What is an autoimmune disease?
The body’s immune system is conditioned to guard against germs like bacteria and viruses. Whenever the immune system senses any foreign body it releases fighter cells to attack them and protect the body in simple terms. The immune system very well knows the difference between its cells and foreign cells.
A condition where your immune system mistakenly attacks your body is called an autoimmune disease. Here, the immune system might mistake body parts like joints and skin as foreign and release proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells.
Certain autoimmune diseases target only one organ, like in the case of Type 1 diabetes that damages the pancreas. While in the case of some diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), it affects the whole body.
Few common autoimmune diseases are Type 1 diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Inflammatory bowel disease, Addison’s disease, Graves’ disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Myasthenia gravis, Autoimmune vasculitis, Pernicious anemia, Celiac disease and so on.
Some early symptoms of autoimmune diseases are fatigue, achy muscles, swelling and redness, low-grade fever, trouble in concentrating, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, hair loss, skin rashes, etc.
Most allopathic systems are directed towards treating the symptoms rather than the cause of the disease. The approach is more towards suppressing the immune system through medicines. It just helps in managing the pains and limiting the symptoms, however, does not result in a cure. In addition, over long-term use of suppressive drugs, adverse symptoms and side effects may develop over time.
Acupuncture in treating Autoimmune Diseases
Acupuncture on the other hand, instead of suppressing the disease helps regulate the immune function and treat the underlying causes of the disease. It reduces the symptoms, speeds up the healing process and normalizes the immune response of the body.
As acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles on selected acupoints, it stimulates specific portions of the autonomic nervous system and thus in turn cause responses in the immune system.
With regular acupuncture therapy, one can experience effective healing of autoimmune diseases and symptoms like asthma, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, colds and infections.
Dr. Hong Yan of South Centre Chinese Acupuncture
Dr. Hong Yan holds professional degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from China and has been practicing in the field for over 25 years. She specializes in three distinguished therapies, Comprehensive Acupuncture Pain Management, Female Hormone Balancing Acupuncture and Brain Activating Acupuncture.
Her therapies are focused on particularly treating pain, stress, fatigue, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), sinus infection, allergy, headache, migraine, woman’s health, bronchitis, asthma, eczema and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
A registered acupuncturist in Calgary acupuncture clinic serving Calgary south, Dr. Hong Yan uses 90% acupuncture only and just 10% of herb combinations.
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