Autoimmune Diseases

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

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Kate Kirkham

Acupuncturist

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, along with lifestyle and dietary changes, can produce significant relief from autoimmune diseases.

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Holly Zapf

Naturopathic Doctor

Autoimmune diseases stem from a wide variety of stressors on the body. We remove pro-inflammatory foods and introduce medicines that promote self repair. I frequently treat Hashimotos thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and psoriasis with considerable success.

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Erica Zelfand

Naturopathic Doctor

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.

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Erin Brockmeyer

Acupuncturist

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.

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Michelle Winchell

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.

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Leela Longson

Acupuncturist

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.

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Andrea Lane

Acupuncturist

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.

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