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.
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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