Auto Immune disease is as difficult to get a handle on in Chinese Medicine as it is in Western Medicine. Part of the problem is that in the 20th Century even Chinese Medicine practitioners will know auto immune through a Western lens. Despite this classical theory and fundamental principles can be applied to great effect for patients suffering from auto immune diseases.
But while a corticoid steroid may start to work in a few hours or days, Chinese herbs can take weeks and months to see results. This is a strength as well because we would like to think we are also creating long term treatment even if we have no “cure”.
That being said we see a lot of autoimmune as Yin deficiency.