Autoimmune Disease affects approximately 50 million Americans. There are about 80 autoimmune diseases, some common autoimmune diseases are: Lupus, Crohn's Disease, Parkinsons, Grave's disease, Fibromyalgia, Celiac Disease, and Thyroiditis. If you suffer from an autoimmune disease you know how important it is to have a treatment plan in place to help you manage your symptoms and help you live an active and healthy life. Acupuncture can play a crucial role in your treatment plan as it can help strengthen you immune system, relive painful symptoms, help reduce stress and give you a boost to your overall health. A customized plan that will meet your specific needs would be created in order to help you achieve your best health.
Multiple Sclerosis currently affects approximately 400,000 people in the United States, with about 200 new cases diagnosed every week. MS can be very debilitating, and symptoms can make it hard to perform simple everyday tasks. Symptoms of MS vary from person to person and can include blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, fatigue, depression, anxiety, speech problems, memory problems and numbness or weakness in the limbs. A study conducted by the Washington Acupuncture Centre determined that the patients that were treated and tracked for 3 years showed an 85% improvement. Acupuncture can provide the support you need to cope with MS and its effects on your life.
Cancer survival rates are at an all time high. Modern medicine is finding more ways to treat and eliminate cancers of all kinds. However, as treatments become more effective against cancer itself, they become more taxing on the body and side effects are becoming more of a challenge.
Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective method in reducing and possibly eliminating some of the negative effects which accompany cancer such as nausea, vomiting, pain pre or post surgery, and increase energy which is often decreased by cancer medications. The National Institute of Health has openly endorsed the use of Acupuncture in cancer treatment.
Acupuncture is an age-old, time tested method of care which focuses on treatment of the person as a whole. Acupuncture is not a sole-treatment method for cancer. When used in conjunction with modern medicine it packs a powerful punch against the toxicity and symptoms which accompany cancer and modern medicine's treatments.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, predominantly affects women between the ages of 20 to 40, although some men are affected by it as well. Chinese medicine believes that IBS is caused by imbalances in the spleen. These imbalances cause the spleen and liver to not function optimally, which in turn causes the unpleasant symptoms of IBS. Acupuncture treatments will concentrate on releasing the blockages in the liver and spleen to help alleviate the symptoms of IBS such as diarrhea, abdominal bloating, excessive gas, abdominal pain and heartburn.