Autoimmune and Allergies

Allergies and autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks the body, which ends up concentrating all of its energy on fighting often harmless threats and gives rise to responses such as skin rashes, inflammation, generalized or localized inflammation in joints or organs.

However, allergies and autoimmune diseases are different. Sometimes, the body interprets the signals as if it were an allergenic process when in reality it is not. Allergies respond to external factors like dust or pollen that the immune system sees as threats. Autoimmune conditions respond to internal situations that trigger the action of the immune system: which it confuses with a threat, even when they are essential functions for the normal functioning of the body.

In an autoimmune response, tissue destruction can occur. With allergies, the immune system overreacts to harmless allergens.

How do we work at Shift Care?

Our investment and focus is on the individual. In our method, we think of the person as a whole: we make a prior assessment, plan the treatment and intervene, combining the areas that, together or individually, best respond to the needs of one.

Thus fulfilling our mission to provide people of all ages and lifestyles with tools to balance body, mind and emotions.

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Autoimmune diseases and allergy symptoms

Allergies: allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria/hives, anaphylaxis, sinusitis and otitis media

Autoimmune diseases that affect multiple organ systems: lupus, HIV

Arthritis: ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis or Reiter’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis

Autoimmune disorders that affect the hormone producing organs: diabetes – 1, autoimmune pancreatitis, Hashimoto’s disease

Autoimmune disorders affecting the skin: scleroderma, , psoriasis, vitiligo

Autoimmune disorders that affect nerves: multiple sclerosis

Autoimmune disorders affecting the gastrointestinal system: autoimmune hepatitis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease

doenças auto-imunes e sintomas de alergia

What specialties are indicated?

Chinese medicine

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