Candida and Yeast Infections Often Respond to Acupuncture Treatment

Treatments for yeast infections such as candida can be multi layered and acupuncture can be a treatment you may want to include in your treatment plan. A lot of sufferers of candida have used several over the counter drugs only to time and time again experience relapses. People who are considering alternative and natural healing therapies such as traditional Chinese medicine can discover that acupuncture can provide significant benefits in the treatment of yeast infections. A single treatment of acupuncture can help stimulate the immune system and boost its strength that can help your body in so many ways.

A person with an insufficient amount of beneficial flora in his/her system usually suffers from a weak immune system. Any problem in your immune system affects the pH balance in your body and can result in a ripple effect as well as an overgrowth of yeast in your body. The body can be infected with candida which can prolong your immune system’s imbalance causing the further development of candida- a vicious cycle!

How does one get infected with candida?

There is already a small presence of Candida albicans in your intestines and when this fungus grows out of control health problems such as sluggishness, allergy symptoms, food cravings, brain fog and other health problems can arise. Poor eating habits and antibiotics can result in the imbalance of beneficial flora in the body.

You can be prone to candida if you have deficiencies in your immune system due to certain conditions, such as immune system deficiencies that can arise for several different reasons. We can then infer that a strong immune system can indeed hinder the overdevelopment of candida in the body. Acupuncturists can help treat your candida problems and provide the patient with relevant event information that can be helpful for the successful treatment of the infection.

The Immune System and Acupuncture

One can get acupuncture to help strengthen his/ her immune system. If you are treating candida with the use of medications, or with the help of herbal medicine, you can also use acupuncture as a way to make the treatment more robust and to boost your immune system.

Candida thrives not only in the body but also in the environment. Interestingly, about 75% of the immune system is located in the digestive system. And so when acupuncture is used as a treatment for candida the aim of the treatment is to maintain an ideal pH balance and to strengthen the immune system. One certain occasions acupuncture can be attributed to the complete cure of candida.


Nelya de Brun is a licensed acupuncturist in Boynton Beach, FL., practicing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Western medical pathology. She is also the founder of Classical Oriental Medicine, LLC

Is Acupuncture an Effective Treatment for Candida?

Treatment for Candida can be multi layered and acupuncture is a procedure one may want to include in his/her treatment approach. For a lot of candida sufferers over-the-counter drugs are their first treatment choices; the problem with this option is that the person will keep on having relapses. Others who want an alternative approach should look at traditional Chinese medicine, specifically, acupuncture, as it has shown great success in treating Candidiasis. With acupuncture therapy, your immune system is boosted that can help your body in so many ways.

A person whose immune system is not functioning optimally may be suffering from an imbalance of beneficial flora in his/her system. You may have a poor body pH if you have problem with your immune system and this can create a ripple effect. Overabundance of yeast can occur because of a weak immune system and the candida present in your body can offset the balance in your immune system all the more. So, here we see a vicious cycle developing when it comes to Candida problems.

How Does One Get Infected with Candida?

Your intestines already have Candida albicans residing in it and this yeast can damage your health if it grows out of control. Too much yeast in the body can lead to rashes, sluggishness, allergy symptoms, brain fog and other health problems. Candida infections can be the result of poor eating habits or antibiotics that can kill not only the bad bacteria but the good bacteria as well.

Immunity problems can also make you at high risk for Candida infections and it stands to reason that the strength of your immune system can be a factor in controlling the growth of the bacteria. One of the best treatments for Candida infections is acupuncture.

The Immune System and Acupuncture

Your immune system can be considerably strengthened with acupuncture therapy. It can help your body ward off unhealthy bacteria such as Candida and other infections. You can also use acupuncture whilst you are undergoing herbal therapy, or on a special diet as acupuncture can boost your body’s response to treatment by strengthening your immunity.

One really cannot avoid Candida as it lives everywhere and usually it uses our digestive system as its home. About 75% of our immune system resides in our digestive system and fortunately for us, acupuncture gives us the ability to boost our immune functions helping us not only cure Candida but also aiding our body in maintaining the correct pH balance.

If you have decided to get acupuncture treatment for your Candida infection, be sure to search for a licensed acupuncturist near your area who specializes in candidiasis treatment.

Dr. Vickery is a licensed acupuncturist in Tarzana, CA., and the founder and clinical director of Vickery Health and Wellness.