Herbal therapy and acupuncture, both Traditional Chinese medicine modalities have a successful but unique approach to resolving the Candidiasis.
Candidiasis is a condition that is caused by a weak immune system, antibiotics, and an imbalanced diet that leads to an overabundance of candida fungi in the body. Candidiasis symptoms include fatigue, skin rashes that are itchy, intestinal distress, bloating, gas, and vaginal infections.
Besides treating the candida overgrowth, acupuncture can help bring back balance to your body systems. Acupuncturists see the body as one whole and complete system. When the body is not in proper balance, illnesses and health conditions develop; when it is in balance, good health is experienced.
Some of the concepts used by acupuncturists and other TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) practitioners include Chi, and Yin and Yang. These are the TCM concepts that define energy flow and balance.
Acupuncturists also state that the body is made up of organ systems and five elements that include metal, wood, water, earth, and fire.
A person who has candidiasis needs to heal both the elements and his/her organs that are affected. Oftentimes, the dampness that has accumulated in the body is treated as well as the intestines and spleen systems.
Dampness needs to be drained or dried out because candidiasis is brought about by a fungus that thrives in damp environments. This is achieved by increasing the fire element in the body to dry out the dampness.
Before treating your problem, your acupuncturist needs to know about your past medical history. But unlike a typical doctor’s appointment, the acupuncturist may likely question you about your emotional symptoms apart from the physical symptoms that you experience caused by candidiasis.
Your acupuncturist may need to also perform an intensive evaluation and examination on you to come up with a correct diagnosis to your condition.
The needles used for acupuncture are extremely thin no larger than a stand of hair in you scalp. The needle might generate an uncomfortable sensation when inserted in your skin. It may be inserted just below or several centimeters into the skin. These needles may be left inserted for a few seconds or for several minutes. The body has a dozen energy channels called meridians and about more than a thousand acupuncture points scattered throughout the body.
Most acupuncture treatments take more than one visit and in the treatment itself, an acupuncture procedure for candidiasis may be combined with other TCM treatments that can include lifestyle changes, and herbal remedies.
How Long Does an Acupuncture Treatment for Candidiasis Take?
There is no instant cure for candidiasis. More often than not, treating candidiasis with acupuncture may include diet therapy, lifestyle modifications, herbal therapy, and acupuncture all done under the supervision of a licensed and qualified acupuncturist.
As mentioned a whole ago, candidiasis can be caused by a weak immune system, antibiotics, and an imbalanced diet that spurs the growth of the candida fungus.
Treating candidiasis with acupuncture is a viable option to restore balance in your body and destroy the fungal infection in a complete and natural manner.