Introduction: Sjögren syndrome is a chronic, systemic disorder of an autoimmune nature, according to Western medicine. It is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine (mainly salivary and lacrimal) glands and by remarkable B-cell hyperactivity.
As for many autoimmune diseases, the primary etiopathogenetic events are not known. In traditional Chinese medicine, Sjögren’s syndrome is related to a deficiency in Lung-Yin or Liver-Kidney Yin deficiency, which leads to nutritional deficiency of the eyes and mouth. Purpose: This study is to demonstrate that patients with Sjögren’s syndrome have chakras’ energy centers deficient in energy and the replenishment of this energy is important to treat these patients in the root level and not just the symptoms. Methods: Through two case reports, both women’s. They have a diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome and went to do acupuncture sessions for other reasons. The oldest one had 76 years old, was treating Rheumatoid arthritis with immunosuppressive medications and corticosteroids, and had dry eyes and dry mouth (that was leading to dry teeth that were breaking the tooth root). Chakras’ energy measurements were done and revealed that both patients were without any energy in any chakras’ energy centers (rated one out of eight), with the exception of the seventh that was normal (rated in eight).
Treatment using Chinese dietary counseling, auricular acupuncture with apex ear bloodletting, and replenishment of the chakras’ energy centers using highly diluted medications according to the theory Constitutional Homeopathy of the Five Elements Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine were used. Results: Both patients still in treatment but are improving from all the symptoms simultaneously, including the symptom of dry eyes and dry mouth. Conclusion: Patients with symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth can have chakras’ energy deficiencies leading to the formation of internal Heat, consuming the internal water, and leading to dry eyes and dry mouth symptoms. The treatment using Chinese dietary counseling, auricular acupuncture with apex ear bloodletting, and replenishment of the chakras’ energy centers using homeopathies according to Constitutional Homeopathy of the Five Elements based on Traditional Chinese Medicine are important tools to correct these energy deficiencies that were leading to dry eyes and dry mouth symptoms.
Key words: Chakra, Energy, Hippocrates, Sjögren syndrome, Traditional Chinese medicine, Homeopathy
Sjögren’s syndrome is characterized by being a chronic autoimmune disease where the glands that produce tears and saliva are destroyed by the cells of the immune system, causing these glands not to function properly, causing dryness in the mouth and eyes.
It can also affect other glands, such as in the stomach, pancreas, and intestines, also causing dryness in the nose, throat, airways, and skin. According to Western scientists, they have not yet managed to arrive at the exact cause that is related to Sjögren’s syndrome.
This syndrome can be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, with different genes involved, mainly because these different genes act in different ways in different people, but they conclude that Sjögren’s syndrome can begin with a virus or bacterial infection. Since it is an autoimmune disease, treatment is usually done with corticosteroids; immunosuppressant and topical drugs such as rituximab, hydroxychloroquine, and methotrexate are examples of drugs used by approximately 3.1 million Americans who suffer from Sjögren’s syndrome.
As in modern medicine, the cause of Sjögren’s syndrome is not yet known, it is important to look at the oldest medicines, to see how treatments were done and what caused such syndrome, following what Hippocrates, the father of medicine said “foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.” For this reason, the author will show the possible causes and treatments performed on two patients who have Sjögren’s syndrome following traditional Chinese medicine principles and she will discuss and explain the reasoning used in the discussion section. Although TCM does not have a specific term for Sjögren’s syndrome, it can be characterized by Xiao Ke, Bi Zheng, and Xu Lao, as its symptoms affect several organs and manifests itself as Yin deficiency, Yin deficiency with excess Yang and Blood stasis in the channels, collaterals, and organs.
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