Chronic fatigue syndrome: assessment of increased oxidative stress and altered muscle excitability in response to incremental exercise
For many years, conditions like chronic fatigue and irritable bowel were considered psychogenic because no physiological alterations could be found. Well, it’s not that they weren’t there–we just didn’t know where to look.
This study just confirms what many of us in manual medicine have known for some time–these patients are very prone to “overtreatment.” Do too much, exercise too much or go too deep and the patient will be very sore the next day.
Following the results of this article, it is logical to assume that these patients would respond very favorable to interventions designed to support the mitochodria and reduce oxidative stress.