Autoimmunity Treatment2019-07-30T20:54:04+00:00

Autoimmunity Treatment

Autoimmune Conditions

Your immune system is responsible for fighting off bacteria, viruses, and even cancer cells. However, certain triggers can cause your immune system to become confused and begin attacking itself, resulting in autoimmune disease. Furthermore, there are links between specific environmental, hormonal, food, and bacterial triggers, which can lead to developing an autoimmune condition. However, after identifying these triggers, they can be addressed and lead to an improvement in your symptoms. At Onyx Integrative Medicine, our Naturopathic Doctors focus on autoimmunity treatments which address the underlying cause.

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Autoimmune diseases tend to run in families and are more common in women. Additionally, if you already have an autoimmune disease, you are at higher risk to develop a second.

Autoimmunity Treatment

There are hundreds of autoimmune diseases. In addition, symptoms can overlap between conditions which can make diagnosis difficult. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for a diagnosis to take several years after seeing numerous doctors; this can be frustrating and leave you feeling hopeless. Conventional autoimmunity treatment usually includes immune-suppressing drugs which have multiple side effects. However, in some cases, they are necessary. Understanding the imbalances and factors contributing to your autoimmune condition is the first step and is often overlooked.

Common Autoimmune Disorders We Treat



Rheumatoid Arthritis

Multiple Sclerosis


Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis


Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Mixed Connective Tissue Disorders

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Our Approach to Autoimmunity Treatment

Naturopathic Autoimmunity Treatment

Comprehensive Autoimmunity Testing

Autoimmunity can occur for numerous reasons. For example, genetics can play a role in the susceptibility of developing an autoimmune disease. However, there is evidence to suggest that often the digestive system is involved. For instance, food allergies and well as the types of bacteria in the gut (known as the microbiome) can be contributors to symptoms.  Fortunately, both of these factors can be tested using specialty laboratory testing. In addition, hormonal imbalances, including the adrenals, thyroid, and sex hormones can also impact autoimmune symptoms. In short, each person’s case is different; however, after identifying the underlying contributing factors, they can then be addressed. As a result, this can help treatment geared to alleviate and resolve symptoms. Balancing hormones and the gut are two strategies the Naturopathic Doctors often utilize at Onyx Integrative Medicine.

At Onyx, we offer a number of specialized laboratory tests to analyze the underlying causes of your autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune Tests We Offer

Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Organic Acid Testing

Food Allergy Panels

SIBO Breath Tests

DUTCH Hormone Tests

Adrenal Stress (Cortisol) Testing

Heavy Metal Testing

Naturopathic Care

A Naturopathic approach to the treatment of your autoimmune condition is very beneficial. It is not only helpful for symptom control but for also improving quality of life and your overall well-being. At Onyx, your appointments will be comprehensive, and you will be evaluated and treated as a whole person. Furthermore, we offer some of the most in-depth testing available and treatments will focus on correcting hormonal imbalances, gut flora, and removing other obstacles to support healing. Your first visit begins with a comprehensive 90 minute consult.

Our Approach Includes:

Individualized Diet & Nutritional Counseling

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Targeted Herbal & Nutritional Supplements


Nutritional IV Therapy

Stress Reduction & Mind-Body Therapies

Medication Management

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