Acupuncture is a traditional therapy applied for thousands of years and is now gaining popularity around the world. Acupuncture has also recently been attracting more research and used to better understand the science behind non-pharmaceutical healing.
This natural medicine traditionally proposed that acupuncture can strengthen the human body to resist diseases and relieve symptoms, including pain and stress. The theory used in the ancient world still applies today. Using acupuncture to enhance resistance and maintain health is closely linked to the immune system. The immune system functions as a natural defense and key to maintaining homeostasis, a state of balance, and functional health.
More and more research has revealed that acupuncture can regulate the immune system and exert anti-inflammation effects to help the body fight and heal disease naturally.
Thanks to inflammation our body can respond and defend against various types of harmful stimuli, such as viruses, bacteria, and physical injuries. Inflammation is a natural response to infections or injuries. The inflammation triggers the body’s immune system to start a healing process. Essentially, the inflammation response is the main way the immune system works to protect and heal both short-term and long-term.
In a balanced and healthy situation, the immune system activates, inflammation is promoted to heal and then the body systems go back to a normal, healthy state. Unfortunately, this immune/inflammation response does not always function at this ideal level and both symptoms and diseases are the result. For example, common conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and many other chronic conditions are linked to increased inflammation over a prolonged period.
Conventional treatments for overactive immune system disorders, such as allergies and autoimmune diseases like arthritis, primarily include treatments that suppress the immune system with pharmaceuticals. These methods may be useful in certain cases to help limit symptoms and manage pain in the short-term. A major issue in use of opioids and other pharmaceutical drugs is that this type of quick treatment method often disregards the root cause of chronic inflammation and how the immune system responds.
Acupuncture, among other complimentary therapies, is a tool that can be used to keep the immune system strong and keep the inflammation response at bay.
The article, Acupuncture and Immunity, states scientific benefits of acupuncture clearly, “As inflammation is the coherent pathophysiologic progress in many kinds of diseases, immune system and response of the human body are influenced in diseases such as cancer; the anti-inflammation effect of acupuncture may be a very important underlying mechanism of acupuncture in treating diseases.”
Continued research on acupuncture helps us to understand the substantial benefits experienced by our patients. At Modern Acupuncture, our team of Licensed Acupuncturists work diligently to provide the highest level of care focused on naturally healing the body. Many of our patients visit due to pain, stress, allergies and other conditions that are linked to the inflammation response.
Visit your local Modern Acupuncture clinic to discuss your health conditions with an Acupuncturists and experience a time-tested natural therapy that aims to achieve sustainable relief and health benefits.
“We love this place! We have been into acupuncture for quite some time and Modern Acupuncture is perfect for us. Financially it makes sense. It's affordable so you can go more often. It's so important to keep our immune system strong, and now with the way things are it's even more important. The atmosphere is relaxing, and did I mention it is spotlessly clean?”
– Linda K.
“I have been receiving my acupuncture treatments here for over a year now. I receive amazing service from everyone. With three autoimmune issues I have tried just about everything in the past and could not find comfort. Since I started receiving treatments, I have found comfort and been able to avoid medications that caused more side effects. I highly recommend that anyone with autoimmune issues give this a try!
– Heather T. (TX)
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.
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