Acupuncture and Autoimmune Disorders

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As a proven, effective method for relief for inflammatory disorders, acupuncture and functional medicine treatments have helped many patients treat the root causes of their autoimmune disorders. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, we have developed various personalized therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases that have been very successful in addressing the root causes of a variety of disorders. Keep reading to learn more about how acupuncture and functional medicine treatments can assist with autoimmune disorders, and request an appointment at our office in Naperville today!

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How Does Acupuncture Help With Autoimmune Disorders?

The links between acupuncture and autoimmune disorders are well documented. Due to acupuncture’s ability to reduce systemic inflammation, regulate the immune system, and bring it back into balance, many individuals with autoimmune disorders have found relief through acupuncture treatments.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine & Autoimmune Disorders

At The Emperor’s Medicine, we customize your acupuncture treatment to your needs and supplement it with traditional Chinese herbal medicine, which enhances the healing effects of acupuncture. By following this time-honored strategy, we not only treat the symptoms of your autoimmune disorder but directly attack the root of the problem. Most patients see marked improvements after just a few treatments and experience monumental progress when they incorporate our treatments into their regular wellness routine.

Acupuncture For Lupus

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Lupus is a systemic disorder that occurs when your immune system attacks your organs and tissues, including skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, joints, and brain. Lupus has been classified as one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose because it tends to mimic other diseases. One discrete symptom is the “butterfly rash.” This is a facial rash that looks like the unfolding wings of a butterfly. Symptoms of Lupus range from mild to severe and no two cases are exactly alike. The most common symptoms are skin lesions, fever, shortness of breath and joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. The Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture treatments we offer at our practice have been proven to provide optimal wellness for patients with Lupus.

Acupuncture For Celiac Disease

Also known as gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease is an immune response to eating gluten. Gluten is found mostly in foods containing barley, rye, and wheat. Symptoms differ in patients and include itchy skin rashes, joint pain, heartburn, headaches, fatigue, acid reflux, and potential nervous system injury. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, acupuncture has been a valuable treatment for those who suffer from Celiac disease.

Acupuncture For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, often leading to hypothyroidism. It mostly affects middle-aged women but has also been found to occur in men, women, and children of any age. Symptoms may include pale, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches and tenderness, tongue enlargement, hair loss, fatigue, constipation, puffy face, and brittle nails.

Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, our patients have benefited from our expert knowledge of combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with Functional Medicine and acupuncture for the thyroid to relieve autoimmune symptoms. We address the root cause of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and come up with a personalized treatment plan to bring the body back into balance.

Acupuncture & Thyroid Health

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Thyroid hormones affect every cell in the body. This means you cannot achieve optimal health and wellness without a properly functioning thyroid gland. And with some experts estimating that around 40% of the population may have undiagnosed hypothyroidism, it is one of the most commonly missed diagnoses in our modern age. Acupuncture can assist in the treatment of thyroid disorders by helping to manage sleep, emotion, and menstrual issues, regulate energy levels, and restore hormonal balance.

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At The Emperor’s Medicine, we address the root cause of autoimmune disorders and many other ailments by using acupuncture, functional medicine, and Traditaional Chinese medicine to help the body heal itself. Outside of acupuncture and herbal formulas, we may run blood tests and may have you take pharmaceutical grade supplements. Give us a call today and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how Dr. Selma Gladney and her team can help you.

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