Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist Hartsville SC

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex pattern of symptoms, including fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, headache, “brain fog,” poor memory, changes in appetite, and sleep disturbances.

Mr. Michael Ottone
SC-DJJ
(803) 896-9332
5000 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Mrs. Ramelle Coker
Helping Hands Counseling Center, LLC
(803) 773-2088
5 Medical Ct.
Sumter, SC
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LISW-CP/AP
Licensed in South Carolina
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Anger Management
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Dawn Freeman
Dawn H Freeman LISW-CP
(843) 441-0627
43 Sea Island Parkway
Beaufort, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Susan Connolly-Nelson
(803) 256-9700
1898 Calhoun Street #8 Rainbow Row
Columbia, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in South Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Eating Disorders, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Stephen Gunsallus
counseling-ministry.org
(954) 247-4671
239 Cedar Wood Ranch Road
Westminster, SC
Credentials
Credentials: MA,STM,LPC/I
Licensed in South Carolina
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Men's Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Margaret Hutchens
Sumter School District 17
(803) 469-8536
1109 N. PIke West
Sumter, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Personality Disorders, Anger Management
Populations Served
Disabled, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Dale Dingledine
Greenville Center for Mindfulness
(864) 250-0203
225 S Pleasantburg Dr, #E6
Greenville, SC
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Pers
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Howard A. Jacobson
(864) 546-7315
1025 Verdac Blvd.
Greenville, SC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Memphis
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-18

Data Provided by:
Ms. Sandy Davidson
New Directions Behavioral Health
(843) 737-6350
119 North Goose Creek Blvd. Suite B
Goose Creek, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Louisa Storen
Louisa Storen, L.I.S.W.
(843) 416-1103
886 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 201
Mount Pleasant, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, MSW, LMFT
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Teenage Depression

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By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc

I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Can Traditional Chinese Medicine help me?

Regardless of Western medical terminology, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) characterizes all illnesses as imbalances of organ function or poor circulation of qi (pronounced chi), or energy, and blood in the body’s channels. In chronic cases with many diverse symptoms, we try to ascertain how, where, and why organ and channel dysfunctions are happening, and we work to restore an original, natural state of health with a combination of Chinese herbal medicines and acupuncture.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex pattern of symptoms, including fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, headache, “brain fog,” poor memory, changes in appetite, and sleep disturbances.

I believe the true source of CFS is one or more pathogenic microbes, including viruses, bacteria, or protozoa that enter the body during an acute illness that often resembles the flu. The pathogenic microbes can damage a cell’s mitochondria (the cell’s energy factories), leading to profound fatigue. In the case of viruses, the pathogen can disturb DNA replication, leading to the chronic nature of the illness.

In addition to direct microbial invasion, many practitioners in the natural healing arts believe CFS can result from “leaky gut syndrome,” or small-intestine colitis. Leaky gut syndrome usually manifests after one consumes antibiotics, either as medicines or in animal foods. By inadvertently killing the thousands of beneficial and protective intestinal bacteria, the antibiotics allow harmful fungi, such as Candida albicans, or pathogenic bacteria to proliferate. These can then irritate and inflame the internal lining of the small intestine and allow absorption of foods into the blood before they’re fully digested. The body’s immune system will see these as allergens and attack them.

In the end, the intestines’ permeability disintegrates, and microbial and chemical toxins are absorbed into the blood, overwhelming the immune system as well as the liver’s ability to detoxify. Some chemicals stay in the blood, affecting brain function. Others precipitate into the connective tissue surrounding muscles, causing fibromyalgia.

The key treatments in Chinese medicine focus on regulating and detoxifying the liver and repairing small-intestine inflammation and permeability. This requires specific herbs to move liver qi and blood and to cool any inflammatory heat. As the liver regains its ability to detoxify, poisons exit the body. The symptoms of headache, fibromyalgia, and fatigue gradually disappear. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can be quite effective, especially if the intervention occurs early on in the condition. This holds especially true when an active viral irritant is present, because TCM is quite effective in combating viral illnesses.

Detoxifying the liver can be done with a variety of Chinese herbal formulas, including Chai Hu S...

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