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Acupuncture for Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise, and there is a growing demand for evidence-based methods that prevent, heal, and manage these dysfunctions. Chinese medicine focuses on the underlying root of these conditions, clearing barriers and harnessing the body's innate ability to provide regulated immunity.

Some examples

Sjogren’s syndrome

Lupus (SLE)

Graves disease

Rheumatoid arthritis

Reactive arthritis

Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Raynaud’s phenomenon

Leaky gut syndrome

Celiac disease

Pernicious anemia

What treatment looks like
  • We'll recommend frequent acupuncture visits at first then taper down as you make progress. In the long run, many patients visit once a month. 

  • We use a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine for a deep and lasting transformation.

  • We teach you evidence-based self-care techniques to regulate the immune system.

  • We reference lab work from your doctor to measure progress.

  • If you get sick or have a flare-up, we want to see you in the office ASAP to help you get over it.

Julie's Story

I've had lupus (SLE) for almost 10 years and have been mostly managed by my rheumatologist with hydroxychloroquine and prednisone. However, the baseline of my disease has crept up over the years and the next level of treatment options were going to consist of drugs with more significant side effects. I wanted to explore other options before going down that road, which is when I came across Jonathan's clinic.


We started with regular acupuncture treatments and, almost immediately, I noticed a huge improvement in my hands. Suddenly my hands were warm (they're usually ice-cold) and then the daily stiffness and swelling from SLE started to decrease until it was barely noticeable. I'm only 34 and it had been years since my joints felt that good in the morning.


Jonathan then started me on a three-phase herb regimen to more systemically address the SLE inflammation. After 6 months of herbs, my rheumatologist ran blood labs and the results amazed me. My inflammation was clearly down. It was like hitting a reset button on the progression of my disease. I've gone from having 3-4 flares per year to zero flares in the last 18 months (and counting!).


Acupuncture and herbs were something completely new to me and I was definitely nervous in the beginning. Jonathan was very patient in walking me through this whole treatment process and I'm incredibly grateful for his knowledge, compassion, and skill. I'm so glad I walked through the door of this clinic.

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