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Acupuncture for Behçets Disease

Behçet's disease is a rare condition which is believed to originate from a problem in the immune system. Behçet's disease can result in rashes in mouth and genitals, as well as kidney problems, arthritis, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), and inflammation of the heart and pericardium. Patients with Behçet's disease may have periods of remission where the disease does not cause symptoms, and not all patients have the same symptoms.

In many cases of Behçet's disease, the condition cannot be cured but it can be managed to extend the length of times when the patient is in remission. Stress and depression tend to cause Behçet's disease symptoms to worsen, and our treatments can help to reduce the adverse health effects of stress.

Acupuncture research at Harvard Medical School and many other institutions around the world have determined that acupuncture has profound effects on the body's physiology. These include a wide range of molecular and cellular effects on the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and growth-regulatory systems.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research to find solutions for patients with Behçet's disease. During treatment for Behçet's disease, it may be necessary to address another underlying reason for the occurrence of symptoms. We will create an integrated treatment strategy for your unique concerns and conditions. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you, and with your other medical providers, in order to help you achieve a cure.
"Behcet's disease is a rare condition and I have not seen it frequently in practice. Based on published research and my experience treating a range of autoimmune conditions, I believe acupuncture is likely to be helpful for individuals with this condition. To the extent that it is helpful, this is likely due to acupuncture's ability to help the body to regulate the inflammatory signals of the immune system, as well as the stress response signals of the nervous system."

Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.

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Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac. Our serene, professional office is located in Ellicott City, MD. Maryland Holistics has provided care to thousands of satisfied customers since opening in 2009. Dr. Windsor is a preferred provider in the CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GEHA, and United Healthcare networks.

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Ste E
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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