Darden Burns


Darden Hanson Burns lives on Bainbridge Island in a beautiful spot overlooking Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier where she and her husband Michael built their home and raised their daughters Caitlin and Amelia.


Darden Burns has had ME/CFS/FM for over thirty years

A musician by training, Darden teaches piano lessons to young people and directs the concert series “First Sundays at the Commons”. (www.firstsundaysconcerts.org). In addition to her work as a classical pianist, Darden improvises and arranges popular and jazz music, plays the folk guitar and sings.

Darden became ill with a chronic undiagnosed health disorder in the fall of 1973. Her symptoms have included extreme fatigue, headaches, eyestrain, insomnia, adrenal exhaustion, food and drug sensitivities and beginning in 2001 muscle pain and dysfunction(fibromyalgia).

She has aggressively pursued numerous therapies including biofeedback, herbs & nutritional supplements, acupuncture (Classical Five Element, Japanese & Chinese styles), Feldenkrais training, cranial sacral work, rolfing, chiropractic care, NAET, neurobiofeedback, hyperbaric oxygen, jaw cavitation surgery, Wilson’s Thryoid Syndrome, Relaxin hormone therapy, EECP and detoxification therapies and has worked with some of the most outstanding practitioners in the alternative health field. She was a patient of Dr. Paul Whitcomb from April to July of 2007. She started Oral Systemic Balance treatments with Dr. Farrand Robson in September 2007 and started LENS neurofeedback in August of 2009.

Most recently her work with treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) using  the Pimental Approach with Dr. Welles  has improved her sleep, reduced her post-exertional fatigue and improved her gut.

Her website Fibro-Friends contains extensive reviews of many Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome treatments

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