Autoimmune Diseases Autoimmune diseases happen when the body mistakes itself as the bad guy. The immune system begins attacking the tissues of the body and can express itself as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and even Celiac Disease - just to name a few. It would appear that any time allopathic medicine can't come up with a reason for the symptoms you are having, they develop another autoimmune label. These labels tell us nothing about the cause of the disease, but only that your symptoms match a specific checklist for that diagnosis. We don't believe autoimmune disease happens because of only genetics, or bad luck, or accident. Rather the body finally succumbs to the cumulative insults to your immune system. Symptoms in various tissues begin to manifest themselves as a "disease", but the problem is the immune system, not the gland or organ it is attacking. Therefore, Hashimoto's should not be treated as a thyroid disease, nor should rheumatoid arthritis be treated as a joint disease. We work to identify the various triggers of your immune system, thereby allowing us to effectively treat, and possibly reverse, your autoimmune condition. What are Autoimmune Diseases? What are Autoimmune Diseases? Examples of some autoimmune diseases include: Rheumatoid arthritis – The immune system produces antibodies that attach to the linings of joints. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – The immune system attacks the lining of the intestines, causing episodes of diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent bowel movements, abdominal pain, fever and weight loss. Multiple sclerosis (MS) –The immune system attacks nerve cells, causing symptoms that can include pain, blindness, weakness, poor coordination, and muscle spasms. Type 1 diabetes mellitus – Immune system antibodies attack and destroy insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Guillain-Barre syndrome – The immune system attacks the nerves controlling muscles in the legs and sometimes the arms and upper body. Psoriasis – The immune system activity stimulates skin cells to reproduce rapidly, producing silvery, scaly plaques on the skin. Graves’ disease – The immune system produces antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland to release excess amounts of thyroid hormone into the blood. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – Antibodies produced by the immune system attack the thyroid gland, slowly destroying the cells that produce thyroid hormone. Myasthenia gravis – Antibodies bind to nerves and make them unable to stimulate muscles properly. Vasculitis – The immune system attacks and damages blood vessels. and many more.., What therapies can help? What therapies can help? Acupuncture Energetic Fitness Systems Functional Medicine consultations Physician Grade supplements Detox programs Hydrogen Peroxide IV Diet and Lifestyle adjustments Prolozone injections Autohemotherapy & Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Success stories treating Autoimmune Diseases Success stories treating Autoimmune Diseases “Dr. Edvalson is a talented and compassionate physician with a wealth of knowledge in holistic medicine. He looks at the whole person when treating an individual. He is not simply a muscle and joint doctor, he is an integrated physician and a great doc.!” Medical research about Autoimmune Diseases Medical research about Autoimmune Diseases Written by Julie Roddick | Published on July 22, 2015Medically Reviewed by The Healthline Medical Team on July 22, 2015 Autoimmune disease affects up to 50 million Americans, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, which defends your body against disease, decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune system attacks healthy cells. Depending on the type, an autoimmune disease can affect one or many different types of body tissue. It can also cause abnormal organ growth and changes in organ function. Continue Reading... Additional information about Autoimmune Diseases Additional information about Autoimmune Diseases The Idaho Center for Integrated Medicine family is commited to thoroughly investigating each situation to assure accurate treatment for each and every issue rather than treating just the symptoms. Our goal is to obtain self-sustaining optimum health for each patient in a comfortable environment. We focus on the digestive tract has the primary source for disruption of your immune system. In addition, we investigate potential insults to your immune system via heavy metal toxicity, food sensitivities, leaky gut syndrome, hormone imbalances, infections, and genetics.