How Does Acupuncture Work for Autoimmune Diseases?
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can holistically address the symptoms and effects of autoimmune diseases. By bringing homeostasis (balance) to the entire body’s function, including the immune system, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat a variety of autoimmune diseases, including:
- Crohn’s disease and colitis
- Hashimoto’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treat the underlying causes of autoimmune diseases by bringing the body back to homeostasis (balance). Acupuncture increases vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels), which brings blood to the area to start healing. Acupuncture also activates certain hormones like beta endorphins that are the body’s natural painkillers.
Instead of covering symptoms of autoimmune diseases, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can heal the root problems. Acupuncture is not a quick fix, however. It took time for your body to get out of balance, and it will take time to bring it back into balance.