“Current immune-suppressing drugs are associated with side effects and not effective for all patients. Bioelectronic medicine may provide a therapeutic alternative. Dr. Aranow and our team recently conducted the first clinical trial in bioelectronic medicine with patients living with lupus and found that vagus nerve stimulation significantly reduced their pain and fatigue without the side effects associated with drugs used in lupus treatment. These results should encourage additional work to expand the range of treatment options for lupus patients previously without recourse.”

Kevin J. Tracey, MD, President and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research