With the spread of new viruses, potentially triggering pandemics, the world is becoming more concerned about coming up with revolutionary solutions in the field of medicine.
The concern grew as studies showed that COVID-19 increases a person’s risk of acquiring autoimmune diseases. But with a healthy immune system, the cells, tissues, and organs in the body remain healthy, allowing people to function in their everyday lives.
If everyone is protected from autoimmune diseases, we can avoid the onset of another pandemic in the future. With this in mind, the world is coming up with collaborative solutions for autoimmune wellness around the globe. Let’s explore some modern health formulas that respond to this need.
Autoimmune diseases cause our body to release auto-antibodies that attack the healthy and normal cells in the body, mistakenly identifying them as foes. Today, there are over 100 autoimmune diseases. It could be a result of a lifestyle like routinely consuming the worst foods for autoimmune disease, stress, exposure to toxins, or some underlying health conditions.
Moreover, it is revealed that some people are more likely to acquire autoimmune diseases. For instance, according to a study, women acquire these diseases at a rate of 2 to 1 compared to men. Moreover, it is revealed that women usually get diagnosed with autoimmune diseases during their childbearing years at around 15 to 45 years old.
Some ethnic groups are also likely to acquire selected autoimmune diseases compared to others. For example, Hispanic and African races get diagnosed with lupus more than Caucasians. It could be that these diseases run in the family, increasing the risk of the members acquiring the disease.
Autoimmune diseases can be managed by changing one’s lifestyle, modifying your diet, and taking prescribed medications. Besides these conventional forms of treatment, here are some revolutionary autoimmune solutions widely used across many countries.
Stem cell therapy can regress and slow down the progression of autoimmune diseases. Its success rate depends on the patient’s condition, age, and duration of the disease. When stem cells touch the damaged organs, they can turn into the cells of the damaged organs and thus can be used in treating autoimmune diseases. In addition, stem cell therapy can also treat damaged muscles and nerves similarly.
Stem cell therapy can reduce disease activity, restart a defective immune system, result in long-term remissions, and help renew the lymphatic system. Its immunomodulatory properties can also benefit patients who have become sensitive to conventional therapies, treatments, and failed surgeries.
The CAR T-Cell therapy was initially introduced to treat hematologic cancers in 2017 and is also not considered a treatment for autoimmune diseases. In September 2022, researchers in Germany claimed that five patients’ refractory systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) achieved drug-free emissions with CAR T-cell therapy. From these results, CAR T-Cell therapy can potentially treat and reset the immune system, providing long-term remissions and even curing autoimmune diseases completely.
Originating from Japan, Reiki is one of the most popular non-invasive therapies for autoimmune diseases. This doesn’t replace medical treatment but is popularly used to treat diseases like lupus. This disease inflicts too much pain on the body, and Reiki enables non-contact treatment, which means that the therapist doesn’t need to touch the patient’s body.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that involves hovering the hands above the patient’s body in an attempt to clear stagnant energy, thus illuminating illnesses and restoring body functions.
Other autoimmune diseases this therapy is applicable to are multiple sclerosis, where the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system, and Lyme disease, which can be transmitted to humans via bites of black-legged ticks.
Autoimmune diseases can be made worse by stress. Yoga, deep breathing exercises, massage, or biofeedback can help you manage these diseases. This therapy focuses on controlling bodily functions like heart rate and breathing. In a 2019 rheumatology study, it was found that 20 patients who have benefited from the combination of virtual reality and biofeedback experienced reduced pain and anxiety.
With Egyptian and Chinese origins, cupping is now known as an ancient holistic practice that deals with various autoimmune diseases, among other health conditions. This treatment involves the use of special cups that will be placed in specific regions of the body, stimulating the flow of blood and energy by creating suction.
Cupping can alleviate disease symptoms by prompting changes in the biochemical properties of the skin and increasing nitric oxide. Based on the results of a recent trial, it is revealed that 13 patients with Hashimoto’s disease saw improved thyroid hormone profiles and autoimmune activity, thus supporting the efficacy of cupping in managing autoimmune diseases.
One must undergo a trial-and-error process to get the best results for these treatments. Of course, you will have to consult your doctor for a guided treatment journey. Learn about your options by talking to physicians and other health professionals. This way, you can ensure that a specific treatment suits your health plan and conditions.