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The Best Way to Help Your Autoimmune Disorder

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Do you take prescriptions for your autoimmune disorder that only give you so much relief? Do you wonder if your “new normal” with painful symptoms will last forever?


Autoimmune disorders are tough to treat, especially since most doctors don’t know how to reverse your condition. They’ll give you prescriptions to cover up your symptoms, but you might find that you suffer from uncomfortable symptoms.


Where Do Autoimmune Disorders Come From?

The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown, but they occur when your immune system confuses its own cells for an attacker.


Your immune system is designed to protect your body against foreign attackers, which is why you get sick when you catch a bacterial infection or virus. These symptoms are your body’s way of getting rid of the bug before it can do any damage.


When your immune system gets thrown out of balance, it thinks your tissues are a foreign danger- it sends specialized attackers that try to remove or destroy your cells. This causes inflammation, tissue and nerve damage, or excess cell production.


While the exact cause isn’t known, genetics, stress, and environment play a large role in your immune system’s balance. When your immune system is imbalanced, it cannot function properly and begins to cause disease.


How Do You Help an Autoimmune Disorder?

Many doctors will prescribe medications to help you find relief from your symptoms but cannot offer anything in terms of helping reverse or calm your disease. This can feel frustrating when you still suffer from symptoms even when taking prescriptions.


This doesn’t have to be your only option.


Acupuncture can help you get further relief from your symptoms, and in some cases, reverse your disorder. This may sound too good to be true, but acupuncture is an excellent option for restoring balance to your body’s systems.


Your body has its own electromagnetic field that controls your vital energy, providing your systems with the energy it needs to function properly. If this vital energy becomes blocked, your systems will slow or even malfunction.


This happens with your immune system- if your body undergoes enough stress your vital energy will become blocked. When this blockage becomes too strong and remains for too long, your immune system will attack your body.


Acupuncture targets the blockages in your vital energy. Specific trigger points are chosen by your acupuncturist that influence the function of your immune system, helping it find balance and calm.


Herbal medicine can also help you find more relief from your autoimmune disorder. Certain remedies can reduce inflammation and encourage proper function of your immune system.


Using multiple approaches will give you more and more relief from your disease. Little by little a little becomes a lot, and you can overcome your symptoms.


What Should You Do Next?

The sooner you get started, the sooner you can start feeling better. Acupuncture is like therapy; you get cumulative results as you come in.


A therapist cannot help you overcome all your problems in one visit, but over time they can help you process your feelings and emotions. The same goes for acupuncture- when you come in consistently and stick to your plan, your body will become more balanced, and you will become more well.


If you’re struggling with your autoimmune disease, give us a call. We can help you get relief from your symptoms and possibly reverse your disorder altogether.

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