Autoimmune

shapeimage_1-1Dr. Nieters specializes in treating autoimmune diseases.  As autoimmune diseases often “run in packs,” it is important to identify the root cause of the systemic disorder rather than chase symptoms. It is also very important with autoimmune conditions to understand which side of the immune system is compromised as some herbal treatments can make the condition worse by stimulating the wrong side of the immune system.   Some of the common autoimmune conditions seen in our clinic:

  • Type I Autoimmune Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Systemic Lupus Erithematosus (SLE)
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Alopecia

Dr. John Nieters, specializes in treating autoimmune conditions.  He bases his treatments on the work of “Li Dong-Yuan,” who outlined functional treatment protocols in his book “Pi Wei Lun.”   Dr. Nieters has taught Integrative protocols for treatment, and single herbs, herbal formulas and herb-drug interactions in acupuncture colleges and he also mentors doctoral students in his clinic.