Autoimmune diseases occur when your body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells. There are many types of autoimmune diseases and they often run in families. Most people experience periods of remission, or minor symptoms, and periods of flare-ups. From Multiple Sclerosis to Crohn’s Disease, many Wellpdx providers specialize in autoimmune disorders.
Local Experts in Autoimmune Diseases
Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor
Many autoimmune conditions, such as Hashimoto's and Rheumatoid Arthritis, can be managed naturally with the use of herbs, personalized nutrition plans, and appropriately prescribed nutraceuticals.
Because of my specialty in women\'s health, and particularly because of my work with fertility issues and postpartum care, a high percentage of my patients have autoimmune conditions. Because of that, I have spent the last 4 years doing extensive studying with experts in the field autoimmune conditions, both in the realm of Chinese medicine as well as in functional nutrition.
Autoimmune disease is one of the most challenging conditions both to live with and to treat. While the conditions and symptoms vary widely, acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine can be powerful tools in ameliorating symptoms from these sometimes debilitating illnesses. I am also very passionate about treating autoimmune disease from a dietary and lifestyle perspective.
With both my parents having 2 autoimmune diseases each, I know how complicated and frustrating they can be. I have seen many patients with autoimmune conditions including Crohn's, thyroid, and adrenals. My advanced 5 Element training deepened my skills for identifying individual patterns underlying immune dysfunction, from stress and weak links in physiology, to inflammation and diet.
Autoimmune diseases are connected with food allergens, food sensitivities, digestion and/or absorption issues. I use nutritional therapies in conjunction with natural medicine to correct and heal. Also, I use low dose naltrexone, which calms the overactive immune response. I have worked with the LDN Research Trust group and attended their presentations for several years.
By properly modulating the immune system, healing the gut, calming the nervous system, and nourishing the body, it IS possible to treat and even cure autoimmune diseases like hashimoto's, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. I know the conventional model has failed you. Don\'t give up.