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Autoimmune disease

By Toni Twitty

Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Conventional medicine can diagnose 100 different autoimmune conditions. Unfortunately, the treatments available to people with these disorders is not as plentiful through conventional medicine. It typically involves the use of pharmaceuticals that can have side effects that are as bad, if not worse, than the symptoms of the disease itself. And even worse, many people are told they have no options. This is where Be Well Acupuncture in Edmond, OK can help!

Acupuncture treatments are completely customizable which means that they not only treat the symptoms, but also get to the root of the problem. This is much different from Western medicine with its one-size-fits-all type of treatments. The ability to treat each person as an individual with their own unique diagnosis is why Dr. Toni Twitty has rave reviews and great clinical results.

Since autoimmune diseases are thought to be a deficiency in people’s immune-system responses, Be Well Acupuncture works to restore and rejuvenate the factors that are vital for good immunity. These things include blood flow and reduction of inflammation. Research has shown that acupuncture causes responses in nerve cells, as well as in parts of the brain. By utilizing acupuncture, those suffering from an autoimmune disease can, over time, reprogram their brains and cells to perform as intended. Our cutting-edge integrative therapies are designed tp trigger the body to produce hormones that suppress pain and inflammation. This helps raise endorphins circulating in the bloodstream. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers. Many times this will shorten the number of treatments before the patient will start to see results and feel relief.

Many people dealing with autoimmune diseases also experience high levels of stress because of their disorder. It can be very stressful trying to lead a “normal” life with severe pain and other symptoms. Studies show acupuncture is very relaxing, and it helps reduce excess cortisol levels in the brain that contribute to chronic stress.

As autoimmune sufferers start to see improvements with help from Be Well Acupuncture, they may also be able to do things they couldn’t before, like exercise, chase their children around the playground, or grab those golf clubs out of the garage. Just by receiving regular acupuncture treatments at Be Well Acupuncture in Edmond, OK, those suffering from autoimmune diseases may be able to lead a much more normal life with a lot less pain and suffering!

If you are dealing with some type of autoimmune disease, call us for your initial exam to get Dr. Toni’s best recommendation for you and your condition. We often find that we at Be Well Acupuncture OKC are the last resort, but we offer the most relief!

Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture OKC in Oklahoma City, OK is an expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, general wellness, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health today!