Acupuncture and Natural Medicine for
ANCA Small-Vessel Vasculitis

Caring for Maryland and DC with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

A CareFirst Blue Cross Preferred Provider

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Maryland Holistics provides natural care which can slow the course of certain auto-immune and inflammatory diseases. ANCA vasculitis is an auto-immune condition which causes inflammation of the circulatory system (the system which moves blood throughout the body). The abbreviation ANCA refers to a group of antibodies associated with autoimmune diseases, called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. In ANCA vasculitis, these antibodies affect the functioning of immune cells called neutrophils and monocytes.

The symptoms of ANCA vasculitis occur when the immune cells cause destructive changes to the small arteries and veins within the tissues and organs. The symptoms can include red spots on the skin, numbness, tingling, or weakness, blood in the urine, redness and itching of the eyes, bleeding in the lungs or nose, and kidney problems including kidney failure.

By itself, the presence of ANCA within blood on a lab test is not sufficient to make a diagnosis of ANCA vasculitis. A patient's clinical picture is evaluated as a whole before making the diagnosis of ANCA vasculitis. Other inflammatory conditions are associated with this group of auto-antibodies, such as:

• Sclerosing Cholangitis (a liver condition)

• Rheumatoid Arthritis

• Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (formerly Wegener's Granulomatosis)

• Microscopic Polyangiitis

• Inflammatory Bowel Disease

• Certain types of kidney disease (glomerulonephritis)

• Churg-Strauss Syndrome

• Systemic Lupus Erythematosis

• Sjogren's Syndrome

How We Can Help

Maryland Holistics offers a very high level of care in the field of acupuncture and natural medicine. We provide a type of care which can help to reduce the symptoms of many inflammatory illnesses and auto-immune diseases.

Because ANCA vasculitis is a rare condition, little research exists regarding its treatment with conservative, non-pharmaceutical treatment methods such as meditation and acupuncture. Our clinic is seeking patients with ANCA vasculitis who are interested in exploring these methods as an additional form of treatment. Our primary goal for each patient is to experience a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.

Maryland Holistics is uniquely qualified to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for ANCA vasculitis, due to our extensive experience in the field of acupuncture, combined with our knowledge of the complex biochemistry of ANCA vasculitis.

Pharmaceutical treatments often prescribed for vasculitis include prednisone (or similar drugs, called glucocorticoids), methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, and rituximab (monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody). Current medical knowledge indicates that one of these pharmaceutical treatments should be started when the diagnosis of ANCA vasculitis is made. We can provide our treatments in a way that will not interfere with these other medical treatments.

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We offer a range of natural health services and can provide these in a way that is fully integrated, designed, and fine-tuned for you to receive the maximum benefit. We can provide treatment for multiple health concerns at each appointment. If you wish to speak to the doctor prior to scheduling an appointment, please contact us for a free 5-minute phone consultation.

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Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac.  Maryland Holistics is a preferred provider in the Blue Cross, CareFirst, and United Healthcare networks. It is our pleasure to serve you.

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3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E

Ellicott City, MD 21043