Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat autoimmune conditions. Acupuncture can help to regulate the immune system, bringing the immune response back into balance. Acupuncture also works to reduce systemic inflammation, which may be contributing to heightened autoimmune symptoms.
Acupuncture can also help to treat pain, which affects many autoimmune patients. Studies suggest that acupuncture releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones, which may limit the body’s response to pain. In addition to treating the symptoms of autoimmune conditions, acupuncture and Chinese medicine help to address the underlying cause of the disease. An autoimmune condition suggests that there is either an excess or deficiency within the body. Chinese medicine can treat this imbalance and will provide a specific holistic diagnosis that will address the root condition rather than just the physical signs and symptoms.