To what degree it can help, in addition to the injections for a time, will depend on the level of anemia she is experiencing, how old she is and how long she's been anemic. The acupuncture can help stimulate the red bone marrow, the immune system and the specific organ functions involved in the production of the bodies blood.
Now, as much as acupuncture can be of some help with the anemia, it is specifically Chinese herbal medicine formulas and dietary nutrition that will both be far more helpful in
creating the red blood cells and providing the iron the body needs to create more healthy hemoglobin.
The other thing to understand is that these "natural" treatments are gentle and easy on the body's systems and therefore may necessarily take a long time, possibly (3 months, 6 months, 1 year or more) to help the body with the building of the red blood cell levels.
The body has its own healing time table and can't be forced, lest we should cause harm or damage, hence the term used with these modalities, "Natural."
So, finding yourself an acupuncturist with Chinese herbal medicine training is very advisable and also seeking out the advice, if the acupuncturist doesn't have the nutritional training, of a licensed nutritionist to help with the dietary part of the treatment regimen.
Hope this information helps with your mom's condition.
Jeffrey Beimler, L.Ac. MsTCM
Yes, acupuncture can help the body and the bone marrow to produce more and better quality blood and her liver to transform food into nutrients.
In health and light,
Payam Pourkashef, L.Ac.
Enjoy life to the fullest with endless possibilities!
Dr. Carol Lian, PhD, LAc, Dipl.O.M.
Food therapy, using foods as medicine, according the Chinese medicine protocols is another treatment one well trained in the full spectrum of Chinese medicine would employ in a situation such as anemia.
I am confident that I would be able to help your mother as I have done so successfully in other cases over the last 14 years of my practice.
Thank you for the interest. Mari
Acupuncture will improve the blood circulation and generate blood. Herbs will increase hemoglobin. If your mother is willing to take herbs, the result will be better than just having acupuncture.
This is my suggestion. If you have more questions, please let me know.
Huan Wen Fang
Acupuncture can boost your body’s ability to repair itself, but in some cases, you need outside resources(Herbs) to repair your body’s system.
For anemia, herbal medicine may bring a better result for your mother’s case since she has been given injections. It also depends on how long she has been given shots and how low her levels have been. Usually 2 month of herbal medicine should show improvement on her blood work. However, for thorough diagnosis, visiting the clinic is highly recommended.
Acupuncture views anemia as a type of deficiency within the blood. There are points to stimulate blood cell production, promote circulation, relieve stress, and regulate menses. All of which help anemic patients to strengthen and nourish their bodies.
Results of the most recent blood test should be brought to your acupuncture physician. It is also important to focus on proper blood-building diets, excercise, and working alongside the patient’s MD to give supplemental treatment depending on the type of anemia. Thank you for your question.