  Although I have given up ice cream and changed to a very healthy diet & supplements, my health has suffered. For the past 8 yrs., no doctor could make a diagnosis because all of my labs were...

    Comments on this post (2)

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    Acupuncture Points for Fatigue

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.


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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Fatigue

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Fatigue

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.
    General Indications Functional Grouping Combinations
    Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan - Emperors Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

    Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

    Calm the Spirit, Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
    Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan - Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

    For Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency - spontaneous sweating, aversion to cold, desire for warm beverages, shortness of breath, intermittent fever, weak speech/low voice, weak limbs, loose/watery stools.

    The Pulse will be deficient and rootless in the spleen position or simply deficient overall and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.

    Tonify the Qi, Tonify
    Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan - Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet - TCM Herbal Formula

    Kidney yang deficiency signs - low back pain, weakness in the legs, knees, low back, low energy, low libido.

    The Pulse will be empty or frail and the Tongue will be pale and swollen with a thin white moist coat.

    Warm and Tonify the Yang, Tonify
    You Gui Wan - Restore the Right Kidney Pill - TCM Herbal Formula

    Signs of Kidney Yang deficiency - cold extremities, fatigue, impotence, weak/aching low back, knees, waist, aversion to cold, infertility, loose stools, incontinence or other urinary issues (frequent, difficult to restrain), edema in the lower body.

    The Pulse will be weak and the Tongue will be be pale with a thin white moist coat.

    Warm and Tonify the Yang, Tonify
    Si Ni Tang Wan - Frigid Extremities Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

    Used for Yang Collapse in emergency situations but also to tonify Kidney Yang Deficiency in less severe cases.  Aversion to cold, very cold limbs, sensations of deep cold, fatigue, sleepiness, diarrhea with undigested food, vomiting, abdominal pain.

    The pulse will be deep and thin or deep and faint and the Tongue will be pale with a white, slippery tongue coating.

    Rescue Devastated Yang, Warm Interior Cold
    Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan - Minor Bupleurum Decoction Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen, Harmonize
    Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan - Black Chicken White Phoenix Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Clear Heat From Deficiency, Clear Heat
    Si Jun Zi Tang Wan - Four Gentlemen Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Qi, Tonify
    Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan - Ginseng, Poria & Atractylodes Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Qi, Tonify
    Shi Quan Da Bu Wan - Ten Tonics Nourishment Pills -TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Qi and Blood, Tonify
    Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan - Great Yang Restoration Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis, Invigorate the Blood
    Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan - Stephania & Astragalus Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Warm and Transform Water and Dampness, Expel Dampness
    Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan - Solitary Hermit Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Dispel Wind-Dampness, Expel Dampness
    Zuo Gui Wan - Right Returning Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Yin, Tonify

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Fatigue

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no tcm herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Western Herbs and Fatigue Medical Information

    Western herbs for Fatigue

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Fatigue - Western Medicine Information

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