the cause and remedy for M.E./CFS & FIBROMYALGIA have now
been identified, and used by many sufferers to make a COMPLETE
RECOVERY, we can dispel the common MYTHS that still exist around
the origins of M.E./CFS & FIBROMYALGIA.
For example, M.E./CFS & FIBROMYALGIA are:
NOT caused by a viral infection.
do we know this? Three reasons:
Many people who have M.E./CFS and FIBROMYALGIA did NOT contract
a virus before they became ill with M.E./CFS and FIBROMYALGIA.,
so we need to find a different cause for those people. This
means that M.E./CFS and FIBROMYALGIA CAN be caused by a non-viral
trigger - and if this is the case for so many people with M.E./CFS
and FIBROMYALGIA, then this same 'other' trigger may also be
the trigger for MOST or ALL people with M.E./CFS and FIBROMYALGIA.
For many people with M.E./CFS & FIBROMYALGIA who did have
an early viral infection, their immune systems (and neuro-endocrinal
systems) were ALREADY compromised BEFORE they became ill with
that infection. This explains why they never 'recovered', whereas
most other people who also got that infection did fully recover.
(c) People who have made a full recovery from M.E./C.F.S. and fibromyalgia include those who had major infections during onset of their neurosomatic disorder as well as those who had none. These infections include EBV, Cocksackie B virus, and 'flu.
view of the NST approach is that if you contracted a viral infection,
this infection exploited an immune system already weakened by chronic neurosomatic stress. The viral infection will certainly have contributed
to your weakness, but is not the initial cause. The infection actually made it harder for you to shake off the symptoms of M.E./CFS
we were designing our NST Recovery Programme, we looked at what
might be the trigger for the initial weakening of the immune
and neuroendocrine systems. The neuroscience
evidence now points to acquired disrupted neural
networks in the developing brain that make people particularly susceptible
to neurosomatic illness, and which trigger hyperactivity of the stress response system, ie, the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal
gland axis (HPA-axis). Hyperactivity of the ANS and HPA-axis
can account, both directly and indirectly, for virtually all
the symptoms of M.E./CFS and Fibromyalgia. Hyperactivity can eventually lead to hypoactivity associated with metabolic shut-down and physiological collapse - again, conditions that can explain all the symptoms of M.E./CFS and Fibromyalgia
theory is supported by the high recovery rates that suggest that, when we learn to create new neural
pathways (which all of us can do), the symptoms actually start
to disappear - eventually disappearing for ever - regardless of whether or not you suffered an initial viral infection.
therefore know that M.E./CFS & FIBROMYALGIA are:
• NOT caused by food and chemical allergies;
• NOT 'all in the mind', although, like
for ALL illnesses, we are psycho-neurobiological beings;
• NOT caused be electromagnetic radiation, pesticides or overuse
• NOT INCURABLE - even if you have suffered a viral infection or repeated re-activation of old viral infections!