There are more than 80 chronic illnesses that are Immune related including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lupus, and Celiac Disease.
Autoimmune Diseases result when the Immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Autoimmune conditions are more common than most people think; around 20 percent of the population suffers from some form of an Autoimmune disorder, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.
Although symptoms vary greatly depending on the specific disease, commons symptoms include chronic fatigue, joint pain, muscle weakness, weight loss, dry eyes and abdominal pain.
Autoimmune diseases are not always easily treated, as they are a chronic illness with no known cure. However, there are natural ways to ease and reduce symptoms such as Acupuncture, Botanicals, Supplements & Homeopathics.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that Autoimmune issues come from an imbalance in the body’s Organ Systems. When there are stagnations, excesses or deficiencies, the body’s Qi, Blood, Yin & Yang do not flow freely. These conditions can be addressed and balanced through weekly Acupuncture treatments & Herbal Therapy.
Acupuncture works by addressing the body as a whole. By using specific Acupuncture points on the body, the treatment is able to release any blockages and return the body back to its natural balance.
Research has shown that Acupuncture can affect the release of Hormones, Proteins and Chemicals in the body, restore Endocrine Balance, regulate Blood Pressure and enhance Immune Function.
Although there is no cure, Autoimmune Diseases can be managed properly to have the best quality of life possible. Acupuncture has also been shown to help boost mood and lower Stress and Anxiety, which can be triggers for increased symptoms.
Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.
Proper Nutrition, Herbs, Acupuncture, and Homeopathic remedies are the tools Dr. Boxer utilizes to allow the body to heal itself and find its way back to balance. She is dedicated to helping her patients find “Radiant Health and Well-Being.”
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