Autoimmune Diseases Specialist

East West Integrative Health Clinic

Lisa Rosenberger, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist serving Branford, Guilford, New Haven, and East Haven, CT

With nearly 50 million victims, autoimmune diseases have reached epidemic proportions. If you suffer from IBS, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, celiac, multiple sclerosis or any other chronic inflammatory disease, depend on East West Integrative Health Clinic for your care. Dr. Lisa Rosenberger, ND, LAc, diagnoses and treats men, women, and children who suffer from an autoimmune disease in Branford, Connecticut. For help in managing the symptoms and severity of an autoimmune disease, schedule a consultation or book an appointment using the online scheduler.

Autoimmune Diseases Q & A

What is an autoimmune disease?

When your immune system mistakenly attacks normal, healthy cells in your body instead of doing its regular job of protecting against and removing foreign invaders, you have an autoimmune disease. Under the influence of an autoimmune disease, your immune system shifts into overdrive and causes a host of chronic and acute health problems.

An autoimmune disease that’s left unchecked and untreated can lead to severe issues with your skin, joints, intestines, blood, or brain. Debilitating sickness and even death can result from autoimmune disease.

What are some autoimmune diseases?

There are an estimated 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. Some of the most prevalent ones are:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diabetes
  • Celiac disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Grave’s disease
  • Crohn disease

What are the symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Each of the dozens and dozens of autoimmune diseases has its own set of characteristics and symptoms, although early signs of a mounting problem tend to be similar. Some of them are:

  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Food intolerance
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Bloody stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin lesions or rashes

How is an autoimmune disease treated?

Many autoimmune diseases are incurable, but symptoms are manageable so that you can live a healthy life. Dr. Rosenberger’s integrative therapies, Chinese medicine protocols, and customized acupuncture treatments help relieve autoimmune disease symptoms through:

  • Removing the triggers
  • Replenishing your nutrients
  • Restoring your gut and microbiome
  • Renewing your energy

At East West Integrative Health Clinic, you will receive support with life-giving care rather than immune-suppressing medications. Your treatment begins with a full health assessment, which may include metabolic and food sensitivity testing, to discover underlying conditions that provoke or trigger your autoimmune disease. A few of these triggers are:

  • Infection
  • Metal toxicity
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Leaky gut
  • Certain foods allergies or sensitivities
  • Stress

Trust your healing to East West Integrative Health Clinic. Call the office to learn more about how to halt the progress of your autoimmune disease or use the online scheduler to book your appointment now.