An immune disorder is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders.
Normally the immune system's white blood cells help protect the body from harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood or tissues from another person or species. The immune system produces antibodies that destroy these harmful substances.
In patients with an autoimmune disorder, the immune system can't tell the difference between healthy body tissue and antigens. The result is an immune response that destroys normal body tissues. This response is a hypersensitivity reaction similar to the response in allergic conditions.
In allergies, the immune system reacts to an outside substance that it normally would ignore. With autoimmune disorders, the immune system reacts to normal body tissues that it would normally ignore.
The most common are a host of immune system related conditions which are not communicable and appear to lack any specific microbial cause. These include asthma, food and pollen allergies, mould, dust and chemical allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, type one diabetes, and a host of other conditions including chronic arterial inflammation, which is considered a more important causative factor in heart attacks and strokes than cholesterol. While the symptoms of these conditions vary enormously, all of these conditions have one thing in common: all are the results of the immune system targeting the wrong enemy. Instead of confining their vicious attack (inflammation) to the dangerous micro-organisms that truly endanger our lives, the white blood cells and cellular battle chemicals of the immune system exhaust us in a futile assault either upon harmless pollens or food proteins, or on the very cells of our own bodies. Read the list again of these conditions. Notice that all of them are growing rapidly in western civilization. All may be regarded as pandemic. I will demonstrate how the technology of hypnotherapy can help defeat this growing pandemic and restore our immune system to its proper function. Given the emerging dangers of real pathogens, such as bird flu, TB, and other drug resistant organisms that could readily overwhelm billions in this crowded, fast moving world, our immune system must be prepared for the real battles that lie ahead!
I do not attempt to spell out the complete etiology (symptoms and signs) of this wide variety of diseases, or to summarize the wide variety of treatments available through medical science. While the hypnotic approaches I use have good success with many clients, there are none that can be guaranteed successful for all clients. They are no substitute for proper medical treatment when called for. These methods are at best a powerful adjunct to medical treatment, dietary changes, and a proper program of exercise, rest, and healthy relationships and lifestyle. Examples of Autoimmune Disorders
Autoimmune diseases that affect multiple organ systems
Acquired Autoimmune Disorders caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is also seen. Infection with HIV causes destruction of the immune system leading to damage to several organ systems and tissues.
Autoimmune diseases affecting the blood and blood vessels
Polyarteritis nodosa –
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome leading to damage to blood vessels
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) .
Autoimmune diseases affecting the gastrointestinal system
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – this condition leads to severe and chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the commonest forms of IBD.
Primary biliary cirrhosis
So what causes an Autoimmune Disorder? Modern Western medicine is fantastic at understanding and describing the mechanics of action of an autoimmune disease. However, EVERY knowledgeable Doctor will admit they have no idea as to what causes an autoimmune disorder to appear at a stage / age / event in a persons life. The reason they don't know is that they are educated and taught to look only at the physical aspects and testing of any and all diseases / disorders. What is missed, and what is not given the proper respect is the emotional / psychological causation to a physical disease. The body cannot attack itself without the relevant instruction from the control room, the subconscious mind. The big question to ask the subconscious mind is WHY NOW? How can hypnosis help? With hypnosis we can directly access the subconscious and explore the underlying reasons for the attack on the body. There is no set protocol for this as everyone is different. However, one of the most common reasons for the body being attacked is that we are not listening to it, we are so involved in our day to day stresses of life that we ignore what our minds are trying to tell us. So how else can our minds get us to notice its message? By creating a physical manifestation for us to take notice. With hypnosis we can reconnect to our subconscious and LISTEN to what it is saying. Once the emotional / psychological causation is found then the message has been heard and there is no reason for the physical attack to continue once we act upon that message. The other times we react physically are simply because an external stressor has been introduced which our bodies haven't seen before and we suddenly react in a way that we call an allergy. It's our bodies way of saying "I have no idea if this is friend or foe!". Under hypnosis we can reassure the body that the external stressor is a friend and to save it's energy for a real threat. I specialise in the management and treatment of autoimmune disorders. When the current western medical paradigm doesn't know how to improve your condition then it's deemed incurable. With my experience, it's often a wise thought to question that statement as even though it maybe incurable, hypnosis can help to control the symptoms so you lead a more comfortable life.