Acupuncture for Candidiasis
Candidiasis is caused by the overgrowth of a type of yeast called Candida. It is a fungal infection that can affect the most part of the body. If the infection enters your bloodstream, it is called invasive candidiasis or candidemia which is a serious infection that can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, bones, and other parts of the body
The most candidiasis symptoms listed below, but not limited:
digestive system: acid reflux, bloating, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps, indigestion, burping, mucus in stool, hemorrhoids, itching anus;
respiratory system: persistent cough, mucus in throat, sore throat, sinus congestion, chronic post-nasal drip, flu-like symptoms, sinusitis, asthma;
mouth: thrush (white coating on tongue), swollen lower lip, halitosis, metallic taste in mouth, bad breath, canker sores, bleeding gums, cracked tongue;
skin: acne, cysts, hives, night sweats, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, fungal infections of the nails & skin, athlete’s foot, body odor;
ears and eyes: eye pain, itchy eyes, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, bags under eyes, ringing in the ears, ear infections;
genito-urinary system: intense itchiness, and a thick, white discharge from vagina, recurring UTI’s (urinary tract infections), cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), PMS& menstrual irregularities, fungal rash;
immune system: frequent colds and flu, allergies, sensitivities to food, fragrances and chemicals;
weight: inability to lose weight, water retention;
other symptoms: inability to focus, poor memory, brain fog, irritability, anger, dizziness, depression, crying spells, panic attacks, low libido, persistent extreme fatigue, hyperactivity, cravings for sweets and alcohol, insomnia, poor coordination, headaches, heart palpitations, chronic body pain and/or joint pains, muscle aches and stiffness.
How does acupuncture work for Candidiasis
First, acupuncture prevents Candida species enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body (develop to Invasive Candida). Since acupuncture not only strengthens immune system and increases the functions of Lungs, spleen, gastro intestine, and kidneys to control the overgrowth of these organisms causing symptoms develop. But also helps remove pathological products, such as stagnation of phlegm and noxious dampness, and reduce and get rid of every symptom caused by Candida.
Course of treatment
There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.