Autoimmune Diseases & Alternative Treatments

If you are suffering from an autoimmune disease, there are alternative treatment options available.

While standardized treatment can be effective for many of these conditions, supplementing your treatment with alternative care can provide additional relief.

Superior Health is a chiropractic care center located in Metairie, LA that offers alternative treatments for autoimmune diseases.

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases are conditions that prevent your body’s immune system from recognizing the differences between healthy and abnormal cells. This can cause your body to mistakenly attack healthy cells, resulting in the development of health conditions.

What causes autoimmune disease?

Although some people are believed to be genetically predisposed to autoimmune diseases, the cause is unknown. However, certain environmental factors can trigger these conditions and some populations are known to be at higher risk such as certain ethnicities, those with a family history of these diseases, and women who are of childbearing age.

Treating Autoimmune Diseases

Standard treatments for autoimmune disorders involve medications known as immunosuppressants. Steroids may also be prescribed to reduce the level of inflammation. There may be additional medications prescribed depending upon the nature of the autoimmune disease. However, a chiropractor can offer the following alternative treatments.

Stress Reduction

Holistic treatments focus on healing the root causes of autoimmune conditions. While this may involve detoxification and herbal supplements, reducing the levels of stress is a vital part of alternative care. Although this includes lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, exercising regularly, and engaging in meditation and yoga, chiropractic massage can help relax your muscles and alleviate tension.


Acupuncture is another means of treating autoimmune conditions by targeting the underlying cause. Acupuncture involves the strategic placement of thin needles at certain points throughout the body as a means of restoring balance and increasing blood flow. Acupuncture is claimed to trigger nerve responses, decrease the level of sensitivity to any known triggers, and activate your body’s natural immune responses.


Spinal misalignments can interfere with your nerves and inhibit your body’s capacity to function at a high level. Our chiropractor can correct these misalignments and reduce the interference with your nerves. This can restore your body’s ability to function properly, increase your level of balance, and reduce common symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as pain and fatigue.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Metairie, LA for Autoimmune Disease Treatment

If you are struggling with an autoimmune disease and live in or near Metairie, LA, contact Superior Healthcare today! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (504) 835-0565.