Auto-Immune Disordersautoimmune

Auto-immune diseases are those described as the immune response of the body attacking and damaging its own healthy tissues, such as the kidneys and bones and joints. Recognised diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, vitiligo, systemic lupus erythematosus, Chron’s disease, Behcet’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and of course all the conditions that have not been named.

‘Cause Unknown’

Auto-Immune disorders are usually labelled ’cause unknown’, and are thought to be relatively untreatable. So called ‘modern’ treatments may go so far as to use immune suppressant compounds in an attempt to illicit a reaction. Immune disorders are generally due to a deficiency or chemical poisoning.


Immunosuppressant drugs including corticosteroids, tacrolimus, cyclosporine, mycophenolate, azathioprine, and sirolimus have the registered effects (‘side effects’) of

  • increased susceptibility of infections and cancers
  • liver and kidney damage
  • increased hypertension
  • lowering bone density
  • causing peptic ulcers
  • loss of appetite with nausea and vomiting
  • adversely affecting muscle fibres making movements slow and weak
    • causing hyperglycemia leading to secondary diabetes.
These drugs play a major role in preventing rejection of transplanted organs, but in treating actual immune disorders it is more pertinent to diagnose and treat the actual cause.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a distinct advantage in cases like this as medicines used have the ability to both reduce toxicity and treat deficiency patterns. In addition, acupuncture has the ability to regulate body systems and increase energy levels which is very useful as immune disorders invariably leave you feeling quite debilitated.

Evolution Medical Care

Evolution Medical Care aims to provide you with care and treatment tailored to your specific condition. Explanations are given on the cause and progression of pathology as well as lifestyle advice on balancing your health. Call today or submit a booking form for an appointment and progress your health in the direction you want.