Immune and Auto-Immune Disorders
Acupuncture can regulate the function of the immune system whether the immune system is deficient and not functioning well enough to protect the body or overactive and attacking the body.
In conditions where the immune system is weakened Acupuncture helps to strengthen the immune system, helping to produce more white blood cells and important T-cells and imporving circulation throughout the body. Supplements and herbs that help to boost the immune system such as Huang Qi (Astragalus), or vitamins such as C, E, and A may be recommended. Dietary changes can also assist to boost the immune system.
In auto-immune conditions where the immune system is overactive and attacking the body the immune system will be calmed down and regulated. This works by regulating the nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system or relaxation response. Dietary changes or supplements may also be recommended for these conditions.