Managing autoimmune disorder or conditions, characterized by the immune system mistakenly targeting its own cells, can thus present a complex treatment challenge. While modern medicine has made strides, exploring holistic approaches is essential for those with autoimmune conditions. Acupuncture, a cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years, is gaining traction as a valuable alternative in addressing autoimmune conditions. Our skilled practitioners utilize the proven benefits of both Acupuncture science and Chinese Herbal Medicine to provide effective relief and tangible improvements for those with autoimmune symptoms, often unattainable through conventional medicine.

Our practitioners undergo rigorous training, seamlessly integrating both Acupuncture and cutting-edge medical advancements to comprehensively address autoimmune conditions. Comparatively, Traditional Chinese Medicine uses a unique pattern identification system that allows us to unlock relief in areas where other therapies fall short for those with immune system challenges.

Experience personalized treatments tailored to your unique needs, thus enabling us to achieve specific goals and alleviate symptoms. So with our approach, patients with those with immune disorders and/or autoimmune conditions can have an enhanced quality of life!

Autoimmune Conditions We Commonly Treat

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis / RA
  • Multiple Sclerosis / MS
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / CFS
  • Lupus
  • Graves Disease
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease / IBD
  • Ulcerative Colitis / UC
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis / Thyroid Disorders

and many other autoimmune conditions!

How Does Acupuncture Help Treat Autoimmune Conditions?

Currently, there are no conclusive studies on why acupuncture works as a whole. However, there is evidence supporting the effectiveness of several aspects of acupuncture treatment.

  • Studies in animals and people, including studies that used imaging methods to see what’s happening in the brain, have shown that acupuncture may affect nervous system function.
  • Acupuncture may have direct effects on the tissues where the needles are inserted. This type of effect has been seen in connective tissue.
  • Acupuncture used in conjunction with fertility treatments such as IUI or IVF showed a statistically significant increase in positive outcomes for patients.
  • Acupuncture has nonspecific effects (effects due to incidental aspects of a treatment rather than its main mechanism of action). Nonspecific effects may be due to the patient’s belief in the treatment, the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, or other factors not directly caused by the insertion of needles. In many studies, the benefit of acupuncture has been greater when it was compared with no treatment than when it was compared with sham (simulated or fake) acupuncture procedures, such as the use of a device that pokes the skin but does not penetrate it. These findings suggest that nonspecific effects contribute to the beneficial effect of acupuncture on pain or other symptoms.
  • In recent research, a nonspecific effect was demonstrated in a unique way: Patients who had experienced pain relief during a previous acupuncture session were shown a video of that session and asked to imagine the treatment happening again. This video-guided imagery technique had a significant pain-relieving effect.

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