I have heard of the Antibiotic therapy, minocyclin is used. I heard a lot of people been cured by it, not just scleroderma, but all the auto immune. I will say it does not work for everyone, know someone who did the protocol but it didnt work for her sadly. Personal choice is what I believe in. Do the immune suppresants etc if thats what you want. Do the Antibiotics (Dr Brown I think discovered), Eat well, go do shots at a bar, do whatever you want to fight this battle your way. She may be cured, hope so, but this disease can come bite ya hard when you aren't looking. I will say one thing, when I was pregnant, felt the best in years, my ana went right down. Somewhere in that pregnancy is an answer. I lost 5, but every pregnancy wow did my body feel like I was scleroderma free. I wonder if others felt this too.