Prior to exploring the myriad avenues of alternative medicine that can supplement celiac disease treatment, it is important for the person to first understand some of aspects of a condition such as celiac disease. Gluten intolerance currently is deemed incurable by the medical community. The exact cause of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder, is unknown although this condition possesses a genetic component that can be set off by some environmental factors. Reversing this condition is still not possible by either alternative or Western conventional medicine.
That said, a person with celiac disease does not necessarily mean a death sentience for that person. The truth is, gluten intolerance is treatable, although presently, the only recommended treatment for it is a gluten-free diet. When a celiac disease patient goes on such a diet, it may not reverse the disease but it still allows his/her body to heal itself which may lead to a reversal of the patient’s symptoms. The patient needs to maintain a gluten-free diet for the rest of his life once genetic gluten-intolerance has been triggered. The symptoms will come back when the gluten is reintroduced into the diet.
A treatment with well-documented benefits for a variety of illnesses such as certain neurological conditions, stress, and migraines, acupuncture is a valuable alternative treatment that aids in the release of painkilling endorphins in the brain to the painful part of the body. This is one reason why acupuncture is such a popular and effective treatment for people suffering from chronic pain. Several people have testified to the healing power of this therapy; however, acupuncture should be considered as a supplemental treatment for chronic illnesses regardless of certain amazing testimonials.
Acupuncture should not be used as a cure for celiac disease since the treatment has not yet been able to heal a celiac condition, so far. However, because their disease was diagnosed long after its onset, celiac patients usually suffer from certain serious disabilities and the longer the patient goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more damage can be expected to his digestive system. This means that there will be patients who will not respond immediately to a diet devoid of gluten. They can still benefit from the diet as it prevents their condition from getting any worse, but if they have been eating gluten for many years causing major damage to their system, the gluten-free diet can be combined with acupuncture treatment in order to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment, or at least lessen the painful symptoms associated with the celiac disease.
Acupuncture can mitigate symptoms such as chronic digestive weakness. A lot of celiac patients suffer from a serious thinning of their intestinal villi that can result in a number of food sensitivities and poor digestion. The body’s healing process can be speeded up with acupuncture, and so people with celiac disease should explore the possibility of using this treatment to help relieve some of their symptoms.
To a lot of celiac disease patients, the notion of a gluten-free diet that should bring about prompt relief does not actually happen. In most instances, the body needs to heal first and this may take a considerable amount of time. Several alternative forms of treatment such as acupuncture, herbal medicines, and vitamins can be useful in speeding up the healing process once gluten has been eliminated from the diet. Little good will come out of these supplemental therapies if the patient still consumes gluten. And if the patient persists eating gluten-containing foods, any positive effects those therapies have yielded would be soon overwhelmed.
And so, the sooner the gluten is eliminated from the patient’s diet, the sooner he/she can start on the supplemental treatment that will lead to the rebuilding of his/her body. The very least acupuncture can do is to help the patient relax since emotional stress makes it hard for the body to heal. All in all, celiac patients are advised to explore acupuncture treatment for celiac disease since, the treatment is rarely deleterious and can quell some of the symptoms of their condition.