Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Autoimmune Conditions

Autoimmune diseases occur when an individuals immune system mistakenly attacks its own body.  There are many types of autoimmune diseases which range in severity of symptoms from mild to severe.  Stress, genetics, environmental factors and infections are all known to play a role in autoimmune disease onset.  Symptoms are often debilitating and those who are severely affected may also suffer from low mood, anxiety and depression.  Poor digestive health is also often a common occurrence in many types of autoimmune disease and management of symptoms is often based on promoting good gut health.


While the research on acupuncture in the treatment of autoimmune disease is yet to be confirmed, promising studies in vagal nerve regulation and stress responses correlate strongly to the stress factor that underlies many autoimmune diseases. Our approach is to enable patients to optimise nutrition and diet, calm stress responses, reduce pain and recurrence of symptoms.  

Common autoimmune conditions we see in our clinic include:

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis / Graves Disease

  • Psoriasis / Psoriatic Arthritis 

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Chron’s Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ballarat-Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Dr Frances Tobeck - Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture - Eleanor Collins - Acupuncture 
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Diet and lifestyle counselling

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