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Autoimmune Disorders

Acupuncture History and Thyroid Concerns
Welcome to a fun new collection of hormone balancing vignettes created by a licensed acupuncturist for both laypeople and professionals, to help boost your stamina ...

Studies finds Moxibustion has Positive Effects Treating Thyroiditis
A January 2016 study from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health demonstrated the positive effects of moxibustion therapy in ...

Acupuncture Benefits Sufferers of Exophthalmos
A 2011 PubMed study looked into the effects of acupuncture and acupoint massage to treat infiltrative exophthalmos. The study yielded some very positive results. The ...

Treating Dermatitis with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Oozing, blistering, crusting, irresistible urges to scratch, unfortunately these are all suitable words to describe the symptoms of dermatitis. Eyelids, armpits, stomach, hands, lips, ears ...

Alleviating Pruritus with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Pruritus is more than just an annoying itch felt on the skin. It is a condition of intense itching that is often worsened by scratching ...

Managing Your Arthritis Flareups
Most people are familiar with the term arthritis, which may conjure up images of twisted, knobby fingers or achy knees, but did you know there ...

Psoriatic Arthritis Symptom Relief
Psoriatic arthritis is a joint disease that affects people who suffer from psoriasis. A chronic and recurrent condition, psoriatic arthritis can have periods of remission ...

Nutrients to Support a Healthy Immune System
A typical meal in China today may not look all that different from a typical meal in ancient times. This is for good reason because ...

Acupuncture Effective for Systemic Lupus Pain
Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for pain caused by systemic erythematosus lupus (SLE). These positive results were shown in the 2008 study 'Acupuncture for ...

Acupuncture Effective in Treating Primary Reynauds
The effectiveness of acupuncture for treating primary Raynaud’s syndrome was shown in a 1997 study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The study had ...

Treating Raynaud's Syndrome with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Raynaud's syndrome, also known as Raynaud’s disease, causes a sudden constriction of the vessels supplying blood to the skin, largely affecting the fingers and toes ...

Exercises to Balance the Production and Release of Thyroid Hormones
The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is found at the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple. Although small in size ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Dry Mouth
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, sounds harmless but can create distressing symptoms. In a normal mouth, small glands produce saliva, which then helps in the ...

Oriental Medicine for Multiple Sclerosis Relief
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that progressively damages the central nervous system. This happens due to the wearing away of the myelin sheath, a ...

Can Acupuncture be Used for the Treatment of Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause chronic inflammation in nearly any part of the body, including the kidneys, the central nervous system, blood ...

Acupuncture and Diet for Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a major liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This liver disease is divided into two categories: acute and chronic ...

Can Acupuncture Help Patients with Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease goes by other names such as celiac spruce and gluten-sensitive enteropathy. There are also dozens of signs and symptoms, and new ones currently ...

Hashimoto's Disease: How Acupuncture Can Ease Your Symptoms
Hashimoto's disease, also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is a disorder in which an individual's immune system attacks their thyroid, causing inflammation of the gland. This ...

Why You Should Look to Acupuncture to Help with Your Symptoms of Addison's Disease
Addison's disease, also known as adrenal insufficiency, occurs when the adrenal gland cannot produce adequate amounts of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. This can be ...

Multiple Sclerosis Symptom Relief with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Nearly half a million Americans have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and two-thirds of this group are women.  According to the American Academy of Neurology, women with ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine may Provide Relief from Lupus Symptoms
Lupus is a complex disease involving an overactive immune system that fights unnecessarily and can injure the skin, joints, brain, and internal organs such as ...

Autoimmune Disease Support
A group of disorders in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters tissues, there are more than 80 serious chronic illnesses ...

Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Find Relief With Oriental Medicine
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is far more than just being tired.  It is a frustrating, complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that may worsen with ...

Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help
The biggest threats to women's health are often preventable. Oriental medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives and many health ...

Enhance Your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture
The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces thirty distinct hormones each of which has a very specific job to ...

Treating Thyroid Problems with Acupuncture
When functioning properly, the thyroid gland secretes just the right amount of thyroid hormone to regulate almost all the metabolic processes in your body. Too ...

Treating Autoimmune Disorders with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters tissues. There are more than eighty ...

6 Food Tips for Autoimmune Disorders
A class of plant chemicals known as bioflavonoid has been found to dramatically reduce inflammation and improve symptoms associated with autoimmune disorders.Tea: Both green and ...

Acupuncture Effective for Crohn's Disease
In a study published in the journal, Digestion, acupuncture was found effective for treating Crohn's disease.Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease which involves chronic inflammation ...

Acupuncture for Arthritis
Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease ...