Eliminating Spring Allergies
|27 March 2012||Posted by Sisley under Daniel Ebaugh, TSP Experts|
Eliminating Spring Allergies
Spring brings tree buds, flowers and lots of pollen, which some folks are very allergic to. We have been trained to think allergies are something that you have to live and suffer with for the rest of your life. To get a modicum of relief, many folks resort to drugs or get shots just to get some relief.
Did you know there is help beyond relief? In fact, it is possible to eliminate your body’s allergic response to pollen without drugs or shots and do it in a relatively short period of time.
I’ll explain all of this, but first let’s look at what an allergy really is from a functional medicine point of view.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is a heightened sensitivity to a foreign substance like pollen that causes the body’s defense system (the immune system) to overreact when defending itself.
Normally, the immune system would only react if a harmful substance, such as bacteria or virus, is detected in the body. For people with allergies, their immune system misidentifies pollen as a bacteria or a virus, which it thinks must be destroyed. However, what really gets destroyed is the immune system’s own marker cell (mast cell) that has attached to the pollen.
When mast cells are destroyed, their stores of histamine and other allergy mediators are released into the surrounding tissues and blood. Too much histamine can cause your airways to constrict, so many folks take anti-histamine so they can breath during pollen season.
In short, allergic reactions occur because the immune system mistakenly identifies something, which is actually harmless, as a bacteria or virus. It acts on this misinformation which results in it killing off its own messenger cells which release a powerful cocktail of histamine and other cell messenger substances into the blood stream as they die. This large volume of histamine then produces runny nose, itching eyes, hives, asthma or what we call an allergic reaction.
In order to eliminate what causes allergic reactions, it would make sense to correct the error or misinformation in the immune system’s programming that causes it to see pollen as a bacteria or a virus. Making such a programming change would eliminate allergic reactions and all the annoying and sometimes life threatening symptoms they produce.
Like a computer programmer corrects “glitches” in computer code, NeuroModulation Technique (NMT) corrects faults in the body’s Autonomic Control System (ACS), and thereby restores the body’s innate capacity to see pollen as harmless to the human body. .
Informational Medicine Explained
The informational basis of illness, allergies and disease may be the most common, yet the most overlooked roadblock to healing.
NMT is best described as “informational medicine” because it works to identify and correct the informational source of illness – the confusion that can cause allergies and interrupt our innate healing mechanisms.
Many people believe that illness results from some external affliction that viciously attacks the mind-body.
The NMT position is that illness is the inevitable result of informational confusion and faults in the systems responsible for regulating body functions, making them unable to produce the balanced internal-body state that wellness requires.
A good example of this is food allergy, where the immune system is so confused that the body damages itself by its misguided reaction to a food that it should see as beneficial nutrition.
Seen in this light, illness, allergies or “dis-ease” in the body happens by default when the mind-body is not sufficiently aware of its internal conditions and the requirements for healing.
The mind-body is a self-correcting system that always seeks to find and maintain the balanced internal state in which optimal health and vitality thrive.
The mind-body is an integrated unit of 50 trillion cells that organizes themselves into the body’s various tissues, organs, structures, and systems.
Intelligence is found at every level of mind-body organization – from the DNA of the first cell from which life begins to the memory and information processing structures in each cell of the body; from the neurological networks in organs and the autonomic nervous system to the top level of information processing – the brain.
This intelligence includes both the “conscious mind” that provides us with the awareness we need to interact with people and events in our environment, as well as the “other than conscious” mind that is internally directed to quietly govern body function in the background without distracting the conscious mind from its responsibilities.
The clinical focus of NMT is on this other-than-conscious activity because that is where body function is determined. NMT uses the intention of both the practitioner and the patient to make the informational changes in the patient’s body.
NMT uses a unique form of dynamic muscle response testing (also known as dynamic MRT) as we apply our NMT protocol to train the mind-body toward the more valid and complete informational state required to release our natural capacity to heal.
Every bodily function originates as an instruction, a set of information that is relayed to the cells which are responsible for performing that function, triggering it to begin and end. Incorrect body function inevitably results from incorrect information, relayed to the wrong place, at the wrong time.
If you are allergic to pollen, your immune system mistakenly identifies pollen, something which is actually harmless, as a bacteria or virus. It acts on this misinformation and you feel awful. It may take several NMT sessions to correct all the misinformation, but it is doable and it is possible to eliminate spring allergies without drugs or shorts.
Call The Still Point today to make an appointment with Dan Ebaugh for an allergy elimination treatment at 301.920.0801.
Read more about Dan’s work at http://stillpointmindandbody.com/practitioners/#acupuncture and http://stillpointmindandbody.com/takoma-park/energy-medicine/.