Autoimmune Disease

Acupuncture for Autoimmune Disease

Our bodies have an immune system that protects us from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks itself by mistake, and you can get sick. Autoimmune Diseases can affect connective tissue in your body (the tissue which binds together body tissues and organs). Autoimmune Disease can affect many parts of your body, like your nerves, muscles, endocrine system (system that directs your body's hormones and other chemicals), and digestive system.

There are approximately 80 recognized Autoimmune Diseases. Some of the more common autoimmune conditions that acupuncture can treat are

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Interstitial Cystitis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Alopecia Areata

  • Celiac Disease

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome

  • Grave's Disease (overactive thyroid)

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (underactive thyroid)

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Raynaud's Disease

  • Sjogren's Syndrome/Xerophthalmia (salivary glands, tear glands, joints)

  • Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus

  • Ulcerative Colitis

How does acupuncture work for Autoimmune Disease?

Acupuncture treats Autoimmune Diseases by reducing inflammation, alleviating pain, improving energy and vitality, and addressing the wide variety of symptoms that occur. Acupuncture reduces the damage of the membranes, tissues, and organs, caused by an overactive immune response. It treats the root of the disease by putting the immune system back into balance.

Course of treatment

There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.