Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

According to Ayurveda, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is due to a combination of toxins and excess heat in the body. It is believed that tiredness comes due to weak digestive fire leading to toxin formation. Along with this excess Pitta gets stagnated in the liver causing further ailments. The important symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome include excessive exhaustion and fatigue, weakness, general body pains. The degree of severity may differ from person to person.



  • Chyawanprash, an ayurvedic food supplement, when taken mixed in hot water helps to get rid of toxins and boosts the immunes system
  • Plenty of liquid/fluid diet is recommended in Ayurveda
  • Avoid excess of spicy and sour foods as they increase the heat in the body
  • Concentrate on tastes that are natural sweet like fruits, bitter like green cooked or steamed salads
  • Fresh grated ginger with some lemon juice is very good to stimulate the digestive fire
  • Avoid extremely cold foods and drinks as they build up toxins in the body
  • Regular intake of 5 almonds (that have been soaked in water overnight and peeled) every morning helps to strengthen the immune system


  • shirodara 2Regular whole body massages – Abhyanga will help to restore energy back into the body
  • Marma Massage (Ayurvedic Energy Point Massage) is highly recommended for chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Shirodhara has also shown great results for people suffering from CFS



  • Triphala not only gets rid of toxins but also helps to regulate excess Pitta
  • Shatavari is very good to reduce the excess heat or Pitta in the body
  • Turmeric helps to prevent any recurrent infections and bouts of tiredness
  • Once majority of the toxin are eliminated, then Ashwagandha works really well on the nervous system, not only to calm it down but also to strengthen it


  • 657Plenty of breathing exercises are recommended in Ayurveda. Oxygen taken in helps to flush out lactic acid which may also be the cause of tiredness
  • Best breathing exercises are Alternate nostril breathing, breath of fire, left nostril breathing, right nostril breathing
  • Practicing the Corpse position or child position helps to rejuvenate the systems


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