When faced with patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Fibromyalgia, doctors are often at a loss. In a poorly-informed attempt to relieve symptoms, they might prescribe antidepressants, muscle relaxants, pain pills, or sleep medications. None of these will resolve the condition and side effects may make patients feel worse. Symptoms of Fibromyalgia may include fatigue, headaches, pain, stiffness, tender spots in muscles and joints, mental fog or confusion, and more. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia diseases are a blend of malfunctions in the body, much like an orchestra playing so terribly out of tune that the audience begs for ear plugs. To be effective, the treatment must identify which instruments are off-key—the unique situation of each patient—and correct them. We call this a multi-system approach, and it works.
Lack of standardized testing for CFS and Fibromyalgia is one problem. And another is this: Even when a correct diagnosis is made, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Doctors who are trained in our CFS and Fibromyalgia protocol look for and treat all the factors underlying these diseases. This approach relieves symptoms while enabling healing.
Every aspect of our multi-system approach is supported by clinical research. And, thousands of patients have experienced the results. At Holtorf Medical Group, we conducted a study with 500 consecutive patients who were treated with our multi-system protocol. It was published in the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Previously, these patients had seen an average of 7.2 other doctors for CFS or fibromyalgia without significant improvement.
In contrast, by our patients’ fourth visit, their average energy level and sense of well-being had doubled. And 94 percent had overall improvement in their symptoms. More than 5,000 other patients, treated by more than 40 other doctors trained in the same protocol, have also experienced significant relief.