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Ayurvedic Treatment Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—A Case Report

Sivarama Prasad Vinjamury, MD (Ayurveda), MAOM, Betsy B.Singh, PhD

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by sudden onset of severe unexplained fatigue, lasting 6 months or more.1,2 Associated symptoms include impairment of neurocognitive function, non-refreshing sleep, headache, arthral- gias, postexertional malaise, muscle aches, and recurrent sore throat. Approximately 0.2% to 0.7% of the population in Western countries is affected. It affects over 800,000 Americans of all ages, races, socioeconomic groups, and genders.2-4 Chronic fatigue Syndrome is estimated to cost $9.1 billion in lost productivity annually in the United States.4 The etiology and pathophysiology of CFS is still unknown,1,5

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