The incidence of autoimmune conditions (where the immune system becomes unbalanced and mistakenly attacks the body tissues) has risen dramatically over the past few decades. These kinds of conditions can be debilitating and severely impact a person's quality of life. Autoimmune conditions are generally more common in women than in men.
The chronic nature of these diseases mean that conventional medicine uses an approach that is aimed at suppressing symptoms, often by way of strong medications that produce significant side-effects.
Common Autoimmune Conditions & Their Associated Symptoms:
What Does Naturopathic Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases Involve?
If you suffer from an autoimmune condition, I will first take a detailed history of your condition, as well as assessing for factors that may have played a role in the development and progression of your symptoms. Whilst autoimmune conditions can differ greatly in the area of the body that they affect the over-reactive immune system is the root cause and therefore what we focus on.
The goal of naturopathic treatment is to reduce 'flares' of the condition (a tendency for periods of exacerbation of symptoms) and prevention of further damage to the body.