There are more than 80 chronic illnesses that are Immune related including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lupus, and Celiac Disease.
Autoimmune Diseases result when the Immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Autoimmune conditions are more common than most people think; around 20 percent of the population suffers from some form of an Autoimmune disorder, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.
Although symptoms vary greatly depending on the specific disease, commons symptoms include chronic fatigue, joint pain, muscle weakness, weight loss, dry eyes and abdominal pain.
Autoimmune diseases are not always easily treated, as they are a chronic illness with no known cure. However, there are natural ways to ease and reduce symptoms such as Acupuncture, Botanicals, Supplements & Homeopathics.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that Autoimmune issues come from an imbalance in the body’s Organ Systems. When there are stagnations, excesses or deficiencies, the body’s Qi, Blood, Yin & Yang do not flow freely. These conditions can be addressed and balanced through weekly Acupuncture treatments & Herbal Therapy.
Acupuncture works by addressing the body as a whole. By using specific Acupuncture points on the body, the treatment is able to release any blockages and return the body back to its natural balance.
Research has shown that Acupuncture can affect the release of Hormones, Proteins and Chemicals in the body, restore Endocrine Balance, regulate Blood Pressure and enhance Immune Function.
Although there is no cure, Autoimmune Diseases can be managed properly to have the best quality of life possible. Acupuncture has also been shown to help boost mood and lower Stress and Anxiety, which can be triggers for increased symptoms.
Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive treatment option that can decrease symptoms and improve overall well being. Contact me today with any questions, and we can set up a comprehensive program to support you on path to wellness. Dr. Mindy Boxer 310. 450. 9711.