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More rare conditions Vlado has seen in the clinic

Addison’s disease

Alopecia areata

Ankylosing spondylitis

Autoimmune hepatitis

Behcet’s disease

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Dermatitis herpetiformis


Erythema nodosum


Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)

Giant cell myocarditis

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Hemolytic anemia

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)

Juvenile arthritis

Juvenile diabetes (Type 1 diabetes)

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Lichen planus

Lichen sclerosus

Lyme disease chronic

Meniere’s disease

Myasthenia gravis
Peripheral neuropathy
Pernicious anemia (PA)
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Progesterone dermatitis
Psoriatic arthritis
Raynaud’s phenomenon
Reactive Arthritis
Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
Rheumatic fever
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Sperm & testicular autoimmunity
Thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
Ulcerative colitis (UC)
Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)


"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you" Gospel of Thomas

An auto-immune disease is a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part. Treatment depends on the type and the severity of the condition. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and immunosuppressants are often used.

From a Chinese Medicine point of view, Auto-Immune diseases vary greatly in their appearance, severity and the organs or channels affected. They are systemic diseases and require a systemic approach. The person needs to be considered from a range of aspects including physical, emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual. Once this is discovered, the next step is to interpret it from a Chinese Medicine point of view and an appropriate approach and support needs to be applied.

Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine are complementary practices. We can work together with you and your specialist's  recommendations to create an integrated care plan. Most of our patients are on some form of western medication. Please let Vlado know what medication you are taking so that he can prescribe the right acupuncture points and herbal formula.


Apart from the most common auto immune conditions, below are listed some of the more rare conditions Vlado has seen over his 27 years of practice. Chinese medicine may be able to assist with some of the symptoms of the conditions and disorders listed below such as pain, stress, fatigue, insomnia, nausea. If you don't see your condition, give us a call so we can best guide you in your health care needs.

14 most common auto immune conditions

Vlado sees in the clinic

Graves' disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Crohn's disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Type 1 diabetes

Hashimoto's disease

Polymyalgia rheumatica


Celiac disease

Sjogrens syndrome

Auto immune hepatitis



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