Immunity Driver (ED-13)
Contact Healing Oasis to find out how you can get a remote energy scan to identify the current state of your Body Field. The Immunity Driver infoceutical is recommended based on this energetic data.
Energetic Driver Infoceutical ED13
Bottom Line: Creation of Blood Cells, Kick-starting Immunity, Bone Marrow and Spleen
There are several aspects to the Immune System Driver but fundamentally we are looking at the ability of your immune system to protect you and, because this driver relates to the development of immune cells, a priority usually suggests a need to boost some aspect of immune function. The immune energy field is created by the amalgamation of the bone marrow, the spleen and several types of blood cells.
The Immune Driver matches to haematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow. These are baby, immature cells that become the various red and white blood cells (haematopoiesis is the formation of blood cells). These cells are the Adam and Eve of all blood cells and they can become anything they want to be when they grow up! They may also be recruited in the spleen as a back-up when the bone marrow can’t meet the body’s demand. Spleen energy also drives the creation of new blood cells in bone marrow.
Your body makes about two million red blood cells every second and 100 billion of the infection-fighting neutrophils can be formed from stem cells per day to head out into the bloodstream in a crisis. It does take time for these cells to fully mature, anything from 5 to 30 days and, of course, they become old and worn out and so are constantly being replaced. The Immune Driver Infoceutical is often one to be taken longer-term therefore.
Immunity is a highly evolved and complex process with many interactions and cross-overs between different types of immune cells. There are two basic divisions of the immune system, however, although there are overlaps between them. There is the innate immune system, which is the defence system we are born with and this is primarily the focus of the Immune Driver. There is also the acquired or adaptive immune system that develops according to your experiences and challenges. This aspect of the immune system learns to remember and tag different types of threats with antibodies that allow for a more specifically targeted response. The adaptive immune system and the production of antibodies is related to the Spleen Driver in NES.
The innate immune system is your fast-acting first response to threat, helping to protect you from infection and foreign bodies, including environmental toxins and things like pollen and dust, which your immune system may perceive as a threat. Your initial protection is from the protective barrier of your skin and body secretions like saliva, tears, oils and acids that help to repel invaders. You may well see Skin or Stomach Driver therefore, or indeed any of the other Drivers, coming up as a priority with immune issues. The immune cells of the innate immune system are primarily cells that can identify anything that looks remotely dodgy and remove it. These are the phagocytic (eating) cells that ingest and dissolve invaders, and the Natural Killer Cells that fire out toxic chemicals, like an assassin pulling the trigger of his gun. These cells also help to clear away dead cells and cell debris, including the aftermath of a war against infection, and remove damaged or “rogue” cells that may be a threat to the body. So an important focus of your immune system and the Immune System Driver is house-keeping and keeping your system ship-shape and clean.
The Immune Driver matches to the maturation of all blood cells including:
- Natural Killer Cells: patrol the body looking out for targets like abnormal body cells, viruses and bacteria; destroy with chemical attack.
- Mast Cells: found in the mucous membranes and connective tissues; important in wound healing; produce inflammatory chemicals and histamine (which can cause redness and itching); involved in allergic response.
- Macrophages (big eaters): can leave the circulatory system and enter into the tissues; often hang out in the tissues, lying in wait for anything suspicious that comes by, which they then reach out for, with their octopus like tentacles and draw into themselves, digesting and dissolving their captive; play an important part in clearing up debris (e.g. site of injury); can also send out chemical signals to attract more immune army cells to the area.
- Neutrophils: also phagocyctic (engulf and destroy), much smaller and faster than the macrophages; the most abundant white blood cell and our first line of defence against infection; very self-sacrificing, once they have ingested and destroyed an invader they die themselves.
- Monocytes: phagocytic cells (engulf and destroy); second-line of defence; circulate in the bloodstream, keeping the blood clean and free of infection; can turn into macrophages for a more powerful and aggressive attack.
- Eosinophils: phagocytic cell that is effective against parasites, also involved in allergic reactions; also secrete histamine.
- Basophils: phagocytic cell that also release histamine and other chemicals that can increase inflammation; similar to mast cells (in fact in the blood they are called basophils, in the tissues they are called mast cells). Histamine, by the way, dilates the blood vessels and increases blood flow, helping to bring more immune system cells to the scene. Too much histamine can occur with colds and allergies (red and streaming eyes).
- Platelets and Red Blood Cells. This field also relates to the maturity of platelets, primary involved in blood clotting, and red blood cells, primarily involved in delivering oxygen to the cells. However, these cells also have immune functions too. Platelets can bind to pathogens and are involved in inflammatory reactions, which are an important and necessary aspect of immunity. Red blood cells also interact with the immune system to help clear infection.
In NES of course we are looking at the energetic fields created in your immune defence systems. In Chinese Medicine immunity is seen as a protective energy (called Wei Qi) that circulates just below the skin, keeping out viruses, bacteria and toxins. A strong immune energy wards off infection. If immune energy is weak, pathogens can enter and cause an acute infection, like a cold. If this is not properly expelled, it can move deeper into the organ systems. This is how we may see the immune system army, with the protective defences of the innate system stationed at the entrances to the body as a first line of defence, and going deeper into the bloodstream where other immune system cells are needed, and deeper still into the cells where more complicated immune system interactions are required to keep you well.
Issues: There may be a call for Immune Driver with any type of infection. The Infoceutical can help your immune system to clear viral infections like colds and flu for instance. Low-lying viral infections are not uncommon and they can make huge demands on your immune system and your ability to create new cells. Consider how energy-consuming an ongoing infection can be. Chronic infections are associated with a wide range of conditions, including chronic fatigue and autoimmunity. Pockets of infection can also act as triggers for localised and systemic pain and inflammation.
Consider too the role of the immune system in keeping you safe from internal threats such as toxins or from debris and junk that would simply clog up your body if your immune waste disposal system was not up to the job. One of the most important roles of the immune system is a self-correcting process where damaged cells are destroyed. This includes targeting of cancer cells and self-policing of the immune system cells themselves in order to maintain an efficient but controlled immune response.
There are many things that affect immune function, none more important than the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract. Stress, including intensive exercise as well as emotional stress and burning the candle at both ends, can suppress immune function. Diet will have a huge impact. Sugar can reduce the effectiveness of your immune defences by as much as 75% for up to six hours. Poorly digested, unnatural foods and ingested chemicals and other toxins can summon the immune army in the digestive system and is a common trigger for inflammatory reactions. Your body will use up white blood cells to breakdown and digest foods if you are not producing enough digestive enzymes.
Whilst autoimmune and allergic reactions involve over-activity or hypersensitivity of certain aspects of the immune system and conventionally are sometimes treated with immune-suppressants, the division between hypersensitivity and immune deficiency conditions is not clear-cut. It appears that people with autoimmune conditions for example are more susceptible to infections and that infection, in turn, can be a trigger for autoimmune conditions. There is also research that shows that stem cell therapies can be beneficial in autoimmune conditions. Immune Driver may be appropriate therefore in allergic or autoimmune reactions that coincide with immune and blood cell deficiencies.
Of course, emotions have an effect on your immune system. Psychoneuroimmunology studies the interactions between our mind, nervous and immune systems. It is not uncommon to develop immune issues after a trauma. Feeling depressed can depress immune system function. Feeling fearful may cause your immune system to become over-vigilant. Feeling happy and optimistic can boost immune performance. Ultimately, a healthy immune system is about feeling happy, safe and secure in mind and in body.
ACTION: Build your Immunity
Questions: Am I nourishing my immune system? How safe and secure do I feel – in myself, in my environment, in my relationships, in my career? What is my fear preventing me from accomplishing? Have I not felt right since an infection?
Go For It:
- Nourish your Immune System with an anti-inflammatory, rainbow diet, with adequate protein (needed to make immune system cells). Nutrients that are particularly important for immune system function include antioxidant vitamins A, C and D, zinc and selenium.
- Bone broth. Contains immunoglobulins – so nourishes your immune system, as well as your bone and your gut. Or make a lovely spicy bowl of chicken soup.
- Starve a cold. Well, not necessarily, but when appropriate, fasting can regenerate the immune system, both by clearing defective immune cells and by stimulating the production of the hematopoietic stem cells that boost immunity.
- Curl up like a cat. An animal will take cover and sleep and rest when it is injured or ill. It’s important to find time for recuperation, pushing on through can deplete the immune system over time. An animal, house pets too, will prefer to lie on a patch of earth to heal – so getting grounded can boost your immune system.
- Nurture your microbiome/friendly bacteria – with fermented foods, fibre (fruits, vegetables, beans and pulses).
- Yoga breathing: lots of different breaths can be beneficial but alternate nasal breathing, the breath of fire and holding your breath whilst pumping your stomach can all help to boost immunity.
IMMUNE DRIVER INFOCEUTICAL:The Immune Driver Infoceutical stimulates the growth of blood cells, helping to boost immune function and clear infection. It kick-starts immune function and self-renewal. May need to be taken long-term to allow for maturation of blood cells. Security.