Preventing Autoimmune Flare-ups

Prevent autoimmune flare-ups this summer with the following treatments.


Summertime Flare-ups More than 80 diseases occur as a result of the immune system attacking the body’s own organs,1 and ongoing research shows that temperature changes and sunlight can increase flares or flare-ups that exacerbate some of these conditions. As temperatures rise during the summer months and more individuals participate in outdoor activities, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, psoriasis, dermatomyositis, and other autoimmune diseases patients can experience flare-ups. Check out how Reiki and Manual Lymphatic Drainage can help reduce autoimmune flare-ups.


Reiki as a tool Reiki can help with:

  • Reducing the pain, physical pain including aching, swelling of the joints, muscle pain, cramping, and burning

  • Skin rashes and itching

  • Improving mood and reducing depression, fatigue, depression, and anxiety

  • Improving immune function

  • Better sleep quality

  • Lower stress levels

What is Reiki? Learn more Resources : National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (n.d.). What is an immune-mediated disease?. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Definition-of-MS/Immune-mediated-disease Newman, T. (2017, September 6). Everything you need to know about reiki. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/308772#what-happens-in-a-reiki-session INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REIKI PROFESSIONALS. (n.d.). Reiki May Help Improve Symtomps of Lyme Disease. https://iarp.org/reiki-for-lyme-disease-2/ MAYO CLINIC. (2021, January 27). Lupus Symptoms and Causes. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lupus/symptoms-causes/syc-20365789 Earthbound Holistics. (2019, February 11). HOW HEALING CAN HELP LUPUS SUFFERERS. https://earthbound-holistics.com/2019/02/11/reiki-benefits-for-lupus/ Jackson, K. (2020, April 24). Reiki: What Can This Energy Therapy Do for Multiple Sclerosis? EVERYDAY HEALTH. https://www.everydayhealth.com/multiple-sclerosis/treatment/reiki-what-can-this-energy-therapy-multiple-sclerosis/ INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REIKI PROFESSIONALS. (n.d.). Reiki for Multiple Sclerosis: How Can It Help?. https://iarp.org/reiki-for-multiple-sclerosis-how-can-it-help/


Manual Lymphatic Drainage as a tool MLD can help with:

  • Decreased pain

  • Decreased swelling

  • Increased range of motion

  • Decreased level of anxiety, fatigue, and depression

  • Improved ability to grip things,

  • Improved balance and speed of movement

  • Provides a general sense of calm created by lower cortisol levels

  • Reduces anxiety and tiredness in the morning

What is MLD? Learn more Resoures: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331905094_Lymphatic_Function_in_Autoimmune_Diseases http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/937/Lymph-Massage http://www.massagetherapy101.com/massage-techniques/lymphatic-massage.aspx



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