Anemia comes from the Greek word, anaimia, which means lack of blood.
It refers to insufficient red blood cells or hemoglobin in the red
blood cells, which means that the body has difficulty delivering
oxygen to tissues, including muscle and brain cells.
The result? If you’re anemic, you probably feel tired and possibly grumpy, lack
energy and strength and experience headaches or shortness of breath.
Because all cells depend on oxygen, long-term oxygen deprivation can
have a wide range of clinical consequences, from inability to
concentrate to inferior motor skills, to a heart attack!
Causes of anemia include B12, folic acid or iron deficiency,
insufficient red blood cell production, immune system problems or
excessive loss of blood.
Acupuncture works by effectively treating the primary cause of anemia.
If the primary cause is nutrient deficiency, along with increased
nutrients, acupuncture will improve nutrient absorption by helping to
heal the intestine lining. If the primary cause is lack of hemoglobin
or red blood cells, I will use acupuncture to stimulate bone marrow
for more effective red blood cell production. This is one instance
where a small amount of treatment can equal a large amount of cure!
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