We are a medical clinic specialising in the holistic treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. Find out how Holistic Treatment with novel medicines can help you get better.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME, is a complex nervous system and immune system disorder also involving the cell powerhouses called the mitochondria, gut health including gut wall integrity (eg. leaky gut/leaky brain hypothesis) and is slightly different for everyone, with triggers ranging from an acute stressful event, extreme physical stress on the body or after an acute viral infection or vector-borne illness.
Specialised immune cells in the brain called microglia, which are involved with up regulating the brain-immune axis and in brain inflammation, form the first line of defence of the blood brain barrier may also become dysfunctional as part of CFS.
There are also many conditions that may be mistaken for CFS such as some vector-borne infections and some forms of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome so seeing an expert to rule out these specific causes is also important. A main regulatory balancing system in the brain and body, the endocannabinoid system can also become dysfunctional in CFS.
A personalized holistic approach includes treatments to reduce these underlying drivers as well as improve fatigue quickly using novel medicines. Then targeted holistic treatments with nutritional medicine, nutraceuticals, optimizing the microbiome and addressing increased intestinal permeability using advanced functional medicine testing may be recommended depending on your case.
Mindbody techniques including biofeedback can help decrease brain and body hyperarousal and may help expand the energy envelope and decrease the ‘tired but wired feeling.’ Mindbody approaches combined with novel medicines can also help to restore deep sleep and promote healing, since lack of restorative sleep is also a hallmark of CFS despite being exhausted.
Novel botanical medicines influence multiple biological functions and often bring rapid relief of symptoms within days.
Most patients see a significant improvement within the first month of therapy across multiple symptom clusters including mood, fatigue, stress, pain, sleep and mental function.
Novel Medicines Can Dramatically improve Quality Of Life
Many patients are able to wean down on other medications to help to further improve symptoms and quality of life and reduce unnecessary drug side effects.
Once initial symptoms are relieved, we develop a personalized holistic long-term treatment plan, since even two people with the same diagnosis can need different things. This can include:
Resilience is the ability to adapt and bounce back in the face of challenging circumstances.
The ability to reduce distress, both mentally and physically enhances your quality of life & activates our inner potential for healing. Resilience can always be improved regardless of your medical diagnoses.
Our virtual platform gives you access to holistic tools and resources as part of your treatment to enhance your resilience further, manage your holistic health & see your progress over time so you can get better and stay better.
Dr Gordon is a London based double board certified medical doctor and world leading authority in Integrative and Cannabinoid Medicine.
She is considered the UK’s most experienced cannabis clinician having trained many of the UK’s cannabis doctors and treated 1000s of patients with medical cannabis with over a decade of clinical experience in integrative & cannabinoid medicine for the treatment of chronic illness.
She has spoken at the UN, delivered medical cannabis practice recommendations to Downing Street, is a Founding member and vice-chair of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, Policy Advisor for the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group and has been featured in the Sunday Times, The Guardian, BBC News, Channel 4, Vogue and Marie Claire.
She is a published author of the CBD Bible (2020), a Guide to Medical Cannabis and The Resilience Blueprint (out April 2023) with Hachette UK.