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Chronic Fatigue Healing Path

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My name is Frank - I’m here to gain advice in fostering a practice to heal my chronic fatigue, which I’ve been suffering from for the past 5 years. 

 

I am trying conventional solutions such as watching what I eat (I’m on a paleo diet) and meditating daily, but I’m now looking to work on myself at a deeper level - that is, with more active energy work. I’ve very recently begun following the Qi gong exercises in The Way of Energy by Lam Kam Chuen. I am however open to advice in extending/complimenting this practice with their avenues. For example, I have been looking at the work of mantak chia, and his book ‘Healing Light of The Tao’ looks interesting. The Way of Energy seems more practical than anything so I’m also looking to learn more about the philosophy of the Chinese healing arts. 

 

I’m willing to do what it takes to get well again and regain my vitality. I lost it in the first place due to several factors; stress at work; overtraining at the gym - preceded by a culmination of negative experiences stemming back to childhood. I spend most of the day in bed - I need to do something now as I’m dying a slow death and my doctors have basically admitted there is nothing they can do other than dose me up on anti depressants. 

 

So this is where I’m at now . Approaching the new year of 2021, now seems a good time to set new goals and lay the foundation for a more healthy and energetic me.

 

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Welcome to TDB.

 

Root chakra issues can often be the source of these kinds of problems. You may wish to investigate some methods that focus on cleansing that area (I recommend steering clear of Mantak). I also do healing professionally ($), you can PM me if you desire. Best of luck. 

 

 

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On 2020-12-18 at 6:15 AM, Schrodinger said:

Hey guys,

 

My name is Frank - I’m here to gain advice in fostering a practice to heal my chronic fatigue, which I’ve been suffering from for the past 5 years. 

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I spend most of the day in bed - I need to do something now as I’m dying a slow death and my doctors have basically admitted there is nothing they can do other than dose me up on anti depressants. 

Hi! 

 

There is an easy-to-do program developed in Japan that has been evaluated with good results. 

 

They even have a version for people with so much fatigue they are bed ridden. 

 

It's free, published and available through Google Scholar. 

 

PM me and I will link it to you. 

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I'd recommend looking at Anthony Korahais course on https://flowingzen.com/  , they have some intro qigong course that is free and frankly one doesn't need that much for starters (though they change sometimes what's on free offer, I don't know whether what I have found "ok" for starters is what they currently have among their free offers, but they always have something). That's if you are looking for something simple and moving. In my book doing Zhang Zhuang that you do is more than fantastic already. And reason for Flowing Zen recommendations is not that it's spectacular or magical but because there's teacher, community, it's online, accessible, and first of all it's a teacher that has a lof ot experience with healing fatigue, depression etc. and has offer targetted at exactly that.

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At the risk of sounding like captain obvious I would always recommended Ginseng. As a TCM practitioner I've seen it work wonders for my chronic fatigue patients.

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On 1/13/2021 at 11:29 PM, Leif said:

I'd recommend looking at Anthony Korahais course on https://flowingzen.com/  , they have some intro qigong course that is free and frankly one doesn't need that much for starters (though they change sometimes what's on free offer, I don't know whether what I have found "ok" for starters is what they currently have among their free offers, but they always have something). That's if you are looking for something simple and moving. In my book doing Zhang Zhuang that you do is more than fantastic already. And reason for Flowing Zen recommendations is not that it's spectacular or magical but because there's teacher, community, it's online, accessible, and first of all it's a teacher that has a lof ot experience with healing fatigue, depression etc. and has offer targetted at exactly that.

Thanks I’ll check that out - might provide a supplement to my zhang  zhuang practice, which I’m enjoying. The exercises are actually becoming more powerful as I get used to them. My performance is a lot more ‘fluid’ now and I’m feeling the benefits, to an extent. 

 

The only thing I still struggle with is the ‘standing like a tree’ posture, which is deceptively simple. I can manage 5 minutes if I’m lucky :)

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On 1/13/2021 at 11:43 PM, dmattwads said:

At the risk of sounding like captain obvious I would always recommended Ginseng. As a TCM practitioner I've seen it work wonders for my chronic fatigue patients.

I will try. Do you recommended any particular brand of supplement, or supplier of fresh roots? I’m uk based.

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35 minutes ago, Schrodinger said:

I will try. Do you recommended any particular brand of supplement, or supplier of fresh roots? I’m uk based.

 

No, no specific supplier. In your case I'd use Asian ginseng as opposed to American.

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Hey Shrondinger,

 

Welcome. Sometimes it feels like we are starting from low, but the only thing that matters is that we are making forward progress. 

 

Clearly, it seems you took the decision to better yourself in every way, which is inspiring. 
 

So not much to add, ZZ is very good to “recharge” but maybe consider adding a daily affirmation practice to solidify your momentum, and maintain spiritual fortitude.

 

You can do it praying to the Sun every morning. Something like:


“Dear Sun, or dear Energy that animates me. You’ve never let me down, even in times of hurting like this and I am so grateful. Help me become stronger so I can respond to my life again. I want to turn myself to your light and dissolve all my mental blockages and fears in your light. They are too much to handle for me, so I surrender them to you. I trust you. I want to trust myself too. Help me see myself in a new light. Make me a new and stronger person every day with a soul free from its shackles of the past. I vow not to look at the darkness anymore, or if I do, I vow to never forget that there is light in darkness. Make me more like you everyday. You are  my true vitality, you are my will to live on this planet and to love. Stay with me at all times, remind me at all times. And once I’m healed, may I use my life to serve you and help others facing the same problems I am currently facing”.

 

And then imagine your body filled with solar light. Include your mind as part of “the body”.... imagine the light is soothing your mind and thoughts into a state of balance and homeostasis. You can do this before ZZ too. Good luck !

 

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