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In addition to the 77 ailments for which acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment by the World Health Organization, the doctors at Acupuncture & Chinese Medical Center have successfully expanded the scope of the effectiveness of acupuncture since 1968.

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Doctors of Acupuncture & Chinese Medical Center




“THERE WERE FOUR THINGS WHICH THE MASTER TAUGHT—LETTERS, ETHICS, DEVOTION OF SOUL, AND TRUTHFULNESS"
Confucius
(552 B.C.—479 B.C.)








Acupuncture for Dry Eye & Dry Mouth (Sjogren's Syndrome)/Xerophthalmia

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Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands (parotid ─ salivary glands and lacrimal ─ tear glands) that produce tears and saliva. Thus leads into dry eye and dry mouth.

Acupuncture is useful for Sjogren's syndrome of primary (exist as a disorder in its own right) and secondary (may develop from associated rheumatic disorder). Acupuncture is useful not only caused by radiation (treatment for cancer patient), but also any other pathological circumstances. Studies demonstrated that acupuncture significantly relieved dry eyes and dry mouth.

How does acupuncture work for Dry Eye & Dry Mouth (Sjogren's Syndrome)/Xerophthalmia?

The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for Lacrimation(tear), salivation, digestion etc.
Acupuncture may stimulate parasympathetic nervous system to produce more lacrimation (tear) and saliva to increase moisture in eyes and mouth.

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.

For more information please contact Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan at (248) 325-9552; Ann Arbor, Michigan at (734) 996-0888.

 

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