At the onset of HIV infection, it is good to utilize drug medications since their use can delay they progress of the disease. However, HIV infection is usually not detected until it has advanced to a certain degree. If the individual develops a high CD4 or white blood count and low viral detection, then acupuncture and herb utilization can boost the strength of the immune system in a way that drug use can be postponed. This is important since HIV drugs are very toxic and can harm the body considerably. Some experts reason that the immune system can control HIV for many years absent the use of HIV drugs if an aggressive protocol of natural therapies is applied. This includes acupuncture, herbs, proper diet, vitamins and exercise among others. Acupuncture Saratoga Springs and Chinese herbal medicine are components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and have been beneficial for the Chinese in combating disease and boosting the immune system for millennia. Acupuncture has a balancing and harmonious effect on the body’s anatomical systems. It allows the life force of the body, called chi to travel unhindered throughout the body through networks called meridians. It is proven to heal certain symptoms of HIV infection as well as side effects of drugs used to combat HIV. Chinese herbal medicine is one of the oldest, most complex and most versatile herbology in the world. Hosts of formulas have been concocted by Chinese herbal medicine for HIV therapy. The herbs used in the concoction have amazing antiviral attributes and a number of these herbs have been used for tonic purposes to fortify the immune system, enhance physical and mental health and extend longevity.
Some of the side effects of the toxic drugs and the symptoms of HIV infection, which acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can cure, are:
Peripheral neuropathies – Acupuncture is an excellent treatment for this disorder. Very few cases have resulted in negative results for acupuncture treatment of this disease. Herbs and sundry therapies (minerals and vitamins such as calcium, magnesium and vitamin B6) are very effective as well
Indigestion, nausea, diarrhea – Acupuncture has an amazing effect in neutralizing indigestion, bloating, gas, and malabsorption. It can take away nauseous effects and is usually applied to combat morning and motion sickness. Acupuncture in concert with herbs, is very effective in treating diarrhea.
Headache, muscle aches – Headaches such as tension and migraine headaches are effectively neutralized with acupuncture. Acupuncture is an excellent reliever of pain and muscle stiffness.
Anxiety, insomnia and depression – Acupuncture is a guaranteed answer for anxiety and insomnia. Acupuncture is more effective in treating anxiety, depression and insomnia than any other existing therapy. Unlike drug medication where only symptoms of these disorders are addressed, acupuncture treats and addresses the causes as well as the symptoms of these three disorders