Acupuncturist Questions Fatigue

Lately I've been experiencing a lot of fatigue. Can acupuncture help?

I have a lot of fatigue and feel exhausted, even during my normal routine? Can acupuncture help me?

34 Answers

Yes, in the right hands acupuncture can help your fatigue. Even chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). However, we usually use all the tools of Chinese medicine for this such as Chinese herbal formulas, dietary therapy and life style counseling. It has taken your body years to develop this condition so it will require a seires of treatments to reverse it.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are more effective when used together.
Yes. Fatigue is commonly related to two reasons based on Chinese medicine:

1) Qi stagnation (modern medicine will manifest as depression, frustration or not happy, lack of interests, etc.)
2) Qi weakness: this is related to malnutrition, does not eat well, picky with food, etc., or a weak digestive system, etc.

Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs will be a good solution.
Acupuncture helps to treat many types of ailments including exhaustion, but every case is different. There are many factors to consider when it comes to fatigue.
Yes. Also we may make suggestions to do a round of b12 I/M injections so that we can help combat these symptoms as well. We will ask you a series of questions to understand which system is being compromised and making you feel lethargic. Since it seems to be an acute symptom we will most likely help your body balance itself back out quickly.
Yes, but the protocol will differ depending on the reason for your fatigue. For instance, if you feel tired after eating, this indicates a slow down of the metabolism is the cause. If you are tired because of insomnia, this may be due to insufficiency of blood causing you to wake up at night or anxiety interfering with falling asleep. These are only a few of the many possible causes. The best way to address your fatigue is to seek a consultation with me and we will identify the root causes and put together a customized treatment plan for you. We will use modern diagnostics as well as ancient techniques to assess your overall health and with the right set of questions, we will select the appropriate protocols and formulas to eliminate your fatigue.
The causes of fatigue vary. But the most representative is lack of vital energy. Vital energy has a close relationship with the lungs, spleen and blood. If you examine these three or more factors and treat them with acupuncture, they are treated well.
Yes. Acupuncture can help improve your energy levels and improve your sleep (if that is an issue). I may also recommend moxibustion homework, and dietary or lifestyle changes to supplement the treatments.
Fatigue and exhaustion is in the top three health complaints for Americans. Acupuncture is very effective as a treatment for fatigue and exhaustion, but it doesn't work alone. It is first important that you are getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods and exercising moderately at least three to five times a week. Stress is one of the major causes of health problems among Americans. Do an assessment with your lifestyle. If you are getting enough sleep and eat healthy, try Tai chi and Qigong as a low impact, relaxing exercise for the body.
Yes, it can help improve energy on many levels. Acupuncture can balance hormones and neurotransmitters, help improve sleep, reduce stress and restore digestive function to extract nutrition from food. Of course, it is important to rule out any underlying health problems that may be contributing to fatigue.
Acupuncture can help to strengthen the body in many ways and it can help a patient to sleep better throughout the night. If you are experiencing fatigue and a loss/gain of weight, please, contact your primary physician immediately.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.

From acupuncture and an oriental medicine point of view, fatigue is part of energy def. By boosting your energy through acupuncture treatment or herbal supplements, this will help you a lot.

Hope you gain benefit sooner by seeking an acupuncturist soon.

Take good care,

Jonathan Fang
Yes, acupuncture can help.

Dipl. Ac. Ryan Bishop L.Ac.
You will sleep better after acupuncture.
Certainly acupuncture can help you with fatigue. It is also very important to rule out certain more serious reasons for fatigue, such as an internal bleed, a nutrient deficiency, or endocrine disorder. It may be best to start with a lab work-up and stool occult test. See a qualified physician and, if all comes out okay, follow up with an experienced acupuncturist who can help you with acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Thank you for your question.

Fatigue can be caused by any number of things, some serious medical issues and some simple. It is best to first seek a doctor to investigate why you are fatigued so that the correct treatments can be integrated.


Absolutely. Especially in combination with herbs and possibly some diet recommendations.
Acupuncture can sure help, but check your blood panel first to rule out anemia.
Yes. Acupuncture can help. The number of treatments that you would need would vary depending upon the reason for your fatigue, but you typically would see some result in three or four treatments, though you would probably need more to completely resolve the issue. Again, depending upon the cause, it may be the kind of condition that does not completely resolve, but requires management, although they would, even then, be typically fewer and farther between. You would probably benefit from Chinese Herbal Medicine in addition.
Yes, acupuncture can help fatigue by increasing energy flow and good metabolism.


Dr. Pai Hsiang Peng, L.Ac.
Yes. Something is out of balance or nutrition is weak or thyroid is off. I would recommend seeing your physician and someone like myself to get to the root of the cause. Don't wait.

Yes, it certainly can, but in addition, I would highly recommend you get a vitamin/mineral work up, via blood work, performed by your primary care physician (PCP). Usually, there are deficiencies that are contributing to fatigue, so good quality supplements may help tremendously as well.

Best of luck!
Acupuncture can help with Fatigue. In most cases, fatigue is caused by the body not getting enough circulation with blood and oxygen. Acupuncture can help with blood flow and circulate fresh oxygen through out the body. The fresh blood carried through out the body will also carry nutrients that the body will need
There are an infinite number of causes for fatigue, so it's a difficult question to answer. Many, many causes are treatable by acupuncture and herbs, so I would certainly find a licensed practitioner, one who does a full intake and exam, and go for a series of treatments. They may prescribe herbs as well to increase the effect of the acupuncture. Or they may counsel you on diet and habits. These things can all have profound effects on our energy levels.

Good luck! I hope you get relief soon! It's no fun feeling tired all the time.
Acupuncture and herbs are very effective for relieving fatigue and boosting energy levels.
It can, but I do need to ask if you've had a regular check-up from an MD to determine if you have any thyroid issues or other conditions that we would need to be aware of. We would also need to know your sleep patterns, habits and other lifestyle issues.

First make sure there isn't a serious condition that is affecting your body with some general tests, if the MD's are not able to find anything or if they do and they can help but you want complimentary help from acupuncture, then be sure to communicate this between both your MD and the Licensed Acupuncturist you decide to work with.

Good luck
The acupressure slippers are not harmful. The action of the slippers are based on the foot reflexology. They're not for treatment, but to regulate your functions of the body.

Dr. Daisy
Yes, you need to find an acupuncturist who has trained with Chinese medicine and acupuncture program. They can help you with all different types of fatigue syndrome.
Acupuncture can have excellent results with fatigue. Just make sure you're seeing a board certified and state licensed acupuncturist.
Yes. Still need to find out what caused your fatigue. Acupuncture and/or herbs can help the fatigue.
Being fatigued most of the time needs to be paid attention to. Have you consulted with your family physician and done any blood tests lately? First, you will need to find out what is causing your condition. Right diets, exercise, and lifestyle change can help. Acupuncture also helps by stimulating certain acupuncture points to boost your energy. Please see your family practitioner to discuss your condition first.
Fatigue can be caused by many factors. If it is affecting your normal routine, that's not good. Yes, acupuncture can help to normalize the disharmony that is present in your body that may be causing that, however, I would also suggest that you talk to your medical doctor about getting a blood workup done to ensure there is nothing serious going on. After you have get that cleared, then find an acupuncture physician in your area and get your energy back!

Yours in health!