Herbs and ME and FMS


Tire Less

Dear Alan, A quick note to thank you for your exceptional products. My depression has always been alleviated by going for a run but when I became ill with CFS I was unable to run and struggled to walk. I struggled with CFS for about 6 years, which got worse and worse as did my depression. Since using your Tireless Tonic with the ABC Daily supplement (4 months ago) I have begun running again and now run every 2nd day for about 1 hour! Most astonishing is that I have no negative after effects of my run – no headache, no exhaustion and only enjoy the positive effects.
Thank you once again!
With kindest regards
Wendy Addison

Hi Alan, I’ve left it very late to order as my daughter has almost run out so I’d be really grateful if you could please send another bottle of TireLess ASAP. She is so much better in the last month and now seems to be more active and doesn’t complain as often about feeling ill so hopefully with continual use she’ll be full of vitality as she should be for a 20 year old healthy young lady. So thank You so much for this wonder tonic!!
Karen Platt


Read the following article published in FaMily Magazine (magazine for people with fibromyalgia)

Tire Less
by Alan Hopking MA MNIMH

TireLess Synergy
The basis of this herbal remedy is to support a person suffering with various symptoms common to FMS/ME. The primary herbs are to stimulate the immune system, circulation and help resist infection. The major herbs doing this work are Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Taheebo bark (Tabebuia impeteginosa) both of which work for the person who frequently feels sick or below par, always getting over a cold or who feels tired all the time. These herbs are regarded as useful adaptogens. An adaptogenic herb helps the body to produce a state of increased resistance to stress; overcoming disease by building up general vitality and strengthening normal body functions. So these are important herbs for improving your protective shield against viral and bacterial invasion and thereby strengthening your resources of energy storage and supply.

Wild Indigo
To broaden and strengthen this action I’ve included Wild Indigo root (Baptisia tinctoria) which acts as an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent throughout the body’s systems. This of course is very useful against virus attacks and low-grade (chronic) colds and flu symptoms (rhinitis). Prickly Ash berries (Xanthoxylum americanum) activate the lymphatic system and so helps Wild Indigo to disinfect the lymph nodes (this with the pain-relieving herbs has the purpose of helping nodal pain in the neck, groin and elsewhere). Prickly Ash also works through the circulation to the skin surface, hands and feet (Raynaud’s) and brain, (counteracting dizziness and poor memory) regulating the temperature of the body, promoting a healthier vascular rhythm and blood pressure (which is frequently too low).

Tiredness, Depression and Forgetfulness
A well-supported nervous system is so important for those suffering from both ME and FM, since it is depressed and usually highly sensitized. TireLess Tonic includes four herbs as its front row to strengthen and empower the nerves. All these herbs are of course working in slightly different ways and from various angles, which has been found to be so effective. To start with there is Vervain flowering tops (Verbena officinalis) a great nervine tonic for debility and sexual dysfunction, shared by the sweetly aromatic Damiana leaves (Turnera diffusa) which also stimulates thymosin from the thymus gland above the heart helping to bring equanimity (thymoleptic) – an anti-depressive to relieve anxiety and strengthen the central nervous system. It is a most important herb for improving energy centrally. Then we have two herbal medicines from India: firstly, Gotu Cola herb (Centella asiatica) which has been found to be excellent in regulating thyroid dysfunction, so energizes the person as well as helps memory and depression, also pains, insomnia and debility; secondly, one of India’s supreme (and sacred) herbal medicines, Myrobalan Tree fruit (Terminalia chebula). Here we meet with a truly remarkable herb which to summarize begins by detoxifying the system but at the same time prevents bowel over-activity while enhancing cerebral momentum to strengthen concentration and memory – an important herb in the fibromyalgia context.

Bladder and Liver
For bladder problems like interstitial cystitis (and overactive bladder function) and liver weakness with corresponding bowel irregularity, I’ve selected a Chinese herb called Schisandra berry (Schisandra chinensis) because of its wider nervine action (helping Myrobalan for memory) and counteracting fatigue and stress and helping to restore right intestinal function. This herb is reportedly used in the East to improve athletic performance and endurance; studies confirm it beneficially boosts both concentration and information retention.

Pain and Frankincense
Finally, but perhaps most importantly for most sufferers, TireLess Tonic confronts aches and pains in the muscles and joints. A great, well-known, but under-rated herb, is Chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita). In medicinal strength Chamomile is good for gently working throughout the whole body to relieve pain; it is a hormonal regulator and normalizer, promoting healing (vulnerary) and is used for thrush (candida); it is helpful in redeveloping and restoring sleep patterns; it is soothing for anxiety and restlessness. Next we have the gum of the Mastic Tree called Frankincense (Boswellia carterii). This has the benefit of relieving muscular and abdominal pain; it increases the circulation and helps blood supply throughout the body; it has also been found to be regenerative to muscular groups which have undergone wasting due to inadequate use. And last but not least another useful analgesic herb is Black Haw bark (Viburnum prunifolium) which is directed specifically to pelvic pains to relieve and relax muscular distress and spasms.

Tonic Support
This is a brief survey and overview of the TireLess Tonic specifically made for those with some or all of the symptoms described. To complement the tonic, I recommend a healthy (organic) diet with a glass of fresh (green and root) vegetable and fruit juice once or twice a day. I also recommend a complete nutritional supplement e.g. ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus (ask us about this). Gentle exercise daily both active and passive. The former relates to walking in the fresh air or yoga-type stretching and twisting; the latter applies to visualization or imaginative meditation for five to fifteen minutes daily. Both forms of exercise refresh and calm the spirit.

TireLess Aims
To summarise, TireLess Tonic’s aim is to support all the systems of the body. It does this by clearing and detoxing the tissues and relieving pain and boosting vitality, first by regulating the nervous system and thereby restoring deep and strengthening sleep. Obviously, the tonic is for general use and individual response to the medicine will vary and the dose too will have to remain fairly flexible in view of this. But the safety of this tonic has been determined by the great many who have used it. But I am also happy to speak to anyone who has questions about the tonic or have other specific requirements.
Update: TireLess has been used by a great many ME and FM patients with significant improvement of their symptoms and lifestyle.

Make sure you also take ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus

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Dear Mr Hopking,
I just wanted to write to say thank you so much! The herbal medicine called Tireless really works!
I have had this awful illness for 8 years – for 2 years it was undiagnosed and I didn’t know what was wrong with me and neither did my very unsympathetic doctor. I changed my doctor and was finally diagnosed as having fibromyalgia. Over the years it got worse. I ached all over, and everywhere I pressed it felt like a bruise. I even had tender spots on my head. My doctor prescribed some mild antidepressants and muscle relaxants and that helped a bit.
Over the years I have spent hundreds if not thousands of pounds trying to find a cure. Massage, Chinese acupuncture, devils claw, ginseng, aromatherapy, homeopathy, arnica gel, oils, cod liver oil, starflower… Nothing seemed to work, so I sort of learnt to live with it.
It was without hope or expectation that I came across your clinic and decided to try one more thing. Within 3 weeks of taking your Tireless remedy the difference was Amazing – it really does work! I am so much better, I don’t ache, I’m not in constant pain. I can stand up, sit down, walk, lift, grip, open jars, turn on taps, without pain.
I have had to handle quite a lot of stressful situations recently and I’ve been able to do that without the bodily backlash that used to happen.
Sorry if I’ve rambled on a bit but after 8 years of pain it is absolutely wonderful to be fixed.
I am truly grateful.
Many thanks.
Traci Kennedy


Dear Alan,
Your TireLess Tonic ia an absolute lifesaver. There are days when I cannot do without it. An absolute miracle for me. I had ME but it has gone now; now I use TireLess to give a boost. A life saver. Thank you so much. You can quote me on this.
Mrs Hilary Weaver, Wiltshire, UK.


Dear Alan,
I’ve had an excellent response from your TireLess Tonic. But I’ve only been taking it for two weeks so I’m crossing my fingers. I’ve had ME for 10 years and have a lot of stress at home. But this Tonic has made a huge difference to my energy levels, but will it last?….
Phillippa. Sussex.

Update from Phillippa:
I am still very impressed with your TireLess Tonic. This is the end of my second bottle now. It has made a real and significant difference to my life. What’s more I’ve now been able to come off all my anti-depressants! I might be relying on TireLess instead now but it’s so much healthier and I feel so much better on it. It has made a big difference to my stamina, and I now sleep soundly. Thank you so much. Please send me another of the 555ml size bottles again.


“I was really unsure about trying Stevia powder cos I have had ME for nearly 15 yrs. But now I’m really, really pleased with it and I’m really, really chuffed with the powder. I use it blended with basmati rice and it’s really delicious, just like a pudding! Also with buckwheat and in other foods. I just love it! Thank you it has been so nice talking to you about it.”
H. Jones, England

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