Unique Acupuncture Treatment for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Jun 24, 2024
Have you been consistently experiencing allergy symptoms that almost everything around you feels like a trigger? Has the condition been holding you back from living life? You might need to get your immune system checked for mast cell activation syndrome.
What are Mast Cells?
Mast cells are important members of the immune system. Unlike other cells, mast cells live longer. They grow in the bone marrow, the GI tract, skin, and airways. They are responsible for immediate response to potential threats by releasing chemical mediators, including histamine and cytokines. Any of the following can trigger a response from the mast cell:
  • Food
  • Insect bite
  • Medications
  • Reptile venom
  • Fragrances
  • Strenuous physical activity
  • Stress
Problems arise when the mast cell response becomes dysregulated, triggering symptoms that can affect multiple organ systems. This is when severe allergic reaction symptoms occur and can be life-threatening. Here are some of the symptoms related to MCAS:
  • Itching and rashes
  • Swelling
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Fast heart beat
  • Fatigue
In addition, people who MCAS have difficulty knowing their exact allergens, and new triggers might occur often. Living with MCAS can significantly impact your daily life. Symptoms can be unpredictable and disruptive, making you very cautious of everything to avoid another episode.
Conventional medicine approach
MCAS is complicated to diagnose and is also the reason why there is still no cure for it. As of now, conventional medicine can only offer treatment to ease the symptoms which are in the form of mast cell stabilizers, antihistamine medications, NSAIDS, and corticosteroids. MCAS attacks continue to happen if triggers are present.
Integrative Medicine approach
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat various conditions. For those with allergies, acupuncture helps regulate the immune system and tones down the inflammatory reactions to avoid severe symptoms.
Soliman Auricular Acupuncture Treatment is a particular acupuncture technique known for its effectiveness in managing MCAS and other types of hard-to-treat allergies. SAAT for MCAS begins with a comprehensive assessment to identify the potential allergens and triggers followed by attachment of the needle to the specific auricular point.
If you're grappling with the difficulties of managing MCAS, Dr. Ting Wu is here to offer assistance. Certified and skilled in Soliman Auricular Acupuncture Treatment, she has successfully treated patients facing challenging allergies and MCAS with this acupuncture method.
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