Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

   Home      Fatigue

Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness, exhaustion, or lack of energy. You may feel fatigued because of

  • Alcohol use or abuse
  • Caffeine use
  • Excessive physical activity
  • Inactivity
  • Lack of sleep
  • Medications, such as antihistamines, cough and cold remedies, prescription pain medications, heart medications, blood pressure medications, and some antidepressants

If fatigue occurs without an obvious cause, it is important to evaluate your mental health. Fatigue is a common symptom of mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress.

More and more patients have been diagnosed as having chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in recent years. Western drug use for this syndrome is often associated with many side-effects and little clinical benefit. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating this sort of generalized complaint is one of the strong points of traditional Chinese medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine characterizes all illnesses as imbalances of organ function or poor circulation of Qi, or energy, and blood in the body’s channels. In chronic cases with many diverse symptoms, we try to ascertain how, where, and why organ and channel dysfunctions are happening, and we work to restore an original, natural state of health with a combination of Chinese herbal medicines and acupuncture. Acupuncture is used to reprogram the body while the use of Chinese herbs helps to support the reprogramming making the treatment more efficient. There are a number of Chinese herbal formulas that have been construed for the purpose of providing treatment to individuals suffering from fatigue. No matter the source or type of fatigue, Chinese medicine can be of tremendous therapeutic value. TCM views each of us as unique individuals therefore treatment for any complaint is specifically tailored to suit your particular condition. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can correct the specific imbalance and treat the root cause of the illness (not just simply symptom relief). 

Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA