Considering acupuncture candida treatment?
Traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture and herbal therapy has a unique and often successful approach to treating Candida overgrowth.
Overgrowth of Candida causes myriad symptoms including vaginal infections, gas, bloating and intestinal distress, itchy skin rashes, fatigue and a decreased immune system.
Acupuncture treats Candida by helping to restore the balance of your body’s systems.
Chinese medicine considers the body a complete system. When it’s out of balance problems arise. When it’s operating optimally everything is in balance.
You may be familiar with Yin and Yang or Chi. These are both concepts of balance and energy flow.
They also believe your body is comprised of organ systems and the five elements which include fire, earth, water, wood, and metal.
When someone’s suffering from Candida or an overgrowth of yeast acupuncture treats both the organs and the elements. Typically the spleen and intestines are addressed as is the dampness.
Dampness is addressed because traditional Chinese medicine practitioners consider yeast to be a fungus which thrives in damp environments. A balance of the elements is achieved by combating it with fire.
Acupuncture for Candida - Your First Appointment
Like any first appointment expect to have a thorough medical history taken. However unlike a traditional medical appointment your acupuncturist will likely also ask about emotional symptoms you’re having in addition to your physical ones.
They’ll also conduct a thorough examination and evaluation looking at your energy points and assessing your behavior, complaints, and concerns.
Worried about the needles? Your acupuncturist will next begin inserting very fine needles into your meridian points. There are 12 meridians or energy centers throughout your body and a total of 20,000 potential energy points. Don’t worry they won’t insert 20,000 needles into you! Though you may have several dozen.
You might be wondering how deep the needles are inserted and if it hurts? The answer however is vague. Yes, it can be a little uncomfortable. Depending on the chi being manipulated or activated the needle can be inserted only just below the skin or they can actually be inserted several centimeters into the skin.
Additionally the needles may be left in for only a few seconds or they may be left in for up to thirty minutes. That being said, most acupuncture therapy is conducted over a series of visits and often in conjunction with other therapies including herbal remedies and lifestyle change.
Acupuncture Candida – How Long Will It Take?
Acupuncture is becoming more widely accepted and is even covered by many insurance companies. However it isn’t for everyone and it isn’t an instant cure.
More often than not it is part of a comprehensive solution which at the very least includes lifestyle and diet changes.
If you do seek to treat Candida with acupuncture it pays to make sure you’re visiting a certified acupuncturist with experience treating Candida.
Candida overgrowth is often caused by an imbalanced diet, antibiotics, and a compromised immune system.
Acupuncture Candida treatment is a viable solution to bring your body back into balance and eliminate Candida overgrowth naturally and completely.