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Acupuncture has the ability to calm the patient's immune system and reduce its sensitivity to foods, emotional, or environmental triggers that can make the autoimmune disorders worse. Acupuncture can stabilize the progression of such conditions and improve the quality of life of so may autoimmune disorders' sufferers. Please check the Pubmed article below.
Certain acupuncture points like LI-4, UB-11, UB-47, GB-39, LI-11 or DU-14 can calm the hyperactive immune system, to prevent or reduce severe attacks.
Some acupuncture points can improve the underactive immune system like ST-36, SP-6.
Most of the times the acupuncture practitioner will choose appropriate points based on the TCM differentiation to best help the patients who suffer from auto-immune disorders like ALS, MS, RA, PA, Diabetes and so forth.
Chinese Herbal medicine can also be used in addition to Acupuncture for autoimmune disorders. Certain Chinese herbs have immune system regulating function and anti-cancer functions. They are usually used in a formula prescribed by a TCM practitioner.
Please see the following PUBMED articles on MS & ALS. There numerous research articles done on different auto-immune disorders, cancer and so forth with regards to Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.