Autoimmune Diseases

Somatic Experiencing® is not just a technique; Shelia Kuhn, the founder of the Center for Mind-Body Healing has successfully used it to recover from her autoimmune disorder.

Shelia’s mentor and inspiration, Dr. Lori A. Parker, also used Somatic Experiencing® to rid herself of her autoimmune disorder symptoms and restore balance to her Autonomic Nervous System, also known as the stress control mechanism.

Shelia was diagnosed with Graves Disease (the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid), and was told there was no cure, only help for the physical and mental symptoms through surgery and medication. She declined both and began working with an SE® Practitioner, which rid her of the physical symptoms and restored greater balance to her autonomic nervous system.

If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, we urge you to get your autonomic nervous system (ANS) checked by having an HRV test conducted. If your ANS is not functioning properly, Somatic Experiencing® is an effective non-medication, non-surgical method that can help restore balance to the ANS.

Autoimmune disorders are not fully understood by the medical community, which means that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask your doctor questions, or to educate them on what you’ve discovered about your own health. Feel empowered to help your health care practitioners find the best way to restore your own health, on all levels.

We’ve added an excerpt below from a 73-page e Book written by Dr. Lori A. Parker, entitled “Shock Trauma, autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction & Autoimmune Syndromes: What’s the Connection? We hope this raises the awareness of what is actually considered an autoimmune disease. If you are interested in purchasing the full e Book, click here.

Though current literature states that there are anywhere from 80-100 diseases that belong in the category of “autoimmune disease,” there is controversy surrounding which diseases should be placed in this category and which should not. I have listed here only the autoimmune syndromes that most researchers agree have an autoimmune component. I have also included a few more syndromes at the bottom of this list that researchers believe might have an autoimmune component. Neither list is exhaustive.

  • Addison’s Disease
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arteritis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diabetes Insipidus
  • Autoimmune Endometriosis
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Hemophilia
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Interstitial Cystitis
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
  • Autoimmune Myocarditis
  • Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia
  • Autoimmune Urticaria
  • Autoimmune Vasculitis
  • Autoimmune Eye Disease
  • Autoimmune Neuropathies
  • Autoimmune Ophoritis
  • Autoimmune Uveitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Graves Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Herpes Gestationis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • IgA Neuropathy
  • Lupus
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myastheia Gravis
  • Paraneoplastic Autoimmune Syndrome
  • Pemphigus
  • Pemphigus Anemia
  • Polyendocrine Deficiency Syndrome
  • Primary Glomerulonephritis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Sympathetic Ophthalmitis
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Following are some conditions that researchers believe may be autoimmune or have an autoimmune subtype, but it is unclear or controversial.

  • Wegener’s Granulomatosis
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Lyme Disease
  • Peyronie’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hungtington’s Disease
  • Autism
  • Syndenham Chorea
  • Rasmussen’s Encephalitis
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Diabetes

If you are suffering from any of these diseases, or experiencing any other form of “dis-ease”, please call for a 15-minute consultation before making an appointment for Somatic Experiencing®. Please call 949-400-5951.

For more information on Dr. Lori A. Parker and her books, please click here.