Acupuncture for Treating Autoimmune Disorders in Encino

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Acupuncture as an Alternate Treatment Option for Autoimmune Disorders

The greatest belief in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is that the body requires both the mind and body to function at optimal levels in order to maintain optimal health, when one is lacking the other suffers as a result, like the yin and yang. When the mind is under serious amounts of stress, anxiety and so forth it can manifest into bodily conditions such weight loss or weight gain, digestive problems, migraines and even more serious conditions.

In order for the body to be able to heal itself its necessary for the body and mind to be at par. When the mind and body are not at par the body's natural life force or flow of energy is blocked. Acupuncture works to alleviate these blocked pathways so the nervous system and body can function properly again.

Autoimmune disorders are when the immune system attacks the body and destroys or changes tissues. Autoimmune disorders include, but are not limited to: rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Because acupuncture helps the body to restore balance, treating the root of the problem while also addressing the symptoms that are unique to each individual.

Studies have shown that acupuncture causes physical responses in nerve cells and parts of the brain to release the body's natural chemical-like endorphins to encourage proper function and positive mood.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about what acupuncture can do to help their condition or disorder, please contact our reception to schedule a consult or to speak to our Encino acupuncturist at (818)995-4488.