Autoimmune Disorders

An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. Common symptoms during a flare-up include fatigue, fever, general ill feeling, joint pain, and rash. Researchers now believe that prolonged periods of stress and traumatic events change the expression of our genes which can trigger the body to turn against itself. This explains why it is common for people to have multiple autoimmune diseases.

Traumatic events and chronic stress create increased inflammation in the body. Long-term inflammation leads to impairment of the immune system and can subsequently result in autoimmune diseases. Oftentimes these events occurred as early as childhood but do not manifest as illness until decades later.

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Dr. Noemi uses various approaches in the treatment of autoimmune disorders to regulate your system and return it to a state of balance. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat autoimmune disorders. It is an excellent modality for reducing systemic inflammation and alleviating pain. Dr. Noemi also draws on Chinese herbs, supplements, food therapy, breathing techniques, and other therapeutic tools in a customized approach to the treatment of both the symptoms and root cause of your condition.

Over 80 autoimmune diseases have been identified. These are some we commonly see.

  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Lupus
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Psoriasis 
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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