Healing the body

Allergies

In some ways PsychoNoetics started with allergies. I have always had allergies and the physical healing part of my work started when I became trained as an NAET * practitioner.

(*Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, an allergy therapy based on a kinesiological diagnosis and acupuncture or acupressure therapy clearing.)

Allergies are the hardest things to heal. This is because they are not a disease state in themselves, but rather a healthy, defense mechanism run wild. An allergy starts with the association of a toxic stimulus with one or more innocuous ones. These associations create a category of stimuli that your immune system recognizes and reacts to as toxic and threatening. Thereafter, whenever these formerly innocuous stimuli are encountered, the body defends against them as if they are identical to the associated toxin. They have become allergens!

This kind of associative learning is not only normal; it is essential to our survival. It is what teaches us to unthinkingly avoid putting our hand in the fire or reflexively put our foot on the brake when the light turns red. Despite being normal, allergies can make our lives miserable and in extreme cases, endanger our health.

Associative learning is not only the way allergies form; it is the way they spread. For instance, many of us lose the enzyme to digest milk when we get out of infancy, but though it gives us indigestion, we like a plate of ice cream for desert. When we eat it after other foods, however, the toxicity of the undigested milk can associate with these other foods, and they can become "allergized".

Unlearning Allergies

So we don't heal an allergy, rather we unlearn it; we reverse the processes by which the allergy has been learned. When you come to me with an allergic reaction, I investigate what you have become allergic to, and then clear not only the reaction itself, but also the allergic associations and the way in which the immune system is triggered.

Even then, allergies cannot always be cleared permanently. They tend to come back. In much the same way as they were originally learned; they are re-learned. So sometimes the best you can do is manage your allergies, clearing or deconstructing them when they become bothersome.*

*When I first started working as an NAET practitioner, I was frustrated by the fact that some of my patients would regain their allergies, and I suspected that I was doing something wrong. However in time, I had the opportunity to treat people who were initially treated by very advanced practitioners and they too had relapsed. This motivated me to change my approach from allergy elimination to allergy management.

All allergies can be cleared. However, that does not mean you can come to tolerate exposure to every substance. Some so-called allergies are really incompatibilities or even toxins, and exposure to them will not only create a defensive reaction, but also "allergize" other substances that are associated with them.

Allergy clearing and allergy management

I offer two related services insofar as allergies are concerned.

  1. I do distant healing/clearing of allergies, clearing as many as you can tolerate in one session (usually two or three).
  2. I teach people how to diagnose and clear their allergies themselves so that they can manage them when they come back, and gradually become independent of my services. I encourage all my clients who have allergies to partake in the allergy clearing workshops that I offer periodically via telephone conference. As we clear allergies together, your bodymind starts to learn how to do it, and soon you develop the ability to clear on your own.

Ingestant allergies

  • Food allergies and incompatibilities
  • Drug allergies
  • Vitamin and supplement allergies

Environmental allergies

  • Pollen allergies, hay fever
  • Mold allergies
  • Allergies to cats and other animals
  • Smoke allergies
  • Exhaust and hydrocarbon allergies
  • Chemical allergies
  • Other environmental allergies

Contactant allergies

  • Allergies to metal
  • Latex allergies
  • Wool and other fabric allergies
  • Allergies to cosmetics

Emotional allergies

Sometimes we can become sensitized to a situation or even a person and have an allergic, defense response like sneezing or hives

Multiple chemical sensitivities

Sometimes, usually because of severe or chronic exposure to toxins, a person will develop multiple chemical sensitivities.  This means that an exposure that would not impact an ordinary, healthy person, even one that has allergies, impacts them severely.  People of multiple chemical sensitivities go into full-blown allergy attacks at the slightest provocation, a whiff of perfume, the exhaust from a passing car, wet cement across the street, going into a room that has been recently painted, anything at all.

These people also tend to form additional allergies at the drop a hat.  In many cases, this is because they are in an ongoing, toxic state, and their bodies have to be detoxified.

In every case, as in all severe allergies, the immune system has also been weakened and the adrenals exhausted.  The treatment for this is complex.  In addition to unlearning the allergies and detoxification, energy healing, glandular, herbal and vitamin supplements, and biomagnets can all used to support and restore adrenal and immune system function.

If you are already working with a holistic physician, I am happy to engage as part of your healing team.

Autoimmune disorders

Sometimes people who are prone to allergies and in particular, people with multiple chemical sensitivities, also develop autoimmune disorders. This is when a part of your body becomes misidentified as an alien substance and your immune system starts to reject it. Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, and type 1 diabetes are just three examples of this widespread problem. The treatment for autoimmune disorders is similar to the treatment for multiple chemical sensitivities, i.e., identifying and unlearning the specific allergic reactions, detoxification, and supporting adrenal and immune system function. However, the parts of your body that have been impacted by an autoimmune reaction, glands, organs, joints, even the nervous system, may also need attention. These will begin to heal themselves after the autoimmune reaction is cleared, but may also need healing, supplements or more conventional rehabilitation practices. Furthermore, in the cases where joint, organ, glandular, neural structures have been significantly impaired, major medical intervention and support is indicated, e.g., insulin or knee replacement. For a more complete list of autoimmune diseases I refer you to a List of Autoimmune Diseases from Wikipedia.

List of Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases

Diseases with a complete or partial autoimmune etiology:

 

Accepted

The "Mesh" column lists those conditions that are classified as autoimmune by the MeSH system.

Name MeSH? ICD-10 Description
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) yes G04.0 is a form of encephalitis caused by an autoimmune reaction and typically occurring a few days or weeks after a viral infection or a vaccination.
Addison's disease yes E27 is often caused by autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex.
Ankylosing spondylitis yes M08.1, M45. is a chronic, painful, progressive inflammatory arthritis primarily affecting spine and sacroiliac joints, causing eventual fusion of the spine.
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) yes D68.8 affects the blood-clotting process. It causes blood clots to form in veins and/or arteries.
Aplastic anemia no D60 is often caused by an autoimmune attack on the bone marrow.
Autoimmune hepatitis no K75.9 is a disorder wherein the liver is the target of the body's own immune system.
Autoimmune Oophoritis no N70 is a disorder in which the immune system attacks the female reproductive organs.
Celiac disease no K90.0 is a disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the proximal portion of the small intestine caused by exposure to certain dietary gluten proteins.
Crohn's disease no K50 is a form of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. Major symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea. There is also a theory that Crohn's Disease is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis.
Diabetes mellitus type 1 yes E10 when it is characterized by a deficiency or absence of insulin production (Type I), is often the consequence of an autoimmune attack on the insulin-producing beta cells in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas.
Gestational pemphigoid no O26.4 is a pregnancy-related blistering condition where autoantibodies are directed against the skin.
Goodpasture's syndrome yes M31.0 is a disease characterised by rapid destruction of the kidneys and haemorrhaging of the lungs through autoimmune reaction against an antigen found in both organs.
Graves' disease yes E05.0 is the most common form of hyperthyroidism, and is caused by anti-thyroid antibodies that have the effect of stimulating (agonist) the thyroid into overproduction of thyroid hormone.
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) yes G61.0 is an acquired immune-mediated inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system (i.e., not the brain and spinal column). It is also called acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis, acute idiopathic polyneuritis and Landry's ascending paralysis.
Hashimoto's disease yes E06.3 is a common form of hypothyroidism, characterised by initial inflammation of the thyroid, and, later, dysfunction and goiter. There are several characteristic antibodies (e.g., anti-thyroglobulin).
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura yes D69.3 is an autoimmune disease where the body produces anti-platelet antibodies resulting in a low platelet count
Kawasaki's Disease no M30.3 is often caused by an autoimmune attack on the arteries around the heart.
Lupus erythematosus yes L93, M32 is a chronic (long-lasting) autoimmune disease wherein the immune system, for unknown reasons, becomes hyperactive and attacks normal tissue. This attack results in inflammation and brings about symptoms. This is a "Non-organ-specific" type of autoimmune disease.
Multiple sclerosis yes G35 is a disorder of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) characterised by decreased nerve function due to myelin loss and secondary axonal damage.
Myasthenia gravis yes G70.0 is a disorder of neuromuscular transmission leading to fluctuating weakness and fatigue. Weakness is caused by circulating antibodies that block (antagonist) acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction.
Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) n/a n/a is a neurological disorder that appears to the result of an autoimmune attack on the nervous system. Symptoms include opsoclonus, myoclonus, ataxia, intention tremor, dysphasia, dysarthria, mutism, hypotonia, lethargy, irritability or malaise. About half of all OMS cases occur in association with neuroblastoma.
Optic neuritis no H46 is an inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause a complete or partial loss of vision.
Ord's thyroiditis n/a n/a is a thyroiditis similar to Hashimoto's disease, except that the thyroid is reduced in size. In Europe, this form of thyroid inflammation is more common than Hashimoto's disease.
Pemphigus yes L10 is an autoimmune disorder that causes blistering and raw sores on skin and mucous membranes.
Pernicious anaemia no D51.0 is an autoimmune disorder characterised by anaemia due to malabsorption of vitamin B12
Polyarthritis in dogs n/a n/a is an immune reaction severely affecting the joints of dogs. Although rare and of unknown cause it can render a dog immobile even at a very young age. Treatment includes cortisone-type drugs.
Primary biliary cirrhosis no K74.3 appears to be an autoimmune disease that affects the biliary epithelial cells (BECs) of the small bile duct in the liver. Although the cause is yet to be determined, most of the patients (>90%) appear to have auto-mitochondrial antibodies (AMAs) against pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC), an enzyme that is found in the mitochondria.
Rheumatoid arthritis yes M05-M06 is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack the bone joints.
Reiter's syndrome no M02 seems to be an autoimmune attack[citation needed] on various body systems in response to a bacterial infection and the body's confusion over the HLA-B27 marker
Sjögren's syndrome yes M35.0 is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva.
Takayasu's arteritis no M31.4 is a disorder that results in the narrowing of the lumen of arteries.
Temporal arteritis (also known as "giant cell arteritis") yes M31.5 is an inflammation of blood vessels, most commonly the large and medium arteries of the head. Untreated, the disorder can lead to significant vision loss.
Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia n/a D59.1 is a disorder characterized by IgM attack against red blood cells
Wegener's granulomatosis no M31.3 is a form of vasculitis that affects the lungs, kidneys and other organs.

Suspected

Diseases suspected or theorized to be linked to autoimmunity are: Additional Autoimmune Diseases: Autoimmune inner ear disease AIED
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