Giselle's Recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In 2015, I contracted a virus which I believe was glandular fever. Fast forward three years and I started to develop flu like symptoms, debilitating fatigue, muscle ache, joint pain, weakness, heart palpitations, digestive symptoms, headaches, brain fog and noise sensitivities. I could barely walk for more than five minutes without having to get back into bed. After visiting multiple Western doctors, in January 2019 I was finally diagnosed with "moderate" Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E. I was told by Western doctors that I would never recover, never work again or have children.

As the western medical world couldn't help me, I took matters into my own hands and began a journey of learning everything I could about the illness as well as seeing a variety of 'alternative' practitioners. ⁣⁣I changed my diet, took a million supplements and homeopathic remedies. I started to meditate, journal, do gentle stretching exercises when I could. I would force myself to take very short walks each day to maintain some form of movement. ⁣⁣After 4 weeks I started to see improvements.

⁣⁣Throughout the year I went through cycles of feeling good and then crashing, but what kept me going was that the crashes were becoming less frequent and more easy to manage. ⁣⁣

It wasn't until I found a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor in Sheffield that I was able to get my life back. 

The Chinese doctor did acupuncture on me, as well as using ear seeds and also gave me Chinese herbal remedies. I saw her every week to begin with, and then it reduced down to once a month. 

By Jan 2020, all of my symptoms had gone. And by March 2020, I began to run again and considered myself fully recovered from CFS. In April 2020, I fell pregnant.  

Traditional Chinese Medicine is what I believe skyrocketed my recovery and inspired me to start Acu Seeds, sharing the benefits of ear seeds with the world.