Auto-Immune Disorders

▶ Celiac

Celiac Disease describes an auto-immune response to eating foods containing gluten, such as wheat or barley, whereby the small intestine is damaged. Its symptoms center around the digestive process and nutrient absorption and include abdominal pain, malabsorption, chronic constipation and diarrhea, anemia and fatigue. For Celiac, we help repair the damage to the gut and work to restore normal processing so nutrients from fully-digested food can once again nourish the body. Sessions vary due to severity; typically 3 – 6, and monthly follow-ups for a while.

▶ Crohn’s

Crohn’s, in its simplest terms, is inflammation of the GI tract. The symptoms include diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent bowel movements alternating with constipation, and abdominal cramps and pain. At its worst, bowel hardening and obstructions may occur. Our treatment for Crohn’s centers around working to eliminate the causes. We work to restore the natural ability of the gut to process food normally, again. Sessions vary due to severity; typically 4 – 7, and monthly follow-up sessions for a while.

▶ Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes general fatigue and muscle pain. It is characterized by tenderness at specific points on the body, including the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is applied to them and pain can vary in intensity from mild muscle stiffness to extreme, radiating pain. The fatigue varies, too. It is often described as exhaustion with poor stamina. Sleep tends to be non-restorative. For most clients, we’ve found that their bodies have lost their ability to clean themselves. So, our treatment centers around helping to clear debris, to reduce or eliminate the pain caused by the debris build-up, and to relax or calm inflamed muscle tissue. Although the number of sessions vary according to severity and client’s ability to rebound based on lifestyle, the typical treatment runs 6 sessions long.

▶ Lupus

Because Lupus can attack different organs, symptoms vary and they can imitate other autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms include: extreme fatigue, headaches, fever, pleurisy and shortness of breath, painful and swollen joints, anemia, and sun or light sensitivity. We start with large joints causing the most pain. As we bring those into control, we branch out to other areas. Similar to treatments for Fibromyalgia, we’ve found great success in working to restore the body’s ability to clean itself. Treatment sessions: about 6.

▶ Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system, specifically the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The damage caused by multiple sclerosis creates scars, called lesions. MS can cause a variety of symptoms. It’s most often characterized by fatigue, cognitive impairment (e.g. depression, unstable moods, memory lapses, inability to focus or problem-solve), and a deterioration of muscles and skeleton, creating difficulty with vision, balance, digestion and movements – even actions as routine as swallowing. With MS, we are most successful with the early to mid stages before the nerves themselves are too damaged. When we look at MS, the nerves appear corroded. Treatment focusses on working to clean up this corrosion and to coat and wrap the nerves. We help restore nerve responses to the muscles. Treatment sessions: about 6, depending on severity.