Alternative Therapies for Treating Lupus
Chronic diseases can be very uncomfortable and painful and it can be frustrating when there is no long-term solution for it. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that is caused by the immune system attacking its own tissues and organs. The inflammation caused by lupus can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, and blood cells. While traditional medicine can help with the symptoms of lupus, there are alternative therapies that can improve the person’s quality of life for the long-term.
What is Lupus?
Lupus is when the immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, leaving many parts of the body inflamed. The inflammation can cause fatigue, joint pain, rash, and fever, all of which can flare-up periodically. A common symptom and indicator of lupus is a rash that occurs across the nose and on both cheeks, resembling a butterfly. However, not everyone who suffers from lupus has this symptom. Other lupus symptoms can include:
⦁ Dry eyes
⦁ Chest pain
⦁ Joint pain, stiffness or swelling
⦁ Sun intolerance
⦁ Skin rashes
⦁ Seizures and psychosis
⦁ Kidney issues
⦁ Skin lesions from exposure to the sun
⦁ Pain while breathing
⦁ Hair loss
Alternative Treatments for Lupus
While there is no cure for lupus, there are many treatments available to help improve the symptoms of lupus and the person’s quality of life. Most treatments for lupus are intended to decrease the amount of flare-ups that occur through autoimmune suppressing drugs. We believe there are therapies other than drugs that can help improve symptoms just as well, if not better. The alternative treatments that can help improve lupus symptoms include:
⦁ IV Nutrient Therapy: IV therapy is a powerful form of treatment that can be combined with other therapies to help the body recover from many health issues. By feeding vitamins and nutrients to the body’s organs through an IV, the body is able to fully absorb and use all of the vitamins and nutrients. Otherwise, they would have to be processed through the liver, stomach, and intestines, which can render substances inactive or reduce their potency.
⦁ Phospholipid Exchange Therapy: Chemicals from preservatives in foods, pesticides, and even some prescription drugs can stay in the body on a cellular level, which can cause dysfunction throughout the body. Phospholipid exchange replaces toxic fatty oils with cleaner versions of fatty oils by injecting phosphatidylcholine (PC), the main component of cellular membranes, into the bloodstream in order to make it available for use in cell membranes.
⦁ Chelation Therapy: Chelation therapy uses medicines that remove both toxic and non-toxic metals from the body. Toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium are known to interfere with many biological functions within the body. Chelation therapy helps guide these metals out of the body and has been used for decades to improve many health conditions.
Improve Lupus Symptoms at Angel Longevity
At Angel Longevity Center, we understand how difficult and frustrating it can be to live with a chronic disease without any long-term treatment plan. While lupus cannot be cured, there are many alternative options that can be taken to improve one’s quality of life. We want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. Our friendly staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who have been diagnosed with lupus and are suffering from the symptoms that are associated with it, please call our office at 818-237-3943 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our Los Angeles lupus specialists.