Combine together the essential oils of Bergamot (3%), Bryony (3%), Eucalyptus (3%), Ginger (3%), Lavender (3%), Lemon Grass (3%), Rosemary (3%) and Tea Tree (3%) in a vegetable oil base (76%). Massage thoroughly over the surface of the skin. Additional essential oils that may also be used in various combinations include Camphor, Clove, Fennel, Juniper, Myrrh, Neroli and Pine.
Every physical disorder usually has a mental and/or emotional origin associated with it. In this particular case, the mental or emotional cause is as follows:
Feeling defenseless and hopeless. Nobody cares. A strong belief in not being good enough. Denial of the Self. Resentment of one's identity and expression.
Repeat the following healing affirmations (or new thought-patterns) at least 20 times, twice per day (preferably mornings and evenings):
From day to day, I am healthier in my body, mind and spirit in every way.
I love myself unconditionally, and I accept myself as I am.
I am relaxed, strong and healthy.
From day to day, I am more relaxed, healthier, stronger and happier.
I have a good, healthy defense system in my body.
All the systems in my body are working perfectly.
My immune system is perfectly balanced.
From day to day, my immune system, circulatory system and endocrine system are healthier and better in every way.
From day to day, each part of my body is stronger and healthier.
All of my body, mind and spirit is balanced and healthy.
I release all negatives from my life, and accept only the positive, healthy and good into myself.
I am at peace, and I am free.
The world is good, safe and friendly to me.
I love and forgive all of my past and present life.
I allow others to be themselves, and I am powerful and capable.
My world is filled with joy and happiness.
I am healthy and happy.
There are several techniques that employ cellular therapy in order to maintain a proper immune response. T- and B-cell therapy is a routine part of the treatment for auto-immune disorders. These cells are removed from the patient while their immune system is functioning normally (before allopathic therapy begins) and stored at extremely low temperatures. After the treatment, the cells are thawed and re-introduced into the patient in order to restore their immune system to "nearly normal" competence.
At this time, scientists are capable of cloning the T- and B-cells of animals. These cloned cells can be prepared in such a manner as to become capable of resisting a particular disease. The cloned cells are then re-injected into the animal where they augment the natural defense mechanisms by increasing the animal's resistance to infections, cancer and various other disease-causing agents (pathogens).
Future prospects for cellular therapy include the storage of young T-cells at extremely low temperatures, where they will remain alive and functioning in a dormant state for later use to increase the lifespan.
Radiate the following colors daily, one after the other, until the condition improves:
Orange -- 15 minutes
Green -- 15 minutes
Yellow -- 15 minutes
Professional Herbal Formula No.'s 2, 26, 38 or 45.
Professional Herbal Formula No.'s 11, 29, 41, 56, 58 or 65.
(SOURCE: The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook (Physical Disorders))
10 to 15 drops every 4 hours, or
as directed by your doctor.
3 to 5 drops every 4 hours, or
as directed by your doctor.
3 to 5 drops, twice a day, or
as directed by your doctor.
Many useful herbs possess significant antibiotic properties that are extremely effective against harmful microorganisms, including pathogenic bacteria, viruses and fungi. However, these herbs are much more than mere "natural" antibiotics, for all botanicals provide multi-purposeful activities due to their various combinations of medical properties and chemical constituents, each of which serves a specific function or activity in the body.
Many herbs display remarkable effects towards actual stimulation of the immune defense mechanisms, and modern research is currently upholding what herbal practitioners have known for thousands of years; namely, that herbs function harmoniously with all the bodily systems without the associated "contraindications" or side-effects characterized by syntehetic drug medication.
The primary goal of most natural practitioners is to utilize only those natural remedies that alter the course of the disease-process by strengthening and energizing the immune system and its defense mechanisms, as well as to instruct their patients on proper diet and lifestyle in order to avoid the various negative co-factors that exist in our environments.
Most of the botanicals utilized in auto-immune disorders can best be described as immune system modulators. In other words, they allow the body's natural immune responses to become more flexible when confronting various disease-conditions.
Immune system modulators comprise three different levels of phyto-pharmocological activity: (1) deep immune activation, (2) surface immune activation, and the use of (3) adaptogens (or hormonal modulators). Various chemical research indicates that certain botanicals impact the immunological process through the use of "deep immune activators" (chemical constitutents such as saponins and complex polysaccharides), which act as key components in the immunological role played by such plants. These immuno-modulators (or adjuvants) have a profound and significant effect upon the cellular foundations of the human immune response. They do not necessarily act as stimulants or inhibitors to the vastly complex processes of immunity, but rather somehow "nourish" the entire process. On the other hand, surface immune activation focuses primarily upon the resistance aspect of immunity, and specifically addresses the necessity for resisting the spread of pathogenic microorganisms. Many plant drugs contain anti-microbial properties that stimulate the production and increased activity of white blood cells known as T-lymphocytes (or T-cells), which utilize neutrophils in order to engulf and destroy such harmful microbes. Several of these same plants also act as adaptogens (or hormonal modulators) in order to interact with the hormonal modulation process of immune response by way of the adrenals and the general adaptation syndrome.
The three most widely used herbs by natural practitioners for enhancing the activities and functions of the immune response include Echinacea Root or Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia), Golden Seal Root (Hydrastis canadensis), and Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
This perennial plant is indigenous to the midwestern portion of the United States, and was formerly used by the Native American Indians as a blood purifier, analgesic, antiseptic, and specific remedy for the treatment of snakebites.
Recent research has indicated that this plant drug possesses significant immune-enhancing effects. Its primary chemical constituent (known as inulin, or natural insulin) is a specific activator for the alternative complement pathway, which is directly responsible for the increase of non-specific host defense mechanisms such as the neutralization of viruses and destruction of pathogenic bacteria, as well as for increasing the migration of white blood cells to specific areas of infection.
Echinacea has also been shown to increase levels of properdin in the body. This particular chemical compound is the body's own natural activator of the alternative complement pathway, and this double activation of complement may be greatly responsible for much of Echinacea's antibiotic and anti-cancer effects.
However, additional studies have indicated that this botanical possesses various other chemical constituents that exert profound and potent immuno-stimulatory effects, as well as an ability to activate the production and subsequent activity of a number of chemical mediators of immunity. The specific components responsible for these effects include various polysaccharides that are able to adhere to certain carbohydrate receptors located on the cellular surface of T-lymphocytes (or T-cells) and other white blood cells. This binding process results in non-specific T-cell activation, including the increased production and secretion of interferon and other immune system-potentiating compounds, which leads to significant anti-viral activities (such as activating the synthesis of various proteins that prevent the spread of viral infection). The resultant effect produces enhanced T-cell mitogenesis (reproduction), macrophage phagocytosis (the engulfment and destruction of pathogens or viruses), antibody binding, natural killer (NK) cell activity, and increased levels of circulating neutrophils (white blood cells that are primarily responsible for defending the organism against harmful microbes). Several other botanicals also possess these direct white blood cell-enhancing effects, specifically, Golden Seal Root (Hydrastis canadensis), Chinese or Korean Ginseng Root (Panax schinseng), Siberian Ginseng Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
Furthermore, extracts prepared from the root of Echinacea possess interferon-like effects and specific anti-viral activity against the viruses associated with influenza, herpes and vesicular stomatitis. Echinacea also prevents the spread of harmful organisms by its ability to inhibit the secretion of hyaluronidase. This particular enzyme is secreted by these microbes for the purpose of increasing the permeability of the surrounding connective tissue, and was formerly referred to as the "spreading factor".
Many of Echinacea's profound immune-enhancing effects are mediated by way of the thymus gland. Various other botanicals that provide this same interaction with the thymus include Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and European Mistletoe (Viscum album).
In addition to Echinacea, several other herbs have been shown to display many of these same effects; namely, extracts of Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), the Vetches( Astragalus spp.), Ligustrum lucidum and Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
This perennial herb is indigenous to the eastern portions of North America, and was also extensively employed by the Native Americans for a wide variety of disorders, including infections. The pharmacological activity of this botanical has been largely attributed to its high content of biologically active alkaloids (such as berberine, hydrastine and canadine). There is much documented evidence of the antibiotic and anti-microbial effects of these alkaloids. For example, berberine is effective against a wide range of harmful microbes, including Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Chlamydia spp., Corynebacterium diphtheria, Salmonella typhi, Vibrio cholerae, Diplococcus pneumonia and Candida albicans.
Golden Seal has displayed remarkable immuno-stimulatory effects, including its ability to increase the blood supply to the spleen, thereby promoting optimal activity of this organ (as well as the release of immuno-potentiating compounds). Furthermore, berberine has been indicated as a potent activator for increased macrophage activity for the purpose of engulfing and destroying pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and tumor cells.
In addition to Echinacea and Golden Seal, there are various other herbs that possess direct macrophage-enhancing capabilities, including Chinese or Korean Ginseng Root (Panax schinseng), Siberian Ginseng Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra). Furthermore, those herbs that stimulate macrophage activity may also improve lymph function. Included in this category are Golden Seal, Echinacea, and Chinese or Korean Ginseng Root.
This perennial is usually indigenous to various temperate regions throughout the world, and has been utilized for its medicinal properties by both Eastern and Western cultures for several thousand years. It is reported to be particularly effective in the treatment of respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, pharyngitis and pneumonia.
Recent scientific evidence also supports this botanical's effectiveness in the treatment of infections. Its major chemical components have been shown to induce the production of interferon, as well as to directly inhibit the growth of several human viruses in cell cultures, including Herpes simplex type 1. In addition, Licorice prevents any suppression of immunity due to extended periods of stress or the excessive use of cortisone. Furthermore, extracts of this botanical have displayed significant antibiotic effects against Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp. and Candida albicans.
Echinacea, Golden Seal and Licorice can be administered in the following dosages during the onset of any form of infectious disease-condition:
Dried root (in decoction form) 1 or 2 grams
Freeze-dried root (in powdered form) 500 to 1000 mg.
Tincture (1:5) 4 to 6 ml./cc. (1 to 1 1/2 tsp.)
Fluid Extract (1:1) 0.5 to 2 ml./cc. (1/4 to 1/2 tsp.)
Powdered Solid Extract (4:1) 250 to 500 mg.
(CAUTION: If Licorice is ingested over an extended period of time, then it is necessary to increase the intake of those foods that are rich in potassium, such as almonds, fresh fruits and vegetables)
If the immune response is weakened and your resistance to illness is somewhat lowered, then there are many other natural plant remedies that will strengthen and tone a deficient immune system, as well as encourage the proper elimination of toxic waste material during the treatment of various auto-immune disorders.
Several of these include Angelica Root, Arnica Flowers (external use only), Arrowroot, Astragalus spp., Beard Lichen (Usnea spp.), Bee Pollen, Birthwort, Burdock Root (alterative), Butterbur, Calamus Root, Chaparral, Cleavers (alterative), Dandelion Root, Elder Berries (general tonic), Elecampane Root, Elephant Tree, Evening Primrose, Garlic (anti-microbial), Ginseng Root (adaptogen), Heartsease, Lomatium, Lobelia, Marshmallow Root, Micro-algae (such as Spirolina, Chlorella, etc.), Milk Thistle Seed, Nettle Leaves (general tonic), Pau D'Arco Bark, Red Clover Blossoms (alterative), Rosemary Leaves (general tonic), Rue, Saffron (American), Sage, Sarsaparilla Root, Sea Buckthorn, Thyme (anti-microbial) Vervain, Wild Indigo Root, Winter Cherry Bark, Wood Sage, Wormwood and Yerba Mansa, to name a few.
Take a cold bath or shower daily for a few seconds in order to improve the circulation and stimulate the immune system.
The various nutritional factors involved in the treatment of auto-immune disorders are quite extensive. However, proper nutrition is both important and necessary in order to successfully treat this condition, along with good supplementation. The patient should maintain a daily dietary regimen that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouts, whole grains (particularly organic brown rice) and cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds, (all of which are preferably derived from organic sources or organically grown), as well as soybean products (in the form of tofu or tempeh).
In addition, avoid the consumption of all processed foods, animal proteins (including red meats and dairy products), shellfish, fried foods, refined sugar, coffee, commercial black or green teas, and all carbonated or alcoholic beverages.
Be sure to drink plenty of filtered spring (or distilled) water, and conduct a personal 3-day fast each month (or one day per week) in order to detoxify the body of harmful toxins or waste products that can significantly weaken the overall effectiveness of the immune system.
A good example of a proper daily diet for an average-weight, 30-year-old person is as follows:
Caloric Intake --- 1500 to 2100 calories
Carbohydrates --- 255 grams
Fats --- 100 grams
Protein --- 45 grams
Proteolytic Enzymes --- 2 tablets at mealtime and between meals
Vitamin A --- 15,000 to 75,000 IU
(plus beta-carotene --- 200,000 IU)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) --- 100 mg.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) --- 100 mg.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) --- 100 mg.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) --- 1600 mg.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) --- 50 mg, 3 times a day
Vitamin B8 (Biotin) --- 200 mcg.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) --- 300 mcg.
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) --- 1000 mg.
Choline --- 100 mg.
Inositol --- 100 mg.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine) --- 100 to 1000 mcg.
Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid) --- 50 mg.
Vitamin C --- 3000 to 10,000 mg. (up to 12,000 mg. in chronic cases)
Vitamin D --- 400 IU
Vitamin E --- 400 to 1000 IU
Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids) --- 1000 mg.
Calcium --- 1200 mg. (up to 3000 mg. in chronic cases)
Copper --- 3 mg.
Chromium --- 100 mcg.
Iodine --- 200 mcg.
Iron --- 15 mg.
Magnesium --- 600 mg. (up to 1500 mg. in chronic cases)
Manganese --- 12 mg.
Phosphorus --- 50 mg.
Selenium --- 100 mcg.
Zinc --- 50 to 100 mg.
Bile Extract --- 150 mg.
Co-enzyme Q10 --- 100 mg.
Hydrochloric Acid --- 120 mg.
Lipase --- 120 mg.
Pacreatin --- 160 mg.
Papain --- 120 mg.
Pepsin --- 75 mg.
Adrenal Extract --- 100 mg.
Heart Extract --- 50 mg.
Kidney Extract --- 75 mg.
Lymph Extract --- 75 mg.
Pancreas Extract --- 75 mg.
Pituitary Extract --- 20 mg.
RNA Extract --- 150 mg.
Spleen Extract --- 75 mg.
Thymus Extract --- 150 to 500 mg.
L-cysteine --- 100 to 500 mg.
L-histidine --- 100 to 500 mg.
L-lysine --- 150 to 500 mg.
L-methionine --- 100 to 500 mg.
L-ornithine --- 100 to 500 mg.
L-tryptophan --- 300 to 500 mg.
Acidophilus --- As directed on label
Alfalfa Tablets --- 100 mg.
Brewer's Yeast --- 1000 mg.
DMG (N-Dimethylglycine) --- As directed on label
Evening Primrose Oil (Omega-6 Fatty Acids) --- 200 mg.
Garlic Capsules (Kyolic) --- 2 capsules, 3 times a day
Kelp (Red or Brown) --- 8 tablets a day
Lecithin --- 2400 mg.
MaxEPA (Omega-3 Fatty Acids) --- 1.8 grams a day
SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) --- As directed on label
Virtually all known vitamins and minerals are essential for the normal functioning of the white blood cells. Perhaps the most well known and important nutrients for the immune system are vitamins A, B6 and C, and the trace mineral zinc. In addition, these essential nutrients assist in the manufacture, secretion and overall functioning of the thymic hormones and various other chemical mediators of the immune system that are necessary for normal white blood cell activities. Deficiencies of any one of these nutrients usually results in decreased thymic hormone activity and impaired immune function. On the other hand, supplementation with these nutrients has displayed an increase in thymic hormone production and function, as well as an increase in cell-mediated immunity. Zinc is particulary effective in restoring any depressed cell-mediated immunity in the elderly, largely due to enhancing the production, secretion and activity of the thymic hormones.
Antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, selenium and zinc can effectively prevent thymic involution and further enhance the cell-mediated immune functions. Those individuals who are subject to extreme stress, who have weakened immune systems, or who are exposed to excessive levels of environmental pollutants may need to supplement their diets with these important nutrients in order to prevent thymic involution, as well as to enhance cell-mediated immunity.