The immune system is our most important protection against disease. Although it is a strong force in our body, it is also very delicate in balance and function.
Immune modulation is more than just stimulating the immune system of the body. It involves balancing the ratio of the different immune cells to enable the immune system to function correctly. This is very different from simply stimulating the immune system.
The recovery of healthy immune function is especially important for patients with chronic infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Our cellular immune system consists of a whole series of different cells that work together to protect us from diseases.
These cells need not only be present, but also have to be present in the right proportions to function effectively as a team.
An immune defect may occur when these cells are no longer in equilibrium in their mutual proportions.
To illustrate how our immune system functions, consider the following example: Suppressor cells regulate the functioning of the natural killer cells and prevent them from attacking our own tissue.
If the suppressor cells are not present in sufficient numbers in relation to the natural killer cells, we can develop an autoimmune disease.
In this case, stimulating the immune system can increase the autoimmune response, making the symptoms worse.
A better approach may be to modulate the immune system to increase the number of suppressor cells. In our philosophy, immune modulation plays a key role in the treatment of chronic infectious diseases, cancer and autoimmune diseases.
IMMUNE MODULATION WITH THYMUS
A typical thymic therapy program includes a series of injections with thymic peptides. This therapy is an important, if not the most important, non-specific immunotherapy.
The therapy causes an activation and balancing of the cellular immune system.
In addition to the positive results of this treatment on immunity, many of the patients also experience significant anti-aging effects.
Other immune enhancing therapies that we can offer here at BLMC are:
mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy