Natural and Alternative Scleroderma Treatment Options

Scleroderma Treatment {introduction}

Scleroderma is a disease characterized by the abnormal growth of connective tissue, which support the body's organs. Derived from the Greek meaning "hard skin," there are two forms of scleroderma: localized and systemic. Localized scleroderma is limited to the connective tissue in the skin and underlying muscle, and causes sections of skin to become discolored and hard. Systemic scleroderma not only affects the skin but also blood vessels and major organs. This form of the disease can cause the onset of Raynaud's Disease (a condition in which the blood vessels in the body constrict in response to temperature change or stress); the appearance of small, red patches on the face and hands; a dysfunctional esophagus; the formation of calcium deposits in the connective tissues; impaired kidney function; and other symptoms.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Scleroderma.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Scleroderma

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".


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Herbal Formulas

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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Scleroderma related articles

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Forum posts related to Scleroderma

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  • Mandycapable's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 09/29/2013 - 7:47pm
    Contributor ~ Mandycapable

    I have both kinds of scleroderma and they're very aggressive. I am severely disabled for three years and am 33 years old. I find this disease is relentless and nothing reverses it. Diet can make it accelerate but even a strict macrobiotic...

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    Acupuncture Points for Scleroderma

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Scleroderma

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Scleroderma

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Scleroderma

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Scleroderma Medical Information

    Western herbs for Scleroderma

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

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    Scleroderma - Western Medicine Information

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