Chronic Fatigue Healing Path

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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. 


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. 

/... ... /


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. 



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  , 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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