The Raleigh Acupuncture CIRS treatment helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. CIRS, also known as biotoxin illness, is most commonly caused by exposure to mold and tick bites (Lyme disease).
Common symptoms of CIRS 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 proper Western medical treatment*, acupuncture provides dramatic improvement in quality of life.
Biotoxin illness research has been led by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker. He developed methods to test for the condition, and a protocol for treatment that seems to be working. His research is not accepted by mainstream Western medicine, but the results speak for themselves. More research is needed for his ideas to be more widely accepted.
This is his theory in a nutshell. People become exposed to mold from water damaged houses and to 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 ability to fully fight off the biotoxin. Their immune system recognizes the problem, launches an attack, but is unable to 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 are the result of biotoxin exposure causing organ imbalance. During your intake exam we ask about your specific symptoms, we feel your pulse and look at your tongue. This information enables us to identify the specific organs that have been affected by the biotoxin exposure. By strengthening and restoring balance to these organs, your symptoms can be reduced.
Restoring Balance To Your Immune System
In addition to treating your organs, acupuncture also strengthens your immune system. Specific acupuncture points boost the immune system (referred to as Wei Qi in Chinese medicine).
Dr. Shoemaker described CIRS in a paper to the NIH in the following way: “This
What To Expect
All needles are sterile, single use and hair thin. You will hardly feel them. Treatments are relaxing. Many of our patients fall asleep during their session. Afterwards you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. While you rest the acupuncture is correcting imbalances to restore your health.
If you are struggling with CIRS, BOOK NOW to schedule an appointment online. Or call us at 919-819-8113 and we will schedule one for you.
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 treatment for your condition. We have information about current research on CIRS below.*
Raleigh Acupuncture CIRS Treatment
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*To learn more about CIRS CLICK HERE.