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Autoimmune Program

An effective way to naturally treat autoimmune disorders and bring balance back to your body and life

A Functional Medicine and Traditional Medicine View of Autoimmune Conditions

MHG Functional Medicine addresses the root causes of autoimmunity. Our experienced medical doctors will do an in-depth assessment (at least one hour) and use the latest innovative testing tools to find the root cause of the autoimmune condition to allow the body to heal, instead of simply masking its symptoms.
When it comes to autoimmune disorders, traditional medicine tends to focus on stopping attacks and managing symptoms. This is usually accomplished by using pharmaceutical drugs to suppress the immune system, reduce inflammation or alleviate other symptoms. With conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the use of antibiotics like Cipro are used. This type of powerful antibiotic destroys the good bacteria (flora) in the gut which can weaken the immune system long term and negatively affect digestion. Traditional medicine fails to consider what happened to cause your body to go into this abnormal state of hyperimmunity.

Who This Program Is For

Anyone that wants to overcome an autoimmune disorder and prevent future illness.

There are many autoimmune disorders, these are some of the more common autoimmune conditions that have been successfully treated at MHG:

  • IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Muliple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Psoriasis
  • Fibromyalgia

How Autoimmune Disorders Are Assessed the MHG Way

MHG uses the latest scientific advances in functional medicine and clinical preventive medicine for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of autoimmune diseases. The functional medicine model aims to bring balance and optimal health back to the body.

The MHG Autoimmune Program Tests

  1. Toxicity
  2. Gut and GI Optimization
  3. Nutrition
  4. Mind-Body Assessment

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2. Free Diagnostic Consultation
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3. Receive Your Personalized Health Plan

Benefits of the Miskawaan Integrative Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmune Disease

The Miskawaan approach is especially significant when it comes to treating these disorders. For instance, one of the classic signs of an attack of autoimmune disease is inflammation. Conventional medicine often advise immune suppressing drugs that can offer relief, but might also weaken the body to be susceptible to other potential health issues.

Our expert doctors will focus on finding the balance in the immune system instead of simply suppressing it. There are not many options available for individuals suffering from autoimmune conditions in traditional medicine.
Functional medicine provides you with better options from a biological and nutritional standpoint that actually help in reversing these health issues. This is one of the major benefits of Miskawaan’s functional medicine philosophy when it comes to autoimmune disease.

Underlying Causes of Autoimmune Disorders

The science of functional medicine has uncovered a handful of common reasons that may cause the body to go into a hyperimmune state.

Food Sensitivities and Leaky Gut

Food sensitivities and gastrointestinal (GI) tract health are extremely important because 70% of your immune system lives in your gut. When your body is constantly reacting to a food to which you have a sensitivity, you are damaging your GI tract. A properly functioning GI tract, or gut, must be somewhat permeable in order to absorb the nutrients from our food. However, when the gut is exposed to certain foods, parasites infections, toxins, and stress, it can become “leaky” allowing toxins, microorganisms (including bacteria), and undigested foods to leak into your blood stream. It can also prevent the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. This can cause inflammation within the body which, can result in autoimmune disease.

Chronic Viral Infections

Throughout your life, you’ve been exposed to a variety of viral infections including, the flu, chickenpox, HPV (human papillomavirus), and mononucleosis, to name a few. Once contracted, they can stay with you for the rest of your life, going in and out of dormant states. Chickenpox is a classic example. We get chickenpox, deal with the symptoms, and then it will go dormant and can live within our nerves for decades. As we age, and our immune system’s ability to protect our body decreases, the chickenpox virus can resurface as shingles.
Scientists have long suspected that viruses may be linked to the development of autoimmune disorders. Some people are simply better able to tolerate the low-level viruses than others. If you’re a person who is not able to tolerate the viruses, or if your immune system is otherwise compromised, it can trigger the hyperimmune state that leads to autoimmune dysfunction.

Toxicity

In today’s world, toxicity is a big problem. Toxicity levels in our environment and within our bodies are on the rise. We are exposed to toxins in the air we breathe, water we drink and on the foods that we eat. Additionally, many of the products in our home are made from chemicals whose health impact has not been fully tested and may have a severe negative impact.

In some instances, toxic exposure can damage or alter your body on the cellular level. These changes create cellular miscommunication to the extent that your body mistakes these cells as foreign tissue and attacks them. In other cases, the effect is less direct, causing chronic inflammation which, leads to hyperimmunity.

Nutrient Deficiencies

When the body does not have the proper amount of key nutrients as fuel, it cannot function properly. Fortunately, Miskawaan tests for nutrient deficiencies that are contributing to many of the autoimmune conditions.

Another factor to consider is the difference between “normal” and “optimal” levels of any nutrient. When testing a population for vitamin and mineral levels, the results of thousands of individuals are charted. Researchers will use that data to determine the “normal” level of nutrients across the population which can include unhealthy people. These results indicate that nutrient concentration levels considered low would be seen as “normal.” Moreover, research shows that the “optimal” levels of nutrients are much higher than “normal” levels. At Miskawaan we recommend optimal levels for vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and healthy fats.

How the MHG Autoimmune Program Works

The goal is to balance the function of the immune system. There’s a reason why the immune system is not functioning properly and Miskawaan works to uncover and correct those reasons.

The Miskawaan approach will treat the gastrointestinal system by removing opportunistic microorganisms which can be viral, bacteria, parasites, fungus (candida) and other toxic waste products. Then we support repopulating the gut with good bacteria (flora), digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid (HCL) as needed. Repairing the gut damage is done by reducing inflammation and healing permeable (Leaky) gut by natural therapies. We rebalance the immune system by treating the root of the problem by using a multi-faceted approach that includes healthy diet changes, lifestyle modification, detox therapies, mind-body therapy, stress reduction therapy and targeted supplementation.

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Where You Can Go to Receive Treatment

Miskawaan Health Group is a network of clinics and wellness centers in Asia and Europe. Depending on your individual circumstances, the expert medical team will recommend to either visit one of our out-patient centres in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Vienna or Ludwigsberg (Germany) or visit our residential facilities in Bangkok and Koh Samui (Thailand)

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What Is Included in the MHG Autoimmune Program

  • Medical consultation and individualized care plan
  • Innovative infection testing and blood testing to assess optimal blood levels
  • IV therapies based on medical consultation
  • Mind-body wellness assessment and therapy
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Peptide Therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Continuum of care plan – long term health support
  • Luxurious pool villa accommodations
  • Personalized organic meals, snacks and beverages
  • Personal training
  • Educational classes
  • Meditation classes
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Access to all facilities and scheduled activities
  • Airport transfers
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How the MHG Autoimmune Program Will Impact Your Lifestyle

Reversing and halting the effects of autoimmune disease often requires various therapies and lifestyle modification. Some autoimmune conditions can take longer than others to treat depending of the type and severity. During your program at MHG, you will learn how to introduce and embrace new healthier ways of living to prevent autoimmune conditions from coming back.

Miskawaan Health Group is an innovative functional medicine clinic which treats the root cause of illness using natural and integrative therapies. Our experienced medical doctors use cutting edge diagnostics and sophisticated integrative therapies to help you achieve your health goals as quickly as possible.

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To make an appointment for any of our comprehensive diagnostics or for a private consultation with our doctors, please fill in your preferences in the booking options below.

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To make an appointment for any of our comprehensive diagnostics or for a private consultation with our doctors, please fill in your preferences in the booking options below.

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