In addition to medications and other doctor-administered medical care, a large and growing number of people are turning to other healing practices in an attempt to improve their health. These diverse therapies are used either with conventional medicine (complementary) or instead of conventional medicine (alternative). Learn more about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for lupus.
Read Complementary & Alternative Treatments for Lupus, an article from Lupus Now Magazine, for more information about CAM.
Before you add herbs, dietary supplements, or vitamins to your diet, discuss the decision with your doctor, as these products may interact with drugs used to treat lupus. Dietary supplements should never be used to replace medicines prescribed to control lupus symptoms or medication side effects.