Discovering you have an autoimmune disease, doesn’t mean you have to experience a cascade of health problems for the rest of your life. Traditional Chinese medicine can offer ways of managing your condition by enhancing your immune system, minimizing side effects, and possibly even restoring your body and mind back to a state of wellness.
Approximately 50 million Americans are living with 1 out of 80 autoimmune conditions modern medicine has identified. These chronic conditions can affect many parts of the body from digestion, skin, weight, sleep, energy, to brain activity, joint, and lung health. Because these disease states affect the body so holistically, a medicine that incorporates body, mind, and spirit while training the human body in nutrition and lifestyle changes can be imperative to sending the disease into remission. Golden Point Acupuncture helps a patient accomplish just this.
A healthy immune system protects your body from harmful substances, also known as antigens, that can come in the form of toxins, microorganisms, or other foreign invaders. The human body creates an appropriate immune response to destroy these substances by making antibodies or other immune cells to fight against them.
At times the immune system can become conditioned to respond in unhealthy ways. Autoimmune conditions arise when the body fails to recognize its own cells and inappropriately develops an overactive immune response against itself. Your immune system begins to attack your own body. To combat this at Golden Point Acupuncture we aim to nourish the affected parts of the body that have been under attack, strengthen the immune system, and help you find ways to regulate your immune response so you can lead a healthier, happier, symptom-free life.
Some common autoimmune conditions include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis- hypothyroidism
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Grave’s disease
- Celiac disease