It can be difficult to manage these diseases with traditional medicine alone; however, alternative treatments can help those living with autoimmune diseases. We’re here to guide you on how you may benefit from adding alternative therapies into your daily life when dealing with an autoimmune condition.
The immune system is your body’s first line of defense against bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, the army sends out fighter cells to attack them. Normally, the immune system can tell whether a cell belongs in our bodies or not – but for those with an autoimmune disease, the supposed to be defender becomes an attacker leading to many more problems.
The immune system mistakenly targets healthy cells in your body. Sometimes it only attacks one part of you like a joint or skin and sometimes it can affect all parts of the body such as with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
In an autoimmune disease, antibodies attack proteins that are otherwise known to be non-threatening.
There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, each one affecting the body differently. Some of the most common types of autoimmune diseases are:
Type-1 diabetes mellitus is when the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. With high blood sugar, damage can be done to organs like your heart, kidneys, eyes, or nerves.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes the skin to grow too quickly, forming red patches with silvery-white scales on top of them. Approximately 30% of psoriatic patients also develop swelling in their joints which leads to pain and stiffness as well.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that attacks joints and causes pain, swelling, stiffness. Unlike osteoarthritis which often affects people as they get older, rheumatoid arthritis can start at any point in life–even before your 30s or sooner.
Doctors first described lupus as a skin disease in the 1800s because of its rash. Although it was later discovered that it can affect many organs like the brain, heart, and kidneys too- not just your body’s surface – joint pain is one of the more recognizable symptoms to spot.
Multiple sclerosis takes the shape of a disease that can progress at different rates. It damages myelin sheaths, which are protective coatings surrounding nerve cells in your central nervous system. This damage slows down messages traveling to and from parts of your body through brain-spinal cord communication channels – eventually leading to symptoms like numbness, weakness, balance issues, or trouble walking.
Autoimmune diseases are notoriously difficult to treat, which is why so many people turn to alternative medicine. At MiraZone Spa, we offer an assortment of treatments to help relieve and ease the symptoms experienced by those with autoimmune diseases.
Our specialists highly suggest trying out our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, as it has been proven to be effective in treating any type of autoimmune condition.
Oxygen is one of the most important, yet often overlooked resources for our health. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides cells with an abundance of O2 so they can work at their optimal capacity while repairing tissues, creating new blood vessels, regenerating nerves after injury, and more.
HBOT eases autoimmune disease symptoms because it increases cellular function while also promoting growth and regeneration with its anti-inflammatory properties.
MiraZone Spa also offers Hyperthermic Ozone Carbonic Acid Transdermal Technology or HOCATT.
The HOCATT™ ozone sauna is unlike other ozone therapy. It’s incorporated with technologies that make the process more efficient and effective! The carbonic acid will open your pores, dilate your capillaries before you get in for a much better ozone absorption.
Our infrared steam sauna will bathe you in far-infrared light (FIR). Far-infrared light has been shown to improve the production of human growth hormone, better insulin sensitivity, and assist fat loss by increasing metabolic rate.
We also have Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields therapy or PEMF therapy. When you combine ozone therapy with high-intensity PEMF, it can make a powerful treatment for autoimmune diseases.
Our bodies are constantly producing electric currents using electrolytes. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can induce a current in the body that balances cell membrane function and revitalizes cells as well.
Oxygen therapy treatments and PEMF therapies are both alternate methods to traditional medical procedures, which can be used as a form of treatment for various autoimmune diseases. Our team is more than happy to explain the details behind these alternative healing practices and how they work to relieve symptoms like pain or inflammation caused by an immune system attacking healthy cells.
Call us at (713) 485-6108 to speak with one of our experts and book an appointment at our alternative medicine center.