Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune condition with no known cure. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue. Some people with Crohn’s may be symptom-free for years, while others develop severe chronic symptoms. The Raleigh Acupuncture Crohn’s Disease treatment can reduce these symptoms dramatically.
Raleigh Acupuncture Crohn’s Disease Treatment
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The Challenge of Crohn’s Disease
At this time, there is no cure for Crohn’s disease. So instead, doctors prescribe medications such as steroids and immunosuppressants to mitigate symptoms and slow disease progression. Medications like Humera are powerful tools to manage an autoimmune disease, but often they are not able to relieve all symptoms.
Furthermore, the younger you are when starting immunosuppressants, the greater the prospect that you’ll need to increase the dosage over time. This awareness is daunting if you’re in your twenties or thirties and know you’ll need to stay on these medications for your whole life.
Acupuncture Improves Autoimmune Conditions
Acupuncture works to reduce the debilitating symptoms associated with Crohn’s. Our patients report less abdominal pain and bloating, more regular bowel movements, and better energy. They have less frequent flares and are often able to reduce their medications.
In addition, acupuncture enhances the effects of medications. That’s because acupuncture restores balance in the body at the organ level, enabling everything to work better, including medications. This little-known fact applies to all medicines, not just Humera, and is one of acupuncture’s most significant benefits for people with long-term, chronic health conditions.
Finally, acupuncture’s benefits come with NO ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS. Treatments are completely safe, natural and do not tax your body.
Acupuncture Treats Root Cause of Disease
What makes acupuncture so effective? The Raleigh Acupuncture Crohn’s Disease treatment addresses the root issues responsible for your symptoms. Abdominal pain, bloating, weight loss, and low energy are symptoms triggered by specific internal imbalances in your body. By addressing the root issue, acupuncture can alleviate your symptoms.
Crohn’s Disease and Chinese Medicine
In the case of Crohn’s and other autoimmune diseases, the root cause is most often in the digestive system. Malabsorption and permeability issues in the small intestine lead to inflammation in the body. While Western medicine lacks an understanding of these disease mechanisms, Chinese medicine is quite familiar with them.
Classical pattern diagnoses like “Liver Overacting on the Spleen” and “Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine” characterize the nature of Crohn’s disease. Over thousands of years, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment protocols have addressed Crohn’s-like symptoms. Treatments are highly effective for reducing debilitating symptoms like loose stools, urgency with bowel movement, blood in the stool, and abdominal pain and cramping.
What To Expect
When you come for your first treatment, we conduct an intake exam. The practitioner will ask all about your condition, your symptoms, what makes them better and worse, and what triggers them. Then we look at your tongue and feel your pulse. Both of these diagnostic techniques provide valuable information about the state of your internal organs.
From this information, we determine your Chinese medicine diagnosis. Then, armed with this diagnosis, we develop an acupuncture treatment plan to correct the internal imbalances responsible for your pain, bloating, weight loss, and fatigue. And as we treat you with acupuncture, your symptoms begin to ease.
Acupuncture is Safe
Acupuncture is completely safe, with no adverse side effects. This ancient medicine taps into your healing power to correct the imbalances at the root of your health condition. Acupuncture has helped millions of people over thousands of years for one simple reason – IT WORKS!
All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. You will hardly feel them. Once inserted, you will feel very relaxed. Many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. While you rest, the healing power of acupuncture is working inside of you. After the treatment, you will feel rejuvenated.
If you have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, come in for acupuncture. Try four initial sessions and then assess how you feel. Most likely, you will be stronger, have more energy, and experience less pain. In addition, over time, you may be able to reduce your medications.
Research and Case Studies
What our Clients are Saying
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease two years ago. I had fairly severe low abdominal pain and swelling, weight loss and really low energy. My doctor wanted to put me on steroids but I wanted to avoid that for as long as possible. I read that acupuncture could treat Crohn’s so I booked an appointment at Raleigh Acupuncture. Sure enough, the treatments eased my pain, resolved the swelling, and increased my energy. It’s been almost two years and I have yet to need steroids. Initially I got acupuncture twice a week, but after the first two months I have been on monthly maintenance treatments, and that seems to be holding me. I highly recommend Raleigh Acupuncture for Crohn’s treatment. They have made a huge difference in my life.