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.