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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - Basics

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a type of autoimmune disease that causes the body's tissues to become inflamed. SLE occurs when the body's immune system attacks parts of the body, including the joints, lungs, heart, kidneys and brain. Lupus causes range of symptoms that vary from person to person, however common symptoms include fatigue, unexplained fever, rash and inflammation of the joints. Other symptoms include hair loss, kidney issues, mouth ulcers, sun sensitivity, chest pain and swollen glands. Severity of these symptoms and others can range from mild to extreme, depending upon the individual. Lupus appears in flares, or periods when symptoms are at their peak. These periods are followed by remissions, characterized by wellness.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (sle):



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The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Ren Shen Yang Rong Wan

  • Ginseng Decoction to Nourish the Nutritive Qi
    • Tonifies both qi and blood and nourishes the heart and calms the spirit - generally used for weakness from longer term or deep diseases such as cancer and for a host of other conditions affecting a broad range of the body and psyche such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and autoimmune conditions such as Lupus, Scleroderma, MCTD.
    • Anemia.
    • May be used alone or in conjunction with a formula such as yu ping feng wan to enhance immunity - particularly in patients with frequent colds and flus.
    • Raynaud's condition in addition to the other connective tissue issues listed above.
    • Micturition syncope, nephritis, cancers of the genitourinary tract.
    • Male infertility, possibly with Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, for sperm volume and motility issues.
    • Along with other immune benefits, hepatitis C.
    • Lung cancer.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution or seek an alternative in deficiency cases with very pronounced sensations of coldness. ┬áPart of this is due to the relatively neutral (i.e. non warming) aspects of this formula.



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