Arthritis (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Osteoarthritis) in Carmel, IN
Many years ago, it was common knowledge that inflammatory arthritis was due to an infection. Unfortunately, over the past 50 years the rise of the pharmaceutical industry has influenced physicians to no longer look for the root cause of the disease, but merely treats the symptoms with prescription drugs. No where in medicine is this failed concept more evident that in rheumatology. Medical school taught that these medical conditions were due to an altered immune system, which resulted in the body either directly attacking its tissues or immune complexes leading to joint and skin pain and destruction.
The truth is that microorganisms, whether is be spirochetes, bacteria, viruses, or protozoa parasites are the root cause of virtually all rheumatological disorders. These microorganisms have evolved over thousands of years. They either hide from or alter our immune systems. In most cases, our body is not attacking itself, but rather the microorganisms are in our own tissues. Tradition medicine will use anti-inflammatory drugs that may cause permanent kidney damage and “disease modifying drugs” that can weaken out immune system. Unfortunately, the suppression of our immune system increases our risk of infections and cancer.
At Health and Wellness of Carmel, we will use the specialized testing to check immune function. We have the ability to obtain blood smears and other specialized tests to determine what microorganisms are the root cause of arthritic condition. We will use prescription drugs only is absolutely necessary and as short as of a duration as possible. We will aggressively treat the offending organisms with either herbs, antibiotics, or anti-parasitic agents. We will also use natural nutrients that will support the immune system in fighting infections and dampen the immune system that is over responding to the offending organisms. For difficult cases, we will consider genetic testing of the methylation cycle and/or oxidative therapy such as high dose IV vitamin, IV ozone, or SPDT, which will aid in our treatment protocol.