Healing path acupuncture always seems to have blog posts that resonate with what I have been going through or thinking about. I would highly recommend following their blog! Here is a particularly wonderful post about autoimmune conditions, their frightening prevalence in our society, and why you should really listen to your body’s warning signs to avoid getting one.
Autoimmune disease has become frighteningly common today. This degenerative condition, which can affect any tissue in the body or brain, happens when the immune system attacks and destroys the body as if it were a foreign invader. Chances are either you or someone you know has an autoimmune disease. Some of the more commonly known autoimmune diseases include Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and psoriasis.
Although the statistics for autoimmune disease are alarming enough — it affects one in five people, the majority of them women — these numbers do not tell the whole story. The truth is the autoimmune process typically is underway long before the tissue damage is advanced enough for it to be diagnosed as a “disease.”
In fact, some people go an entire lifetime suffering from the symptoms of an autoimmune reaction that never progresses to the disease stage…
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