Oftentimes, it seems like there is no hope for relieving the discomfort associated with autoimmune diseases. It’s difficult to go about regular life when you’re in chronic agony. Those of us who have struggled with an autoimmune disorder understand firsthand the importance of expanding access to good treatment options.

Fortunately, acupuncture is one of those treatment options for alleviating the pain of autoimmune disorders, including hypothyroidism, celiac disease, and diabetes.

What are Autoimmune Diseases?

Autoimmune diseases revolve around the production of antibodies. Antibodies may be produced by the immune system in reaction to an unknown trigger, but instead of attacking infections, they attack healthy body tissues. Autoimmune disease treatments, like acupuncture, aim to relieve the pains associated and minimize the effects. 

For example, hypothyroidism is a disorder in which the thyroid gland fails to generate enough essential hormones to function properly.

In its early stages, hypothyroidism may not present any obvious symptoms, which commonly leaves it untreated. When this occurs, hypothyroidism can lead to a host of complications, including weight gain, arthritic pain, infertility, and cardiovascular diseases.

These pains and distracting ailments are extremely difficult to go through daily life with when you don’t have autoimmune disease support. This is why acupuncture techniques are so commonly applied today to provide relief for your autoimmune-related pains and aches.

In the same vein, type 1 and type 2 diabetes have these acupuncture techniques applied to them for the health benefits they provide. These techniques can be applied to include:

  • Weight Reduction – For those seeking out significant weight loss, acupuncture expedites that process and allows for your weight loss to be protected.
  • Metabolism Increases – Increasing your metabolism allows for more healthy processing of your food intake and gives your body more neutral reactions.
  • Nerve Response – Increased responsiveness keys you in on pains early and allows you to have a more level, reduced reaction to the pain.
  • Regulate Sugar – Blood glucose regulation is improved with acupuncture’s dispersion of blood and energy.

2 Common Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases Reduced By Acupuncture

On top of diabetes and hypothyroidism, other autoimmune disorders that have a significant effect on your everyday life also benefit from some of the same treatments. Two of these symptoms that stand out most prominently are:


Fatigue sets in quickly with autoimmune diseases. Particularly in the case of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, it’s common to see a reduction in your fatigue and feel that sensation of more energetic behavior. Acupuncture swiftly reduces that sensation and gives your body increased energy.

Contusion Swelling and Joint Pain

Constant discomfort in your joints is very common in autoimmune diseases. Acupuncture can help alleviate your joint discomfort and keep your body feeling active and ready for adventure.

Since you’re looking for autoimmune pain relief, we’d love to set up a consultation and learn more about your aches and pains. Then, we can aptly provide an acupuncture treatment that best suits your needs. Feel free to give us a call with any questions. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!

To set up a consultation, please call our office at 949-304-9748!