Applied Clinical Immunology
No severe or chronic disease can thrive in the environment of a fully functional immune system !!!!
ALL severe or chronic diseases have to a greater or lesser degree an element of immune dysfunction that is central to the disease process. The immune system is one of our primary and most critical systems and, amongst other things, helps to regulate our internal environment. It exerts its control by virtue of circulating components capable of acting at sites far removed from their points of origin.
The immune system operates according to three directives. The first is to recognize that which is foreign and sound the alarm soon enough to thwart the invader. The second directive is to respond to the alarm with enough of a counter attack to effectively neutralize the invader quickly. The third directive is to remember what happened so that if the same situation were to arise again an effective response could be generated faster.
Applied clinical immunology is the field of medicine that, through laboratory testing, endeavors to first understand which directive is malfunctioning. Then, through further blood tests we can usually answer the question of which of the five possible causes led to its failure. Then with a variety of immuno-modulators, nutritional supplements and detoxifiers we endeavor to reconstitute the immune system so that it can re-engage in the healing process whether it be a situation of Auto-Immune Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Cancer. To stop and heal from any severe or chronic disease thus requires an addressing of the underlying stress, infection, toxin or deficiency as well as fostering a congruent alignment of all of the resources of the body, mind and spirit to create a movement towards health.