Lupus is a complex and poorly understood condition that affects many parts of the body and causes symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening.
Types of lupus
There are some types of lupus that just affect the skin – such as discoid lupus erythematosus and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Some medications can also cause lupus-like side effects.
However, the term “lupus” is most often used to describe a more severe form of the condition called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which can affect many parts of the body, including the skin, joints and internal organs.
Symptoms range from mild to severe, and many people will have long periods with few or no symptoms before experiencing a sudden flare-up, where their symptoms are particularly severe.
Even mild cases can be distressing and have a considerable impact on a person’s quality of life.
SLE can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on the areas of the body that are affected. The most common symptoms are:
-fatigue (extreme tiredness)
-rashes – particularly on the face, wrists and hands
-joint pain and swelling
As the symptoms of SLE can be similar to several other conditions, many of which are more common, it can be difficult to diagnose.
If you have persistent or troublesome symptoms that you think could be caused by SLE, you should see your medical professional so they can try to determine the cause.
If you have to drink more than one capsule a day, spread them over the course of the day, never more than two capsules at a time. Spreading the capsules throughout the day assists the body with proper absorption. Always good to have a very small snack/fruit before drinking capsules.
Topically apply the following:
Spinal Therapy 100ml 20 drops over the spine, both morning and evening
Frankincense/Myrrh Blend 10-15 drops over the affected areas on the skin, as needed
The following pure essential oils, 2-3 drops each, can also be mixed with body butter to be used topically on affected skin areas:
For systemic inflammation the following:
Oil Pulling Method
Swish 1 Tablespoon, daily, for about 5 minutes (gradually work up to 10 or 20 minutes). Don’t do it vigorously since you’ll be doing it for far longer than you are used to and your jaw will get tired. Gently swirl the oil around your mouth and suck it through the spaces between your teeth. Make sure not to swallow any of it. When finished, spit the oil in the dustbin. Don’t spit it in the sink because when the oil thickens after cooling, it may clog up your pipes.
Use for: Cleansing and detoxifying the mouth; assisting with the following: tooth decay; restoring tooth nerves, inflammation, heavy metal detoxing; brain fog and cleansing the blood.
Omega-3 – EPA/DHA in fish is critical for reducing systemic inflammation. Take 1000 to 12000 milligrams daily.