Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist Murfreesboro TN

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.

Catherine Capelli
(615) 217-4432
1138 Dow Street
Murfreesboro, TN
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 2004-08-31

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Ellen K. Slicker
(615) 895-6942
1810 Ward Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas A&M University
Credentialed Since: 1994-08-30

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Dr. Danita Hughes
(615) 538-0130 x17
Hughes, Taylor & Associates1810 Ward Drive Suite #103
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Tennessee State University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Rhonda D Johnson
(615) 538-0274
511 Highland Terrace
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: UT School of SW
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Abbe G. Delong
(615) 671-9980
Alpha Point Christian Family Counseling98 Mayfield Drive
Smyrna, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: California Baptist University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Rhonda Johnson
Rhonda D. Johnson, L.C.S.W.
(615) 848-0065
511 Highland Terrace
Murfreesboro, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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John A Hoffs
(615) 538-0098
826 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Yale University; Middle Tennessee State University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Nathan Jernigan
(615) 208-5218
2159 North Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Middle Tennessee State University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
up to $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Randle Branch
(615) 745-1126
Cedars Counseling319 West McKnight Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Addiction, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Leslie Peck
(615) 412-0909
Leslie Peck, LCSW617 potomac place
Smyrna, TN
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: university of tennessee
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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.

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