The Raleigh Acupuncture CIRS treatment helps reduce adverse symptoms and improve quality of life.
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), also known as biotoxin illness, is most commonly caused by exposure to mold and tick bites. CIRS was initially thought to be triggered exclusively by mold exposure. However, additional research indicates bacteria, fungus, and viral infections also play a role. In addition, CIRS mimics symptoms associated with Lyme Disease and other autoimmune disorders. To make matters worse, CIRS is often misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed.
Common CIRS symptoms include:
• Fatigue, weakness
• Memory and concentration issues
• Disorientation and confusion
• Vertigo, lightheadedness
• Muscle aches, cramping, joint pain
• Hypersensitivity to light, blurred vision, burning or red eyes, tearing
• Cough, asthma-like illness, shortness of breath, chronic sinus congestion
• Abdominal pain, nausea, cramping, diarrhea
Acupuncture is a powerful treatment for CIRS. It reduces symptoms, regulates body function, and helps reduce flares. Used in conjunction with Western medical treatment*, acupuncture dramatically improves the quality of life.
Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker has led biotoxin illness research. He developed methods to test for the condition and a protocol for treatment that seems to be working. While not accepted by mainstream Western medicine, his results speak for themselves. More research will enable his ideas to reach a wider audience.
Here is his theory in a nutshell. People become exposed to mold from water-damaged houses and toxins from tick bites. 75% of these people successfully fight off the mold and parasite toxins and don’t get sick. However, 25% lack the immune system’s ability to fight off the biotoxin entirely. Their immune system recognizes the problem and launches an attack but cannot beat it. The result is an over-engaged immune response.
This immune system malfunction triggers inflammation in the body, causing a combination of the symptoms listed above. Dr. Shoemaker’s treatment protocol walks the patient through a series of treatments to rid the body of biotoxins.
The Role Acupuncture Can Play
Acupuncture is all about restoring balance. The symptoms associated with CIRS result from biotoxin exposure causing organ imbalance. Therefore, during your intake exam, we will ask about your specific symptoms, feel your pulse and look at your tongue. This information enables us to identify the particular organs that have been affected by the biotoxin exposure. Your symptoms will improve when we strengthen and restore balance to these organs.
Boosting Your Immune System
In addition to healing your organs, the Raleigh Acupuncture CIRS treatment strengthens and balances your immune system. Specific acupuncture points boost and harmonize the Wei Qi, which is the name that describes our immune function.
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What To Expect
All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. You will hardly feel them. Treatments are so relaxing that many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. Afterward, you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. While you rest, acupuncture corrects imbalances to restore your health.
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The Raleigh Acupuncture CIRS treatment works well in conjunction with Western medical treatment. You can also use acupuncture alone if you are not currently getting Western therapy for your condition. We have information about current research on CIRS below.*
Raleigh Acupuncture CIRS Treatment
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