Who doesn’t have a runny nose right now?
In the cold season, you hear coughing and sneezing everywhere. If you’ve been out in the cold too long, you can catch a bladder infection, and if you’ve been exposed to cold wind, you can catch a stiff neck. Everyone knows a colleague who is sick right now, or maybe you are affected yourself?
But does it all have to be? Why are we so susceptible in the winter? And what helps us stabilize and strengthen our immune system?
… causes the body to expend a great deal of energy in order to maintain the body at its functional temperature of 37° Celsius. This weakens the body in general, which particularly affects the peripheral zones. Fingers and feet are therefore more often cold, the nose and for many who also sit in the cold, the bladder become more susceptible to disease due to the cold. This is because the cold leads to constricted vessels, which in turn means that less blood flows, fewer nutrients are exchanged and foreign bodies can penetrate more easily. But fortunately there is still our immune system.
A highliy complex system
Our immune system is a highly complex system that protects us from foreign bodies invading us or even gaining the upper hand. These can be, for example, environmental toxins, viruses, bacteria, parasites and much more. To protect us, there are many different protective and defensive systems, first and foremost our skin and our digestive secretions and organs, such as the saliva in our mouth, the gastric acid in our stomach, the intestinal flora with its defense centers, the Pyersian plaques and the almost unimaginable number of bacteria that live in our intestines. In the body there are our spleen, lymph nodes and the white blood cells, the leukocytes, which can be subdivided again into some other departments and ensure that invaded harmful pathogens do not gain the upper hand, but are escorted out again.
A key organ for immune defense…
… is definitely our spleen, because the special units of the cellular immune defense are multiplied there: the B- and T-lymphocytes (a part of the leukocytes mentioned above), which are particularly important so that harmful bacteria and viruses do not disturb the balance of all beneficial bacteria living in the body. In addition, it is a storage organ for the monocytes, the large phagocytes, which also belong to the leukocytes. These are the cells that clean up everything afterwards, after the harmful bacteria have had to make acquaintance with the special units.
To shorten the whole thing a bit: if you want to be disease-resistant in winter, you need a well-functioning system on all levels, but especially a healthy spleen.
Helping the spleen get going
Dr. Inrgid Fonk is the founder of the Immune System Test (IST), a further development of electro-acupuncture (diagnostics) according to Dr. R. Voll. She recognized that the spleen has a key function in the therapy and prevention of diseases, since it is here that access to the basic regulatory system, our immune system, is best achieved. To achieve this, the primary goal in IST is to establish basic balance. This means systematically locating all foreign bodies that interfere with the spleen and introducing them as nosodes into the test setup. These are first and foremost dental materials, bacteria and viruses. Once the basic balance has been achieved, one can turn to special questions, because the access via the spleen is free. Now it is possible to find harmful intestinal parasites, dental lesions and especially bacteria harmful to the nervous system.
The therapy of the immune system
When all disturbing factors have been found and the whole system is balanced, the therapy begins. Here, each patient receives individually composed medications, the so-called IST coplexes, which are prescribed by the therapist. This is a mixture of the individually found nosodes and homeopathic remedies, which complete the IST complex in a connecting, supporting or discharging way. In addition, medications for the lymph, liver or intestines are often prescribed to promote the elimination.
What it takes now…
…is patience. With bacteria and immune system, everyone immediately thinks of antibiotics and their very fast and often lasting effect, unfortunately often with very destructive consequences for the intestinal flora. IST therapy, on the other hand, has exactly the opposite effect. It alerts the body’s immune system through the nosodes to exactly those substances that disturb the system, thus helping to eliminate them and bring the body back into balance. It works gently and sustainably without damaging consequences for the intestinal flora, but usually takes longer to do so. This is not to say that IST cannot also be an excellent help in acute illnesses, but if you want to free your immune system from old burdens and really strengthen it in the long term, you have to have some time and patience. But this pays off, because the freer the immune system is from old burdens, the better it can concentrate on its task and acutely ensure that you stay healthy, even if a little more stress should come your way!
You want to strengthen your immune system sustainably and be treated by IST? Or do you still have questions? Then contact me gladly at praxis@weber-heilpraktiker-
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Important note: The treatment methods mentioned in my blogs originate from empirical medicine. The majority of these established, medical therapy methods have not yet been sufficiently scientifically validated according to the principles of evidence-based medicine (orthodox medicine). In particular, randomized, controlled studies or comprehensive meta-analyses do not yet exist. A success of the empirical medical therapy forms cannot be guaranteed in every treatment case.