It's believed that 50 million people in the U.S. have an autoimmune disease (75% of whom are women). Yet, even though autoimmune disease (AD) is so prevalent, many people are confused and isolated after their diagnosis. Our hope for this Meetup is to provide a fun, open and interesting space for people to regularly meet to discuss their AD. It is *not* a traditional support group in the sense that it's a therapeutic space with a professional moderator. Your organizers are two licensed acupuncturists who themselves have AD, and see a large need for more cooperative groups like this one.