The Healing Point

Autoimmune Conditions

Natural Primary Healthcare Provider located in West Sayville, NY

Autoimmune Conditions

About Autoimmune Conditions

There are more than 100 different autoimmune conditions, which together affect over 24 million Americans. Autoimmune disorders can lead to troublesome symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, skin rashes, and digestive issues. At The Healing Point, led by Eon Suhanee, L.Ac, practitioners offer helpful acupuncture and integrative medicine care to patients of all ages struggling with autoimmune conditions. Located in West Sayville, New York, the practice can help improve symptoms associated with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and psoriasis. To learn more, call the practice today or reach out online.

Autoimmune Conditions Q&A

What are autoimmune conditions?

Your immune system typically develops proteins (antibodies) to protect you against harmful substances like viruses, cancer cells, and toxins.

If you have an autoimmune condition, your immune system can't differentiate between dangerous and healthy cells. It may attack and damage your body's tissues.

Common symptoms of autoimmune conditions include:

  • Fatigue 
  • Frequent fevers
  • A general sick feeling 
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Abdominal pain
  • Digestive issues
  • Skin issues (redness or rashes)
  • Swollen glands 

Acupuncture and nutrition-based treatments aren’t cures for autoimmune conditions, but they can help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. 

What autoimmune conditions can you treat?

The Healing Point can treat: 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Lupus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)
  • Psoriasis 
  • Graves’ disease
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis

Although the exact cause of autoimmune conditions is unknown, genetics, certain medications, smoking, obesity, and infections may be triggers. 

What treatments do you offer for autoimmune conditions?

The Healing Point offers holistic treatment plans. 


Acupuncture derives from traditional Chinese medicine and involves the insertion of tiny needles into your skin at strategic locations. 

During an acupuncture session that lasts up to 60 minutes, you lay on a padded table while your practitioner inserts the tiny needles.

A session can trigger your body’s self-healing and natural pain relievers, which can reduce inflammation and pain.

Stress is a known trigger for autoimmune flare-ups, and acupuncture can have calming effects on your body. 

An autoimmune condition may mean you have an excess or a deficiency in your body. Sessions can treat this underlying imbalance, for example, by restoring balance to your hormone levels. 

With immunosuppressive diseases like cancer, acupuncture can have an enhancing effect on immunity. With autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture can have an immunosuppressive effect, which helps restore immune tolerance. 

Nutrition-based treatments

Autoimmune conditions present differently in different people and may have different causes. Before recommending any nutrition-based treatment, your practitioner discusses the most helpful combination of Chinese herbs or supplements.

Curcumin can help regulate inflammatory signals and improve joint stiffness. Vitamin D can support proper immune system function and gut health. 

Supplements from brands like Standard Process®, Metagenics, and Xymogen can also aid cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and immune system health and overall well-being.

Call The Healing Point today to learn more about treatments for GI conditions, or use the online booking tool.