Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder affecting many tissues and organs. It mainly attacks the joints, producing an inflammatory synovitis which often progresses to destruction of the articular cartilage and ankylosis of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can also produce diffuse inflammation in the lungs, pericardium, pleura, sclera as well as nodular lesions, most common in subcutaneous tissue under the skin. Although the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, autoimmunity plays a pivotal role in its chronicity and progression.
Autoimmunity is the failure of an organism to recognize its own constituent parts as self which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease.
Various offending factors may weaken the immune system and potentially induce an autoimmune response. This pathological autoimmune response in turn may trigger the development of rheumatoid arthritis.
We comprehensively test the patient for hidden gluten intolerance, various food allergies, dysbacteriosis, vitamin and nutritional deficiencies, adrenal suppression and other pathological conditions.
If present, these maladies constantly drain and deteriorate immune system making the vicious cycle of inflammation and pain to repeat itself.
The first and main task of the practitioner is to precisely determine the immune system offenders.
The next step is to eliminate them.
Further on it is to support immune system and suppress inflammation with a combination of natural remedies.
At the same time, the focus is on correcting the secondary functional changes associated with or resulting from the disease such as suppressed adrenal function.
All these treatment measures aid the immune system in returning back to its normal function.
Consequently, autoimmune response either slows down or stops completely.
As a result, an inflammatory process (pain, joint swelling and stiffness) subsides.