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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Autoimmune disorders


Autoimmune disorder is an umbrella term for conditions that compromise the immune system and cause it to attack the body rather than protect it from disease. The immune system may attack the whole body or just certain organs or tissues. Treatment varies according to the specific condition but prescription antiinflammatories are often used in many situations. (See also specific conditions: HIV/AIDS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis)


Massage can be helpful in boosting the immune system and improving circulation as well as reducing stress often accompanying the condition. No massage should be given without approval from a physician.

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