Acupuncture for Autoimmune Diseases Providence, RI
An autoimmune disease can spring from an abnormal response of the immune system in the body. Substances that are natural to the body suddenly appear as toxic to the body and the body springs into action to do something about it. Acupuncture is one of many ways to treat such conditions.
This action is usually a rash, sneezing, aching or some other seemingly normal allergic reaction. However, it’s anything but normal.
Your autoimmune system can have serious health effects on any of your organs including your skin. Many people have never had an allergic reaction before and suddenly they are attacked.
Many autoimmune conditions run in families such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other conditions. There is a huge connection between autoimmune conditions and genetics. At present, autoimmune conditions are the main cause of death for women over the age of 65 years.
While such conditions are in the minority, there are up to 80 specific conditions that are considered autoimmune, and more are being added to this list almost daily.
Doctors treat such autoimmune conditions in a variety of ways. They may give medications that counteract the reaction. They may suggest a therapy like acupuncture or a specific exercise or something that will help the body to develop a tolerance to such substances as what they are allergic to.
However, none of these conditions can be fully cured. If you are suffering from an autoimmune condition you’re going to have it for the remainder of your life.
Your body is like a finely tuned machine and if something is out of sync, it’s not unusual to have some kind of a reaction going on. From a small rash when you eat something you’re allergic to, to aches and pains throughout your entire body, these reactions can wreck havoc on your entire system.
Many people have had to learn a variety of methods to cope. One of these methods is acupuncture. Acupuncture is excellent for treating autoimmune disorders.
Using a sterile needle, a specialist (called an acupuncturist) will insert the needles into specific places in the body. These areas in the body are said to have an energy interruption. The needle will redirect said energy and allow it to flow freely.
The Chinese refer to this as the chi. Once these energies are released the patient will feel great relief from the autoimmune condition he or she has.
Acupuncture is a very safe procedure that’s been done for well over 2500 years. Most patients feel relief in minutes after a treatment and this relief may last for weeks or even months.
Patients can go back in as required for more treatments. Acupuncture is an ideal way to treat pain for patients who are suffering from such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Even fibromyalgia can be treated in this fashion. It’s also been shown to be very effective for osteoarthritis.
The needles are left in the insertion points for a short period of time and then removed. The patient will still feel the pain relieving effects long after the needles have been removed.
Stimulation by acupuncture affects how the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland perceive pain and they work to alleviate that pain. While it may seem very complicated it’s all very easy to understand when you remember that the body, as a finely oiled machine, is working to help reduce your pain.
Thanks to acupuncture, many autoimmune diseases are able to be treated very easily and effectively. Autoimmune diseases tend to respond very well to acupuncture and for many patients, this is all the treatment that they will need.
Severe Environmental Allergies & Autoimmune Issues
When I walked into Dr. Tad’s office, I weighted only 96lbs. and I was on oxygen. I could only eat TWO foods and I basically lived in a bubble. From childhood, I was misdiagnosed for a variety of allergies and conditions that led me to this point. I then developed multiple chemical, food and air allergies caused from this underlying condition kicked off by a molded home that I lived in.
Acupuncture saved my life. The road was long, but I grew stronger and healthier with every treatment. While it took me almost two years, I now feel alive again. My weight is a very normal 130lbs, I do not need oxygen, I could eat more foods as time went on and I am living a normal healthy life.
Dr. Tad saved my life! He helped me through a very dark time and I am grateful.
— Lisa B., Cumberland, RI