Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM) And Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) In Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)


By S. Eyssens.



“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”Oscar Wilde.

Until Europeans discovered Australia, Black Swans did not exist, let alone could they even be imagined. They did not make sense, nor could they be, as they challenged common sense and common knowledge at that time in our history.

Common sense is what we rely on every day, even though it is often wrong.

Common sense is derived through experience and example. We fine tune it as we mature and then set it down as a driving truth. We recognise through our labours the benefits of exercise, the euphoria of achievement well earned through struggle and striving. Our bodies and minds enjoy challenges that encourage the fitness and flow that increasingly satisfy our desire to succeed in our endeavours. Such success serves to reinforce our certainty that exercise is always good.

In health, we learn that by well applied exercise, we increase our capacities to function. Effort, exertion, focused attention and concentration, all empower the body, and lift us up again after illnesses that decondition us. Our existing truth is that anything to the contrary is counter-intuitive and is counterproductive


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