Rainbow at shoreline

The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.

Sunday Conversations

A monthly speaker series
3rd Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. ET
Free and open to everyone

“Sunday Conversations with MassME” is a monthly speaker series with discussion on a wide variety of topics. These sessions are appropriate for patients, family members/caregivers, and health care professionals. Sunday Conversations take place via Zoom on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. ET, and are free and open to anyone. Presentations are recorded for later viewing. Registration is required. 

 

Sunday Conversations - September 18, 2022

"How Those Living with Long Covid and ME/CFS can Enhance Their Quality of Life by Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine Into Your/Their Healthcare Plan"

Traditional Chinese Medicine/TCM is a rich and complex medical system originating over three thousand years ago. Its extesive history has developed intricate diagnostic systems focused on assessing the whole person. It also encompasses an in-depth theory of disease patterns and a multitude of therapies and specialties. This multifaceted system provides explanations and treatments for symptoms experienced by those with multi-systemic, invisible and post-viral illnesses within its medical theories and diagnostics.

For our Sunday Conversations, we have curated an informative and engaging event with a prestigious panel of Traditional Chinese Medical Experts discussing important topics to help those living with invisible illnesses gain a deeper understanding on how integrating TCM into their healthcare plan can enhance their quality of life.

Slides from the event

Read more...

 

 

Links to recordings, slides, and other resources from past events:

Sunday Conversations: Special Edition - August 21, 2022

"A whole-person health approach to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Lessons for Post-COVID conditions."  June 19, 2022

"Fibromyalgia" May 15, 2022

"Working with Your Healthcare Provider" April 24, 2022

"A Functional Medicine Approach to Complex Chronic Illnesses" March 20, 2022

"Applying for Social Security Disability if you have ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia" February 20 2022

"Physical and Occupational Therapy for ME/CFS and Similar Chronic Illnesses" January 16, 2022


 

Notice about names

The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS. 

Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.