The Optimum Health Clinic has dealt with over 2000 people suffering from the symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (C.F.S.) and Fibromyalgia. There is still a lot of mystery and misunderstanding about these conditions. The Optimum Health Clinic is an award winning integrative health clinic specialising in M.E./C.F.S./Fibromyalgia, set up in 2004 by Alex Howard. The clinic is internationally recognised for its innovative approach of systematically researching and testing all available approaches, and integrating them together in the most effective way. With over half the clinic team having themselves had personal experience of M.E./C.F.S./Fibromyalgia, the clinic is also well known for its caring and empathic approach.
Alex Howard, founder and CEO of the Optimum Health Clinic, suffered from ME as a teenager for 7 years but recovered from it and wrote a book called “WHY ME? My Journey from M.E. to Health and Happiness”. Alex was recently interviewed on Conscious TV about ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. He discusses his personal experience of overcoming ME, what people should consider after getting a diagnosis, the challenge faced because a range of different symptoms affect different people, and how ME should be dealt with based on the individual rather than using a traditional one-size-fits-all medical approach. This includes considerations about psychology sub-types of the patient.
Alex goes on to talk about physical and nutritional sub-types one should be aware of. He also discusses the impact of stressors on the human body that can lead to people starting to get ill.
Alex then discusses how sufferers can create an environment which supports recovery despite the skepticism and lack of understanding of the condition. This includes working towards getting the body in a healing state rather than a stress state by acceptance, creating a supportive environment and dealing with the underlying physical symptoms of the condition. Alex also talks about how listening to the body, taking proper rest and good nutrition can help sufferers.
To hear the rest of Alex’s fascinating interview about ME and its treatment, look out for ME & CFS in the 21st Century – Part 2 which will be published on City Connect later this week. Check out freedomfromme.co.uk for more information about ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia.
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