Auto-Immune Disease

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroid Disease, Addison’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac Disease, Lupus, Pernicious Anemia, Myasthenia Gravis, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

There are more than 100 autoimmune diseases. Acupuncture and functional medicine can relieve some of the painful symptoms associated with these incurable diseases, so you can focus on enjoying your life.


Relieve Symptoms Without Medication

An autoimmune disease occurs when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissue.  As your disease develops you may start experiencing symptoms like joint or muscle pain, rashes, fever, muscle weakness, hair loss, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dry eyes, and more. These symptoms create a state of chronic inflammation in your body which triggers autoimmune attacks.

Primary care providers or specialists may recommend powerful immunosuppressant drugs like methotrexate, azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs).  While these strong medications may or may not help some of your symptoms, they have a number of dangerous side effects that can impact your health for years to come.


We Find the Root Cause

At Des Moines Acupuncture we will look at your whole-body to determine the root cause of your health condition. We will determine where there is an imbalance within your body, and create a personalized treatment plan to help you restore your health and take back your life. We will also look at supplements and exercise as both play key roles in reducing inflammation.

Acupuncture causes a physical response in nerve cells, the pituitary gland and part of the brain. This causes your body to releases brain chemicals that control a number of bodily functions like your immune system, blood pressure, body temperature and more. It helps suppress inflammation and pain by raising endorphins, which are your body’s natural pain relievers.

By correcting the underlying dysfunction in your body, your symptoms will ease, and you will have a greater quality of life.


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