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My partner suffers from Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Sydrome. It is a condition that remains not particularly well understood, even to the point where there doesn't seem to be any diagnosable root cause - just a collection of symptoms.

One of the treatments we've had suggested is called the Lightning Process.

Reducing allostatic load is considered to vital for improving chronic health conditions (Logan & Barksdale, 2008); the Lightning Process does this by teaching you how to spot when the [Physical Emergency Response] is happening and how you can calm this response down, allowing your body to re-balance itself.

The Action for ME charity describe the Lightning Process as

a training program (not a therapy) that combines concepts from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy and life coaching.

It seems to combine all the things that make me skeptical - it works for some, not for others, and therefore makes me suspicious that it might be a program based on the placebo effect.

Are there any studies as to the outcomes of this process that indicates its efficacy?

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