Acupuncture for Treating Lupus: Possible Treatment for Lupus Pain and Fatigue
Systemic lupus erythematosus, also called SLE or just lupus, is an autoimmune disease that’s difficult to treat. Because many people don’t find adequate relief with conventional medical treatments, they often turn to complementary and alternative treatments, such as acupuncture.
In lupus, a disordered immune system attacks certain tissues in your body. It most often affects one or more of the following:
- Blood cells
Pain and fatigue are among the most common symptoms of lupus, but it can also feature a host of other symptoms, including hair loss, a facial rash, and sensitivity to light.
Acupuncture as a lupus treatment hasn’t received a great deal of attention from researchers, but some early studies show promising results.
In our practice we routinely use acupuncture to treat all patients with auto-immune conditions. We combine this treatment with ozone therapy and vitamin therapy with excellent results. Part of the patient process includes science based nutrition to determine when there are nutritional deficiencies and correct them.
For more information on lifestyle medicine, pain treatment, regenerative medicine, ozone, vitamin therapy, detoxification, nutrition or any of the other wonderful integrative medicine services we provide, please contact the practice of Dr. Scott Denny and Dr. Justine Denny with our practice location in Davie, Florida. Please visit www.DennyHealth.com to receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free acupuncture eBook.