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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS ) is the current name for a disorder characterised by debilitating fatigue and a variety of associated physical, constitutional, and neurophysiological complaints including:

Even though newly defined, it is not a new disease at all. References to similar conditions in the medical literature go back as far as the 1860's, and has been known by a variety of names including:

Treating CFS with the Buteyko Technique

A recent study conducted on the effects of the Buteyko Technique on the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has shown the following improvements with:

Those who continued their breathing exercise regimes for the recommended 10 - 12 weeks reported a 100% reduction in fatigue.

Reported improvements commenced as early as the first day of attending the workshop and most by at least the fifth day.

This study was conducted by Shellie Gaskin as a partial fulfilment for a Diploma of Naturopathy at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies.