People suffering with arthritis or autoimmune diseases may seek out acupuncture treatment when NSAIDS don't work. Autoimmune diseases are mostly caused by food sensitivities, stress and anxiety.
When treating patients with autoimmune disease, I often see immediate relief after only one or two acupuncture treatments.
Autoimmune diseases are not the same. Although they show up similarly in the body, the causes may be different. The constitution of the patient plays an important role in the autoimmune disease itself. Whether the person is fleshy or not fleshy causes the autoimmune disease to act differently in the body. There are many different reasons why the autoimmune disease acts the way it does.
With acupuncture, I look in detail of the overall picture of my patients. I may look at your hair, your eyes, you ears, your pulse, which enables me to narrow down the causative explanation of the disease itself. This allows me to get to the root of the disease and not just the symptoms.
With autoimmune diseases, we are often looking at a wind invasion which creates a infection in the body which is a hyper immune response. The inflammation is the infection.
The first thing I do is diagnose and locate the source of the infection which is causing the hyper-immune response. The most common sites of the immune responses are joint inflammation, lymph nodes, lungs, digestive tract, oral cavity and spleen. The hidden autoimmune diseases include ear infection, tonsillitis, pneumonia, and the lower infections are night sweats, palpitation and insomnia.
Next, I neutralize the antibody response and assist the clearance of hyper-immune response through using blood tonic herbs, wind damp herbs along with regular acupuncture treatments.
Once we clear the hyper-immune response, we address the inflammation. Acupuncture treatments are excellent at reducing inflammation. Acupuncture breaks the cycle of the auto-immune response in the body.
With Rheumatoid Arthritis, antibodies are having an inflammatory response to the bone cartilage, ligaments and tendons. In one sense they are consuming the nutrients that are intended for those parts of the body.
For example, one of my patients I have been seeing for almost a year has bone deforming Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have treated her about 25 times. The first time I saw her, she could not even walk in the door. Her husband had to carry her and help her onto the table. She could not bend her knees or raise her arms over her head. Her knees were as if they were stone and her hips were unmovable.
After the first three treatments, life started coming back into her body. She could not feel the needles or touch on her knees, pelvis or hands. After the next five treatments, she actually began to feel the pain in her knees which was a positive response. The pain was a sign that she could start moving them.
Step by step, each body part started to come alive. Without taking any Western meds at this point, acupuncture was helping her to regain her life and to walk again. Without acupuncture, she would have been in a wheel chair.
If you or someone you know are struggling with any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with me. I will help you regain your life. (502) 558-6818