Acupuncture and NAET for Immune Deficiency

There are more than 80 chronic illnesses that are immune related including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and celiac disease. Read on why both acupuncture and NAET for immune deficiency is an alternative medicine for these diseases.

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Immune deficiency is more common than most people think; around 20 percent of the population suffers from some form of an autoimmune disorder, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.

Although symptoms vary greatly depending on the specific disease, common symptoms include chronic fatigue, joint pain, muscle weakness, weight loss, dry eyes and abdominal pain.

Autoimmune diseases are not always easily treated, as they are a chronic illness with no known cure. However, there are natural ways to ease and reduce symptoms such as acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture treatment for autoimmune diseases

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that immune deficiencies come from an imbalance in the body. When there is a stagnation in the body’s natural energy flow, called Qi, the body becomes out of balance, whether it is from a deficiency or excess of yin or yang.

Acupuncture works by addressing the body as a whole. By using specific acupuncture points on the body, the treatment is able to release any blockages and return the body back to its natural balance.

Research has shown that acupuncture can affect the release of hormones, proteins, and chemicals in the body, which can affect blood pressure and the immune system.

NAET treatment for immune deficiency

In NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique), it is believed that the outward symptoms of chronic illness could be due to multiple sensitivities.  By “rebooting the body” so it no longer views those items as a threat the symptoms go away.  There have been many success stories over the years of patients with varying degrees of pain going into complete remission. NAET is quantifiable by comparing blood work prior to and after starting treatments. NAET can be done using either acupuncture or acupressure.
Although there is no cure, immune deficiencies can be managed properly to have the best quality of life possible. Acupuncture has also been shown to help boost mood and lower stress and anxiety, which can be triggers for increased symptoms.

If you think you may have an autoimmune disease and are not getting a diagnosis, don’t give up. Immune deficiencies are hard to diagnose because of the wide range of symptoms. It may take multiple doctors to get a correct diagnosis.

Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive treatment option that can decrease symptoms and improve overall well-being.


*To learn more about acupuncture and NAET for immune deficiency, visit Calandra Acupuncture in Chicago’s South Loop and Arlington Heights, IL.

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