Hi, this is Heather Kamins for Expert Village.
Lupus is a complicated disease. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about
it and really no two people have it exactly the same way, no two cases are exactly the
same. It makes since that there are different types of medicine that could help different
people. Some alternative treatments include acupuncture and herbs, different nutritional
approaches, meditation. There are a lot of different things you can try. The most important
thing if you are going to try one of these therapies is to make sure you have a practitioner
who is licensed and that you references so that you know that they are reputable. It’s
also important to coordinate with your doctor about any other types of therapies you are
doing especially if it involves taking herbs or other supplements or changing you diet.
A lot more doctors are becoming receptive to alternative treatments and you just want
to make sure that everyone is aware of what everyone else is doing.