Stress and Chronic Illness
Acupuncture and herbs present a viable and successful treatment for many chronic illnesses – and also to protect the body from the results of stress.
Autoimmune disorders, such as MS, lupus and HIV/AIDS can be helped because acupuncture treatment stimulates the immune system, and the “cocktail” of hormones released by the brain during acupuncture positively affect tissue healing and T-cell function.
Traditional Chinese medicine can be used together with Western Medicine to help you heal – or can be used when you have already tried “everything else”.
Digestive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory disorders have all responded positively to our treatment.
A partial listing of some of the western medical disease categories that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is able to treat:
- allergic rhinitis
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- cervical spondylosis
- chronic active hepatitis
- chronic glomerulonephritis
- chronic pancreatitis
- chronic prostatitis
- chronic sinusitis
- coronary artery disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Cushing’s syndrome
- diabetes mellitus
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- herpes genitalia
- herpes zoster
- macular degeneration
- multiple sclerosis
- periodontal disease
- peripheral neuropathy
- piriformis syndrome
Stress has become an expected ingredient in modern life. Long-term stress can rob our bodies of nutrients, of sleep, of appropriate neural response, of emotional centeredness and of immune strength. Acupuncture and herbs counteract the negative affects of stress on your health, bringing you back into balance, back to yourself and back into health.
Finally, the National Institute of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture of 1997 stated that acupuncture was acceptable and excellent treatment for the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, including nausea, vomiting, fatigue and vertigo. As such, we treat many patients in conjunction with their oncological specialists.
Research repeatedly demonstrates that acupuncture and Chinese herbs do help extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, leukopenia and anemia during chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We team with your other doctors to help you to weather the storms of your cancer treatments: it’s all about you.
Do you have a question about what we can treat? Contact us.
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