Since about 60 million Americans – nearly 20% of the population, or one in five people – suffer from an autoimmune disorder, chances are if you don’t have one, you know someone who does.
There are approximately 80 recognized autoimmune diseases. Some of the more common autoimmune conditions that Longevity Acupuncture can treat are:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chrohn’s Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Fibromyalgia Syndrome
- Grave’s Disease
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Alopecia Areata
- Celiac Disease
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Raynaud’s Phenomenom
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sjogrens’s Syndrome
- Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Our state and nationally certified acupuncturists use acupuncture to treat autoimmune disorders by reducing inflammation, alleviating pain, improving energy and vitality, and addressing the wide variety of symptoms that occur.
Acupuncture also treats the root of the disease by bringing the immune system back into balance.
Furthermore, acupuncture can regulate the autonomic nervous system, hormone, and neuropeptide release to help control metabolism and may aid in regulating the immune system.
Are You Experiencing Any of These Symptoms?
There are a variety of symptoms found in those who suffer from an autoimmune disorder, including:
- Generalized pain
- Digestive disorders
- Joint and sinew pain
- Foggy headedness
- Mood disorders
Studies Show Acupuncture Works
A study recently conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that fibromyalgia patients who received acupuncture had significant improvement in pain levels, fatigue, and anxiety. The researchers concluded that acupuncture would be very beneficial to fibromyalgia patients in managing the symptoms of the disease.
Several studies have also been done on acupuncture for chronic fatigue. These studies incorporated acupuncture with other traditional Chinese medicine. The conclusion of each study was that patients had significant improvement in energy, muscle strength, sleep, headaches, and memory.
Clinical research has shown that acupuncture causes physical responses in nerve cells, the pituitary gland, and parts of the brain. These responses can cause the body to release proteins, hormones, and brain chemicals that control a number of body functions. It is proposed that, by these actions, acupuncture affects blood pressure, body temperature and the immune system.
Let Longevity Acupuncture Help
In New Mexico, many insurance providers cover acupuncture treatments and other Chinese medical procedures and treatments, and at Longevity Acupuncture our doctors offer a safe, effective alternative treatment to restore and maintain the harmony in your body, which helps you become pain free and remain stable over time with no side effects.
Make An Appointment Today
If you are suffering from an autoimmune disorder, call (505) 263-7248 to make an appointment today. Longevity Acupuncture accepts most major insurance plans, including Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Lovelace and CIGNA. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.