An out of balanced and weakened Chi can be a major contributor in the rise of autoimmune diseases and allergies.
Autoimmune diseases are merely allergies against one-self. Some of these illnesses include fibromyalgia, CFIDS or chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, endometriosis as a result of autoimmune ovaritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, myasthenia gravis, scleroderma, MS (multiple sclerosis), SLE (systemic lupus erythmatosus), polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and RA (rheumatoid arthritis).
Fatigue is one common complaint related to deficient Chi, and almost all of these autoimmune conditions highlight fatigue as one of their primary symptoms. Depression is another common symptom of deficient Chi. Whether a frail Chi produces the depression, or vise-versa is up for debate, the main thing is that the presence of depression is a reality.
Chi stagnation and Chi depression can lead to imbalances between the energies of the organs that can exhibit itself in symptoms such migraines, diarrhea, vomiting, irritation, inflammation, and pain among others.
If the imbalance, stagnation, and depression of Chi are extended, the symptoms can turn serious. Symptoms such as severe pain, deafness, blindness, changes in the structure and anatomy of the bones, paralysis, loss of muscle control, and loss of sensation on the extremities may arise.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment (TCM) of Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies
In treating autoimmune diseases and allergies the TCM way, practitioners not only strive to bring relief from the primary symptoms, they also treat what is known as the underlying root of the condition which is a damaged and weak Chi.
More often than not, the practitioner will diagnose a deficient Chi aggravated by either a gross imbalance between the energies internal organs’ energies, Chi stagnation, or a combination of the two conditions underlying the condition. People suffering from autoimmune conditions usually have a lengthy medical record of allergies, and they usually show complicated patterns that cause their treatment to be long drawn.
To help boost their Chi, patients must be willing to make specific lifestyle modifications that include making dietary changes and learning relaxation techniques to help lower their levels of mental and physical stress. In the tradition of Chinese Medicine, practitioners may use acupuncture to restore balance back in the body of the patient and alleviate pain and stress. Herbal supplements are also used to nourish the affected organs, and to prolong the benefits of the acupuncture treatments in Austin.
Dietary recommendations are also provided by practitioners that are uniquely designed based on the specific needs of the patient. In today’s modern way of life with a fast paced life style, the high levels of stress we endure coupled with our unhealthy foods choices have resulted in an epidemic of autoimmune diseases and allergies.
But we can avoid these diseases and they do not need to dominate our lives. By making a few changes to our lifestyle, we can bring them under control or avoid them. We need to lower our stress levels, supplement our diet, and watch what we eat. These, along with Chinese Medicine, can make autoimmune diseases a bit more manageable.