Sarcoidosis is by nature an autoimmune disease but most people don’t truly understand what this means. By the end of this article, you will learn about the background of the disease as well as what the natural treatment options are. Towards the end of the article we will look into recent developments that offer hope to those who suffer from sarcoidosis.
In autoimmune disease, the body activates the immune system and puts it in “combat formation” to fight a non-existent enemy. It ends up causing damage to its own cells through inflammation.
So, what are the natural treatment options?
In Florence Italy, a study was conducted on the use of melatonin to treat sarcoidosis. After the 2 years case study, almost all patients have produced significant improvement and some were even symptoms-free.
What is Melatonin?
It is a hormone that our body naturally produces and it primarily regulates sleep. That is why its levels peaks at 2 am. Melatonin also scavenges free radicals, enhances the production of sex steroids and reduces tumor growth.
Controversy over the Safety of Melatonin in Autoimmune Diseases – This controversy is due to the fact that Melatonin actually, in its nature, boosts the immune system. Studies show that melatonin can inhibit cytokine production and reduce inflammation. Many researches are underway to look into whether its safe to use Melatonin in autoimmune disease.
Oil of Oregano
Over the years, it was proven time and time again that oil of oregano has a potent anti-inflammatory effect (due to the presence of the terpenes – a natural anti-inflammatory agent). It is used in massage to relieve joint aches and in inhaling steam treatments for the breathing ways.
The Ayurvedic treatment (Indian traditional medicine)
The Ayurvedic treatment of this condition is aimed at reducing the damage to the tissues and preventing complications from the resulting fibrosis. Some of the herbs that are used here include Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum).
Ayurveda also aims at improving the immune status of the body. Herbs used here are among others Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum).
Breakthrough in research
The problem with sarcoidosis is the lack of knowledge in modern medicine on the causes of the disease. But, lately, some exciting news has been reported on the discoveries of underlying chemical imbalance and causes. Based on this, a new holistic treatment protocol is fashioned with an amazing reported success rate.