World Lupus Day is an annual observance that takes place on May 10th to raise awareness about lupus and its impact on people around the world. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect many different parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, and nervous system. While there is no cure for lupus, there are treatments available to help manage symptoms and prevent organ damage.
Acupuncture has been shown to have many potential benefits for people with lupus, including:
- Reducing pain and inflammation: Acupuncture promotes the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
- Improving circulation: This is beneficial for people with lupus who may be at an increased risk for blood clots and other circulation problems.
- Promoting relaxation and stress reduction: Lupus can be a stressful and emotionally challenging condition to manage, and acupuncture is known to have a relaxing effect, which can help to reduce anxiety and improve mood.
Several studies have shown that acupuncture can be an effective complementary therapy for managing lupus symptoms. It has been found that acupuncture combined with herbal medicine was more effective at reducing disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) than conventional medication alone. A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine found that acupuncture was effective at reducing pain and improving quality of life in patients with lupus arthritis.
At Huatuo Clinic, we have a team of highly qualified specialists who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients with lupus. Our skin specialists, Dr. Yingying Cong and Dr. Helen Wang have extensive experience in treating skin conditions that are commonly associated with lupus, such as rashes and lesions. They will help to improve patients’ skin health and appearance through acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, which can also help to manage symptoms such as headaches, cognitive difficulties, and seizures.
Together, our team can provide a comprehensive approach to lupus care that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of the condition. Contact us today to learn more about our services can help you manage your lupus symptoms.