Alternative Healing Therapy
and
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

For 14 years I lived disabled with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

This website shares alternative healing therapy to help you to experience health within illness as well as to bring greater physical health.

My initial diagnosis was for Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, followed by a diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME illness). At some point I was given a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis which is favoured by my current Doctor, although I continue to prefer the term ME. I have also been mapped for Fibromyalgia.


Those living with auto immune disorders such as Lyme disease and Lupus will share many of the same symptoms and life challenges of CFS/ME, particularly "spoonies" who also experience chronic fatigue at a disabling level.

Many of the alternative healing therapy articles on this website are not symptom-specific and will apply to anyone living with chronic illness and/or interested in alternative healing.



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One person’s personal experience of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In May 2008, as the result of faith healing and an alternative healing therapy based on Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), I went from bedbound to walking, from not being able to speak in normal sentences to talking once again.

This website will share information about alternative healing therapy which has helped me to experience dramatic physical healing of symptoms.

Living well with chronic illness

I continue to live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. I celebrate all that I can now do. I will share the tools and attitudes I have collected along the way to help me find a rich life within illness.

Powerful ingredients towards living well with chronic illness are...

  • acceptance of illness
  • self compassion
  • self love

Knowing about the stages of grief - see the free ebook above - is one way to help us find more self acceptance and self compassion.

Information about the illness with which we live can be powerful in reducing the stress of uncertainty.
Some of the early pages on this website talk about the possible cause of CFS and tests for CFS. I also share CFS news and research as I come across it.

Physical Healing Therapy

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or any chronic illness is a tremendous physical challenge.

Alternative healing therapy can increase your chances of physical healing.

  • Diets, vitamins and minerals that can help to reduce CFS symptoms
  • Faith healing, sharing powerful scriptures for healing that raised my faith
  • Healing prayer
  • Mind healing. Mind body medicine- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and the Lightning Process
  • Energy healing - Earth energy healing products, EFT and Qigong
  • My personal journey to manifest health
  • CFS and exercise: finding the right level of exercise and activity for you

Many people living with chronic illness are housebound or even bedbound.
Access to treatment can be difficult at the time when it is most needed.

The emphasis on this healing website is on self healing which we can carry out in our own home.

Although I use the term self healing, more accurately, many natural healing therapies help us to get the self out of the way
... to allow the natural healing of our bodies to take place
... to allow God access to bring the healing which better reflects our reality in Him/Her.

Whatever language you use, healing therapy allows you to take practical steps at home to keep as healthy as possible, in body, mind and Spirit.

DISCLAIMER: I use the accepted term of 'alternative healing', but it is more accurate to refer to complementary healing'. All the healing therapy included on this website can and should be used to complement / work alongside the advice of your doctor.

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Emotional Alternative Healing Therapy and Spiritual Healing

Healing is 'wholeness'.

Healing / Wholeness can be found in physical health. But it can also be found within illness.

This CFS website shares information to increase your ability to live well with and find the emotional resilience to cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or any other chronic illness.

Coping with chronic illness is likely to bring up new, often uncomfortable emotions.

  • The symptoms or pain you experience may affect your emotional health directly through chemicals in your body. (The likelihood that you have the symptom of emotional lability (variability in mood) is increased if you live with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.)
  • You may go through many emotions as you mourn your loss of health, including the emotion or even the illness of depression.
  • In a time of illness, it can be important to cultivate your sense of self worth. If you are treated badly or experience neglect, remind yourself that the way you are treated is not a reflection on your worth.
  • You may need to learn emotional healing skills to cope with disbelief or lack of understanding of chronic illness from other people in your life.
  • You will need to learn to say No and to ask for the help you need.

These natural healing articles aim to help you to find inner peace, self love, self worth and self acceptance in your life right now, regardless of your state of health.

When you are in pain or symptoms are pressing in it is helpful to be reminded - you are OK just as you are.

I will share articles on

  • How to relax and cope with stress
  • How to rest in God – and cope with the silence that may be imposed on you
  • My journey with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and depression
  • Popular psychology and healing – mind healing can guide us in how to improve quality of life and manage our health
  • Pastimes available even when you live with Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Emotional healing therapy– including positive self talk
  • My personal journey of how I lived with the illness severe CFS/ME - I will share poems about illness, and healing poems
  • Healing quotes

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Self Healing Books

Self help books were so important to me through the years of isolation.

Yet I also found (and continue to find) that many books on self healing didn't apply to a situation as extreme as my own.

Sometimes these books on self healing leave me feeling I am wrong to be living with illness or I should be able to heal from one moment to the next.

Other self healing books that do speak of serious illness validate my pain and distress, but  dwell so continuously on the symptoms and difficulties that they leave me feeling hopeless rather than uplifted.

This website and my healing books aim to help you to be gentle with yourself during the difficult time of living with chronic illness as well as to inspire you to find a greater quality of life or to find physical healing.

It’s OK to find a life just as you are right now
at the level of health you are at

Spiritual Faith Healing

The website will include articles on spiritual healing -  spiritual surrender to God (however you understand the word God).

Much of the alternative healing therapy discussed on this website works with spiritual principles, though it may be unnecessary to hold spiritual beliefs to apply the techniques.

Mine has been a personal spiritual journey, much of it walked within the solitude and silence that accompanied being bedbound with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Whilst I resist labels, you may be interested to know that I am an interfaith, non duality Christian and a student of A Course In Miracles.

Welcome to this alternative healing website!

Whether you stay and wander here a while, or whether you move on, thank you for being here in this moment.

God blesses you on your healing journey.

Katherine

It’s OK to get well.

Author, Katherine T Owen, also webmaster at
www.a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner. The articles on this website are not to be taken as medical advice. Please consult a medical practitioner as necessary.