Category Archives: Autoimmune Conditions

How acupuncture treats MS?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How is acupuncture used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS)? What are the main areas to be focused on when having acupuncture and how long does it take? A: MS is a proliferative disorder of the efferent neurons where the signal degradation impacts motor function. Acupuncture, by working to stimulate nerve sensitivity…

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Keeping lupus in remission?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have lupus, and it is presently in remission. Can you give to me some advice, including proper eating habits, about how to keep this in remission? A: Lupus is an autoimmune condition. What you have to do is to make sure your immune system does not flare up again. Here…

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Acupuncture helps multiple sclerosis?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have multiple sclerosis. My ability to walk is decreasing. Recently, I have started acupuncture for a neck and back injury. The treatments are great, and I am noticing an improvement in my walking ability. Could this be from the treatments? How does acupuncture help MS? A: Acupuncture can help with…

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Acupuncture and MS?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How can acupuncture help multiple sclerosis (MS)? What are the main areas that should be focused on when having an acupuncture procedure? A: MS is a degenerative disorder in which the peripheral nerves degenerate progressively, causing the symptoms associated with this condition. Acupuncture has shown much effectiveness in stimulation of the…

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Can acupuncture alleviate lupus?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can acupuncture help alleviate lupus? A: Unfortunately, lupus is relatively new and not fully understood. Also, autoimmune conditions like these have no known allopathic cure. The symptoms of this condition can be managed with acupuncture, lifestyle and dietary modifications, and herbal formulations. I recommend contacting a licensed practitioner to determine the…

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