Acupuncture for Immune System Problems Providence, RI
The immune system of the body produces antibodies that can fight any infection whether it be fungal or bacterial. These antibodies can also combat the growth of cancer cells.
When a microorganism invades the body, the immune system gears itself up to destroy it and keep it in check. The system produces the antibodies that are designed to fight that particular organism.
There are many categories of immune system problems, and they can be disorders that are acquired or are primary. In certain cases, the problem is caused by the immune system attacking its own cells. Allergic diseases are caused by the immune system reacting to an antigen.
The immune system is also prone to cancers that can cause it problems. The body has an immunoglobulin called IIgA that must be present in sufficient quantities for the body to produce the required antibodies to fight any invasion by hostile organisms.
People who have a deficiency of IIgA will be prone to respiratory diseases and will frequently catch colds. The lack of a thymus gland can prevent immune systems from fighting infections, and this is often a birth defect.
People who have weak immune systems can have them boosted by getting boosters that are available in allopathic, herbal and homeopathic medicines. Many herbal medications can stimulate the immune system.
Food supplements can also be used while fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C are also known to help the immune system. Food rich in Vitamin E, iron and selenium is also known to benefit the immune system.
Medication can also at times destroy the immune system and cause immune system problems. People who undergo chemotherapy for cancer treatment also have their health immune system cells destroyed along with the cancer cells the treatment is meant to kill. People who receive transplants also need to guard against the body’s tendency to fight against the transplanted organ.
The immune system requires many parts of the body to function efficiently for it to avoid immune system problems. These are the lymphatic system, thymus gland, spleen, and liver. As per traditional Chinese medicine, the immune system is governed by the Lung energy system.
This system controls the protective energy, or Wei Qi, which defends the body from pathogens that are invading it. An unyielding pathogen or a weakness in the energy can reduce the body’s ability to fight disease and illness. Acupuncture can help to boost the immune system, and also assist in treating the patient to deal with the pathogens that have taken hold of the body.
This form of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine is slow and may not be effective in fighting infection or viruses. It can be of great help however in treating the symptoms that the diseases bring along with them. Acupuncture can, therefore, be of great help in fighting cough, sore throats, fatigue, congestion, and headaches.
Acupuncture is needle piercing that uses very fine needles to access specific points of the body, which can help the body to balance its energy and contribute to healing many illnesses. Practitioners of this treatment assess the condition of the patient by looking at body conditions, especially the pulse, the color of the skin and condition of the tongue.
The needles are then placed so that the blocked energy channels are revitalized and energy flows smoothly through all the body’s meridians and channels. Acupuncture makes the body healthy from the inside and strengthens the immune system so that your body becomes more resistant to all organisms, viruses, and bacteria. It is a treatment that must be looked at by people who are always falling ill.
Immune System Deficiency
Prior to coming to Dr. Tad, I had constant sore throats and earaches. I felt tired and rundown. If I exerted myself at all, I felt sick. I went to regular doctors for my sore throat and earaches and they prescribed antibiotics but I decided to stop taking them because they were not working.
It took about seven months of regular acupuncture, but I finally felt great again. I could exert myself without getting sick. My sore throat and earaches went away. I started to have energy again. I always had to remember but Dr. Tad said to me in the beginning. In some cases, the effect is not immediate, but if you follow through on your treatment plan and prescribed herbs, you will eventually feel better.
At first, I did not feel the effects of the treatments. As time went on, I started to feel better and after 7 months of regular treatments, I was completely rid of my sore throat and earaches. I eventually felt so energetic that I went to London, England & Hawaii and I did not even suffer from jet lag. Now, I rarely get sick and have great for almost two years!
— Patricia R., Rehoboth, MA
Infertility, Anxiety, Immune System & IBS
When I started acupuncture my symptoms included infertility, anxiety, weak immune system and IBS.
After starting acupuncture, I felt energized, healthy and relaxed. I feel that acupuncture helped me to get pregnant.
Overall, I believe that acupuncture is wonderful for successful treatment of many health issues and should be covered by all health plans so more people can access this preventive treatment.
— Elisabeth G., E. Providence, RI