Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease resulting from the body’s immune system attacking healthy tissue. Autoimmune disorders include Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison’s disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain–Barré syndrome.
Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune disorders, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine have received much attention as successful therapies in their treatment. Acupuncture is specifically noted for its use in pain relief, regulating the immune system, managing symptoms and improving the quality of life.
According to Eastern medicine, autoimmune disorders occur when there is imbalance within the body. The imbalance can come from an excess or deficiency of yin and yang that disrupts the flow of qi, or vital energy, through the body. At Sun Wellness Acupuncture we will use acupuncture to help restore balance within the body and treat the root of the disorder, while specifically addressing the symptoms that are unique to each individual.
Helpful food tips for the autoimmune disease
Bioflavinoids have been found to dramatically reduce inflammation and improve symptoms associated with autoimmune disorders. Foods which contain bioflavinoids include tea, apples, carrots, ginger, and those rich in fiber and Omega-3.