Autoimmune & Inflammatory Conditions
We practice an integrated approach to autoimmune diseases. Some patients choose to only use natural alternative therapies like herbs, supplements, food therapy, and acupuncture to control their disorder. Many other patients combine traditional and modern medicines. Western medicines commonly use corticosteroids and immuno-suppressants, we find these are best utilized in flareups. Used longterm, Western medications can inhibit the bodie’s immune function and their long-term use keeps patients in sub par health while increasing the risk of infections and tumors. Some medications inhibit bone marrow and damage the liver and kidneys. Realizing this, many patients will use Chinese medicine to stabilize their condition once the acute flareups has passed. Over time, many patients will exhibit less severe and less frequent flareups while improving their overall health and quality of life. We combine Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to treat: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus (SLE), Celiac Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Multiple Sclerosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Vasculitis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Dermatology and Skin Conditions and a large number of undiagnosed inflammatory conditions can benefit from regulating and balancing the body’s systems.
Given the serious and chronic nature of many autoimmune and degenerative disorders, we find that customized herbal medicine is often necessary. We offer our client’s customized herbal formulas based upon what their body needs in relation to the symptoms they present. We stock a full granule herbal pharmacy and for serious conditions offer raw herbal formulas of the highest degree and even pre-cook them for extra potency and added convenience. We are one of the few practices in Southern California equipped with our own Herbal Decocter and Packer. If you are going to treat a serious condition you need to approach it seriously and without half-measure.