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Reduce Flare-ups! Lupus Sufferers Helped with Acupuncture

Feel Better with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture Brings Relief to Lupus Sufferers!

Lupus can affect people of different races, ethnicities, and ages, both men and women, but lupus is most common in women between the ages of 15 and 44.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects multiple body systems, causing inflammation of the connective tissue. It is a chronic illness, and there are four types: discoid lupus erythematosus, drug-induced lupus erythematosus, neonatal lupus and the most common form, systemic lupus erythematosus, (or SLE).

Lupus causes the body to turn its immune system against itself, resulting in widespread inflammation that can affect the joints, organs, skin and blood cells. Antibodies created by the immune system are supposed to attack bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and other substances that are invading the body. However, in individuals with lupus, these antibodies attack their own bodies, causing damage to their skin, joints, muscles, nerves, and major organs. Lupus has levels of severity, with mild lupus that doesn’t affect one’s life-style up to severe lupus, which can be potentially life threatening.

Everyone reacts differently. Depending on which part of the body is attacked, lupus produces a wide range of symptoms, They range from skin disorders, (acute and chronic), including the classic butterfly rashes on the face, pain and swelling in the cheeks, redness across the skin, especially after exposure to sunlight, to swelling, pain and redness in joints and muscles, fatigue, and nerve and brain damage, including headaches, memory loss, depression and mania. Lupus can also cause blood disorders, such as low white blood cell count, which causes immune deficiency, low red blood cell count (causing anemia), low platelets that can cause bleeding and bruising, and lung, heart, kidney and liver issues.

Acupuncture offers relief from the painful symptoms involved with lupus. As lupus tends to be a chronic and relapsing disease with periods of remission that can last for years, acupuncture helps strengthen the body and reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups. While there is no established cure for lupus, regular and consistent treatment with acupuncture can greatly improve the symptoms, especially pain management and fatigue issues, as well as regulating the immune system and improving the overall quality of life!

Acupuncture can create change positive change, and, along with important dietary changes (as it is found that lupus sufferers also suffer food allergies) and exercise,  acupuncture allows patients to maintain their health and lead a more normal and active life. Lupus can be a very difficult disease to cope with, but acupuncture is a wonderful tool to use in the quest for health!

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Craving Ice, Dirt or Paint? Maybe You’re Anemic– Acupuncture Can Treat Anemia!

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Acupuncture Helps Anemia!

Or maybe you’re just the creative type — but either way, acupuncture is very helpful for treating the cause and symptoms of anemia!

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.  Other symptoms can include dizziness, chest pain, pale or sallow appearance of the skin, ringing in the ears and sensitivity to cold in the extremities. Some people display an unusual symptom of having cravings for ice, clay, dirt, starch or paint.

Because all cells depend on oxygen, long-term oxygen deprivation can have a wide range of clinical consequences, from an 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. There are several types, with iron deficiency anemia being the most common. Iron is an important factor because it is used to make hemoglobin.  In the US, 20% of all women of childbearing age have iron deficiency anemia, compared to only 2% of men. The difference is that women can lose an excessive amount of blood during menstruation.

Acupuncture works by effectively treating the primary cause of anemia. The key to prevent anemia is to have adequate nutrition daily. Stimulation of appropriate acupuncture points can improve nutrient and hence iron absorption. 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, acupuncture stimulates bone marrow for more effective red blood cell production.

Acupuncture is an effective way to help improve nutrient absorption and treat the symptoms of anemia. This is one instance where a small amount of treatment can equal a large amount of cure!

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Acupuncture Restores Balance — Dizzy No More!

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Acupuncture Relieves Dizziness

Dizziness is primarily a sensation of unsteadiness, with a feeling of movement inside the head along with loss of balance. Dizziness may result from long-term illness, trauma, loss of sensory function, emotional disturbances, fatigue or cardiovascular issues such as high or low blood pressure. One of the body’s balance mechanisms may be involved, such as the inner ear or sensory nerves. A mild case might go away in a few minutes but a more serious case may result in vomiting, sweating and even fainting.

In modern medicine, some cases are considered auditory in origin, such as Meniere’s syndrome, labyrinthitis, motion sickness, vestibular neuronitis, etc., and some as cerebral in origin, such as cerebral arteriosclerosis, hypertensive encephalopathy hypertension, vertebro basilar ischemia, intracranial space occupying lesion, etc. It may also seen in infective and allergic diseases, as well as other disorders such as epilepsy, hypertension, hypotension, anemia, arrhythmia, neurosis, head trauma, etc.

It is important to examine symptoms that accompany the dizziness to determine its cause before treatment. Some of these symptoms may include pain along the ribs, depression, insomnia, heart palpitations or ringing in the ear (tinnitus). According to Chinese medicine, dizziness is caused by either too much energy moving to the head or not enough. Acupuncture points on the limbs, body, ear and sometimes the head will treat the root cause of the imbalance or either too much energy or not enough, bringing you back to wellness.

And won’t that feel great?

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Anemia – Acupuncture Treats the Primary Cause

Acupuncture Helpful with Anemia

Acupuncture Helpful with Anemia

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!

For more information please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com