There are more than 100 autoimmune diseases. Some of the most common are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease, Addison’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, graves disease, Sjogren’s syndrome and myasthenia gravis. What all autoimmune diseases have in common is the immune system. The immune system’s design is to protect the body, but it is now attacking the cells of the body. In summary: a compromised, poorly functioning immune system can no longer distinguish self from non-self.
Drugs can’t cure autoimmune diseases, the intention is to reduce pain and inflammation and to further suppress the immune system. To make progress with autoimmune diseases the immune system needs to fully restore itself to differentiate self from nonself. This is done by bringing the body back into balance or homeostasis which is the definition of health.
To bring the body back into homeostasis or balance is the specialty of structure-function doctors. Diet, supplements, homeopathy, detox and glandulars all restore the function of the body. Then we monitor the body through lab tests to track progress. We accomplish structural corrections through chiropractic rehabilitative exercises, bodywork, acupuncture and other therapeutic modalities. Structure affects function and function affects structure.