Most of Lupus treatments involve immune suppression and symptoms management.
It’s important to differentiate between “conventional” medical treatments and “holistic” treatments.
Conventional Medical Treatments
Conventional Medical Treatments are referred to as a system in which medical doctors and various healthcare professionals ( nurses, pharmacists, and various therapists) who treat “symptoms” and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery.
Also referred to as “Allopathic” Medicine, Mainstream Medicine, and Western Medicine.
This type of “conventional medicine” is limited because of the “specializations” like (rheumatology, neurology, cardiology, nephrology, or pulmonology), which treats a patient in parts of the system rather than treating the patient as a whole.
Its main focus is on “SICK” care where they focus on treating “symptoms” that keep them sick.
This is absolutely necessary, but here at Lupus Rebel, we feel that it’s limited because once the patient is stable from a severe relapse or flare, we should focus on promoting health to prevent future flares.
Holistic, Integrative Medicine-Functional Medicine
This Functional Medicine approach is focused on getting to the root cause of the symptoms and focus on which “PATIENT” has the disease, rather than focusing on the “DISEASE” itself.
It’s a “SOLUTION” oriented approach which aims to get the patient from a “sick” state to the “healthy” state.
A Functional approach is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, mental, spiritual, behavioral, and social factors.
Common treatments for Lupus are shared here on this site, and I share my clinical experience in both living as a patient as well as a provider in helping to get patients and myself well.
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