Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is a chronic rheumatic disease that affects joints, muscles and many other parts of the body. It is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks normal tissues causing chronic inflammation.
In Ayurveda this is considered a chronic disease that affects the joints and muscles and reduces body immunity, causing degeneration of the tissues. When body tissues deteriorate and body immunity and strength reduces below a certain pointâ€”the body cannot fight the disease and an autoimmune disorder can occur, which can then spread to different systems in the body.
The primary aim of Ayurveda, when treating this kind of disorder is to restore body immunity so that the body can fight the disease itself. Ayurvedic treatment focuses on the person not the pathogenâ€”restoring strength and vitality to the immune system and the body before attacking the disease causing factors.