One in five people in the United States lives with an autoimmune condition, a disease stemming from an overactive immune system. At Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health in Santa Fe, New Mexico, acupuncture and integrative medicine specialist Robyn Benson, DOM, and her team can help ease inflammation and symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and hundreds of others. If you or a loved one has an autoimmune condition, call Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health or book an appointment online today.
Autoimmune conditions are chronic issues that you get when your immune system malfunctions. Your immune system normally protects your body from invasive substances like bacteria and viruses. If you have an autoimmune condition, your immune system attacks other healthy cells that belong in your body because it mistakenly identifies them as invaders.
Different autoimmune conditions affect different cell and tissue types. Depending on your issue, you might have joint problems, skin problems, or glandular problems.
At Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health, the team can help you identify and manage your autoimmune condition in the long term with an integrative approach. They help you discover which autoimmune disease affects you and might analyze your gut biome, which can exacerbate your symptoms. Alongside other treatments, they can help you modify your diet to get the nutrients you need and ease symptoms of your autoimmune disease.
Over 300 autoimmune conditions cause a wide variety of symptoms and changes within your body. The team at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health has experience helping patients manage many of them, including:
If you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, your immune system attacks your thyroid and causes it to decrease thyroid hormone production. Common symptoms include sensitivity to cold temperatures, fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, and hair loss.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting women. If you have it, your ovaries develop cysts and might not function properly as a result. If you have PCOS, you’re at a higher risk of developing Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Fibromyalgia isn’t an autoimmune disease itself, but it has many overlapping symptoms with autoimmune diseases and often arises alongside autoimmune diseases. The telltale sign of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It can also cause fatigue, depression, anxiety, and other complications.
The team at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health evaluates you and your condition to create an appropriate treatment strategy. The bacteria in your gut dictates a lot about your health, and it can exacerbate symptoms of your autoimmune disease.
For this reason, the team often provides nutritional counseling and diet therapy to patients with autoimmune conditions. Getting the nutrients your body needs can help restore balance within your gut and improve your quality of life with an autoimmune condition.
The team also uses acupuncture to treat autoimmune conditions. Acupuncture needles can help ease inflammation and calm your immune system. The team might recommend it for you if you have inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, or other autoimmune conditions. They also provide IV Therapy and Ozone Therapy.
To find out more about your autoimmune condition and to develop a treatment plan with an integrative approach, call Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health or schedule your consultation online today.