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Autoimmune Disorders

Acupuncture for Patients in Seattle with Autoimmune Disorders

The Office on Women’s Health states that autoimmune disorders affect over 23.5 million Americans. Some of the most common autoimmune disorders include Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus and Crohn’s disease. When suffering with these conditions, the patient’s immune system produces auto-antibodies that attack normal cells. As a result, the patient experiences symptoms such as fatigue, muscle ache, low grade fever, digestive issues and abdominal pain, inflammation, swelling, skin rashes, hair loss, difficulty concentrating and numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. These disorders are much more common than many people realize. Awakenings Acupuncture specializes as an autoimmune disorder acupuncturist in Seattle.

Why Consider Acupuncture for Autoimmune Disorders?

Effective maintenance and treatment of autoimmune disorders usually requires lifestyle adjustments, such as a healthier diet, more physical activity, stress reduction, sufficient rest and proper sleep. Not only can acupuncture help manage the symptoms of autoimmune disorders, it can also assist with these lifestyle changes by reducing stress, food cravings and pain that may be restricting physical activity and by promoting relaxation and sleep.

According to Traditional Chinese medicine, autoimmune inflammation results from an imbalance of Yin and Yang, Qi and blood stagnation and phlegm accumulation. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine balances Yin and Yang, regulates the circulation of Qi and blood and resolve phlegm resulting in reduced auto-antibodies, improved digestion and other symptoms, an enhanced autonomic nervous system and more balanced immune system. Acupuncture also reduces pain and influences the patient’s neuro-function for reduced stress and anxiety.

Acupuncture is a safe, effective medical technique that is thousands of years old. We use hair-thin, single use, sterile, disposable needles inserted in specific points of the body to alleviate the symptoms of many medical conditions, including autoimmune disorders.

Why Choose Awakenings Acupuncture?

Holly C. Berman, EAMP has been practicing Acupuncture and Oriental medicine for over 20 years and has personal experience with autoimmune disorders. In 2001, she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and in 2006 with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Since then, she has researched and experimented with many different treatments, therapeutic diets, herbs, supplements, lifestyle changes, psychotherapy and personal growth, to improve her health. She has helped numerous patients with chronic health issues and various autoimmune disorders to improve their health as well.  

Holly started Awakenings Acupuncture in 2017 and specializes in using acupuncture for autoimmune disorder treatment in Seattle. We take most major insurance. Please call or email us to schedule an appointment or for a free consultation.