Discover How The Gupta Program Can Support Your Recovery From Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
It's Not In Your Head. You Are Experiencing Real Physical Symptoms From A Real Physical Condition.
What is ME/CFS?
ME/CFS is defined as:
What Causes ME/CFS?
There are so many different abnormalities in ME/CFS, which seem to point to the idea of a central abnormality which affects all systems in the body. I believe that the condition is caused by an abnormality in the brain, specifically around two brain structures, the “Amygdala” and the “Insula”.
The Amygdala is the part of our brain that is responsible for the “fight or flight” response, or the stress response. It is also known as the response of the sympathetic nervous system to threats.
From our published research which you can view below, it seems that this part of the brain gets stuck in a chronic state of hyper-arousal, quickly using up all the body’s store of energy. It also causes lots of secondary issues which contribute to a whole host of symptoms in the body such as brain fog, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain, and exhaustion.
This hypothesis serves as a potential unifying model for the various observations in patients.
Immune System Symptoms, e.g., Sore Throat, Swollen Glands
The immune system is always in a state of delicate balance, ready to respond appropriately to a threat. However, if the perception of that threat is overstated, there may be some aspects of a reactivated immune response that is constantly on alert.
I will not go into the neurobiology of this mechanism here (it is commented upon in the medical paper). Suffice to say that, given that the original trauma often occurs in the presence of a severe virus/bacterial infection, it is no mystery that the body will retrigger immune defenses as a way of making sure the body survives, even if no viral threat exists. This can often feel like having flu or a slight fever, as well as swollen glands and a sore throat, and may be the effects of chemicals called cytokines. This conditioning is likely to be stored in the insula, and retraining targets the insula in persuading it that no further threats are present.
In some patients, this may result in a susceptibility to viral infections, and many of my patients report this. Others, however, may find that they do not have any more viruses than normal.
Muscular Fatigue & Pain, Aching Joints & Tender Points
The stress response is sometimes known as the “fight, flight or freeze” response. These responses, including excessive adrenaline, keep the muscles tense, and are only designed to be triggered for minutes at a time.
Relaxed muscles are in a state called tone, which is a state balanced between relaxation and contraction. Prolonged tension in muscles upsets tone and allows the chemicals of fatigue (e.g., lactic acid) to temporarily accumulate and disperse, causing aches and pain. Prolonged tension is initiated and maintained by the stress response, as the muscles are primed for reaction to dangerous stimuli. This is why you may suffer from aching limbs that seem to feel heavy and drag, but there may be nothing actually physically wrong with the muscles.
A few patients have found that magnesium supplements tend to help muscle tension. This is because magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant, and can be found in green leafy vegetables as well.
Exhaustion from Sleep Problems
Several studies have shown that insomniacs cannot get to sleep mainly because they are worrying about something, even if they are very tired. Studies also show that the amygdala is partly responsible for keeping people awake at night due to unconscious stress. ME/CFS/FMS patients have the same problem: Their minds are constantly being bombarded by thoughts telling them that there is an ever present danger that is unresolved, and so they find it difficult to get to or stay asleep.
When a mind and body is tense, sleep is interrupted and fragmented during the night. Studies have shown that interrupted sleep causes further aches and fatigue the next day. Overall, a prolonged stress response causing an interrupted sleep has adverse reactions on the body clock, and indeed some studies have shown a mismatch between temperature rhythms and melatonin secretion in patients. The mismatches in patients have been shown to be very similar to those suffering from stress and sleep deprivation, as well as PTSD.
Furthermore, it is the hypothalamus that regulates sleep rhythms, and it is precisely this brain structure which is being bombarded by signals from the amygdala.
I Felt Like My Life Was Over...
Now I remember in one of my darkest moments, thinking “This is it! My life’s over!” I was experiencing ME or CFS at university after a severe stomach bug.
And it was supposed to be a time to be in the prime of my life, and yet I had hit a brick wall. I did some research but all I read was negativity – “Oh, there’s no cure, you are going to have this for the rest of your life!”
I was so ill that sometimes I had to crawl to the bathroom. I had so much of life ahead of me, but at that moment I couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. I felt my life was over. I just wanted to cry out, “Why can’t someone just fix this for me?!” I really had hit rock bottom.
After a lot of research and perseverance, I learned more about the brain neurology of the illness, and over time I managed to fully recover 100%. I then realized that I really wanted to help others with the condition. So, I published several medical papers, and then set up a clinic to treat others with the condition. It was incredibly rewarding.
For the first time in my life, I felt truly alive. Out of my suffering came an opportunity to help others for which I am truly grateful.
You Deserve Health
Some professionals, and doctors might tell you that you cannot recover. This can make us feel dejected, pessimistic. Sometimes we can feel angry because some doctors just seem to dismiss what we are saying. Now luckily not all doctors are like this. When I was unwell, some doctors even thought I was just making it all up in my head. But of course, we all know this is a real physical condition.
I believe that we all have the capacity to heal ourselves from this condition. And this is my inspiration to you today. That however bad the condition feels, however isolating it may be, however down you might feel, you can recover from this condition and get your life back. Many before you have taken this path to health, and so can you.
What Are the Chances I Can Recover?
I’ve created The Gupta Program to be a complete healing system for these conditions. And I call these conditions “Neuro-Immune Conditioned Syndromes” or NICS. These include ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Electrical Hypersensitivity, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, MCAS as well as many other related conditions. And this program is based on my last 20 years of my research and working with thousands of patients all over the world.
Now I know that it can be hard sometimes to know where to turn when you’ve been diagnosed with this condition. I also went from doctor to doctor trying to get an explanation. And some of the patient forums can be very negative about recovery. I think this is just because they can be skewed towards people who haven’t managed to get better yet.
But the good news is that in fact, many people do recover, they do get better and I truly believe that you can get better too.
How Can I Assist My Recovery From ME/CFS?
Our highly successful and well known international Workshops, Home Study courses and Webinar series, have helped hundreds of people all over the world recover from ME/CFS.
This brain retraining program has inspiration drawn from many areas of coaching and therapy, including NLP, Meditation, Timeline Therapy, Breathwork, Parts therapy, Visualisation, Inner-Child work, Holistic Health Practises and many more. We fit these tools under the banner of "Amygdala and Insula Retraining", or AIR Techniques.
The treatment involves a series of brain retraining exercises designed to “retrain the Amygdala & Insula” and other parts of the brain that are stuck in a state of hyper-arousal. The brain is not fixed in its responses, it can be rewired. Neuroscientists call this “Neuroplasticity” and it is one of the hottest topics in science at the moment.
In addition, we couple these techniques together with holistic health practises such as Pacing, Sleep, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Relaxation etc to honour the whole mind. body and soul within the journey to health and happiness.
Our program is friendly, gentle, customisable and expert-designed & delivered for those with chronic illness.
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