One suggestion for an alternative medication for chronic fatigue syndrome is supplements of D-ribose. D-ribose (also known as simply ribose) is a type of sugar that cells use to create energy. If cells are experiencing difficulties in metabolizing food to make energy, D-ribose can sharpen their functioning and reduce the effects of fatigue. Another alternative method of treatment consists of inserting small needles into pressure points in the body to stimulate energy flow, a process called acupuncture. If acupuncture is performed by a trained professional, it has been known to relieve pain associated with anxiety or muscle soreness in some people.
Other alternative treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome include daily activities that involve stretching to promote blood flow and deep breathing. Examples of these activities include: yoga, meditation, massage therapy, or even daily stretching.