An autoimmune disease like Hashimoto's, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis occur when the central nervous system mistakes the body’s own tissues as foreign, thereby attacking itself. Defining terms, an autoimmune reaction is not that different than an allergic reaction. Allergies involve an abnormal immune system reaction to something that is normal (cats, dogs, pollen, ragweed) but is external to the body. When the body moves away from the allergen, the system realizes and shuts the reaction off. An auto immune reaction is the same but with a substance that is internal, not external. Because the body can't escape, the reaction becomes progressively worse.
Conventional treatment attempts to lower the immune system so that it becomes less efficient at attacking itself. The obvious issue is that a compromised immune system opens the door to a myriad of other problems. The key is Immune System Regulation. In simplest terms, this means allowing the immune system to realize that it is attacking itself, helping identify self-tissue and regulating the system to act more normally.
It is almost 100% that you find some sort of digestive problem including leaky gut syndrome in autoimmune conditions. This is of massive importance to be found and corrected if any healing is to occur.
Genetic expression: The old days of thinking we are slaves to our genetics are over. A new science called epigenetics has been discovered which simply states that these genes that cause problems can be present but “turned off” and something will happen to “turn them on".
Environmental stress: This is usually what causes epigenetic genes to turn on. Removing toxic buildup, organic toxins like bacteria or viral infections and increasing blood and lymphatic flow has to occur in order to get genetics to return to normal and healthy functional states.