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Who We Help

Auto Immune Issues

Acupuncture can stabilize or, in some cases, even reverse the advancement of autoimmune disease without invasive procedures or habit-forming medications. At the Medicine Tree, we believe that any disease can only be managed by discovering and treating the root cause. Using Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutritional counseling, we create individualized treatment plans that seek to strengthen the processes your body is already so miraculously equipped to carry out. It is imbalance in the mind, body and/or spirit that externalize as symptoms of disease, and

restoring that balance is the key to building health and vitality.

According to the National Institutes of Health, 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease. These conditions account for over a hundred often debilitating and/or life threatening diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia and psoriasis, among others. In autoimmune disorders the immune response is overactive, causing the body to falsely recognize its own cells as “intruders” and attack. These “attacks” manifest as inflammation in the body, which can look like chronic pain, changes in organ function, chronic fatigue, skin issues, brain fog, hair loss, digestive issues or sensitivities, hormonal imbalance, blood clotting disorders, or even infertility, among many others. Though these disorders often cluster in family groups, suggesting a genetic link, there is no known specific cause for autoimmune disorders.

Acupuncture and responsibly sourced herbs prescribed by an experienced practitioner help treat a variety of auto immune issues by:

 

  • reducing inflammation

  • calming excitatory immune response 

  • activating natural painkillers in the brain such as endorphins, norepinephrine and serotonin

  • assessing diet and nutrient deficiencies with comprehensive lab work and individualized nutrition counseling and care plans.

  • improving sleep, which is linked to a healthy immune response

  • reducing stress, which studies show can cause overactivity in the immune system

By targeting imbalances in the body, acupuncture seeks to revive the immune system and restore it to optimum functioning. With its long history of effective treatment of inflammation, Traditional Chinese Medicine treats autoimmune conditions by slowing down hyperactivity in the immune system and calming immune response.  It is proven to be an effective therapy to reduce pain and improve quality of life for autoimmune conditions. 

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Testimonials

"Liz is that practitioner you always hope for but rarely get. She puts her all into your care and you feel the difference in her treatments. I feel comfortable on all levels with her and would recommend her to anyone!"

- M.G.

Ailments We Treat

Addiction

  • Smoking cessation

  • Drug or alcohol addiction

Autoimmune / Immune System

  • Lupus

  • HIV / AIDS

  • Allergies

  • Systemic inflammation

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • MS

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Anklyosing spondylitis

Circulatory

  • Hypertension

  • Angina pectorals

  • Arteriosclerosis / cholesterol

  • Hypoxemia

  • Palpitations

Dermatological

  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Acne

  • Dermatitis

  • Aging (wrinkles, age spots, dullness, dark circles, pufffiness)

  • Rash

ENT

  • Sinusitis

  • Tinnitus

  • Vision issues

  • Sore throat

  • Common colds

  • Hay fever

  • Epistaxis

Gastrointestinal

  • IBS

  • Crohns

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ulcers

  • Gastritis

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Hemorrhoids

  • GERD

  • Reflux

  • Food sensitivities

  • Malabsorption

  • SIBO

  • Candida

​Genitourinary

  • Bladder infections

  • Bladder prolapse

  • Frequent urination

  • Prostate issues

  • Shy bladder

  • Painful urination

Gynocological

  • PMS

  • Painful periods

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Menopause

  • Irregular cycles

  • Infertility

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Menstrual clots

Metabolism

  • Hyper / hypothyroid

  • Weight regulation

  • Fatigue

  • MTHFR

​Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic stress

  • PTSD

  • ADD / ADHD

Musculoskeletal

  • Low back pain

  • General chronic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Arthritis

  • Neck tension

  • frozen shoulder

  • Tendinitis

  • Sprains

  • Muscle spasms

  • Bulging discs

Neurological

  • Migraine

  • Epilepsy / seizure disorders

  • Chronic headaches

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Parkinson's

  • MS

  • Lyme disease

  • Bells Palsy

  • Effects of Stroke

Pregnancy

  • Morning sickness

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Back pain

  • Swelling

  • Breech baby

  • Common cold care

  • Depression

  • Headaches

Respiratory

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Common colds

  • Flu

  • Rhinitis

  • Chronic cough

  • Sinusitis

  • Lung Disease

  • Hypoxemia

Sexual Issues

  • Low libido

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Vaginismus

  • Premature ejaculation

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