You are having repeated colds and coughs and you don’t know what is wrong with you. You think why am I having recurrent bouts of cold and cough? Usually you may hear someone telling you, “O maybe your resistance is not all that good.” Maybe you should do something to build up your resistance. That’s exactly what I will be talking about in this article. Resistance to illhealth is what immunity means. Homeopathy can help you build that immunity.
So first of all let’s see what the Immune System is? The immune system is the body's biological structures, processes and organs that are specially developed for fighting off infections and hence preventing illnesses. The purpose of the immune system is to protect the body against infection. The immune system helps to identify and destroy the millions of microbes (i.e. bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) that penetrate our bodies every day. Enhancement of the immune system is perhaps the most important step in achieving resistance to disease and reducing susceptibility to colds, flus etc. Disorders of the immune system can result in autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Immunodeficiency occurs when the immune system is less active than normal, resulting in recurring and life-threatening infections. We are constantly surrounded by a multitude of viruses, bacteria, microbes, parasites, and toxins. If it were not for the immune system, these germs and foreign cells would have the upper hand.
Have you ever wondered why so many new and autoimmune diseases are emerging!! Read on further to know what the factors which are lowering your immunity are and how homeopathy can help give a boost to your immunity.
Modern day challenges are the Environmental factors like plastics, synthetic chemicals, smog, polyester, pesticides, genetically modified foods, antibiotic gorged animals, Teflon not just in cooking pans, but also in building materials, etc. Electronics such as cell phones, I-pods, computers, video cameras, digital cameras, etc. are morphing quickly creating new toxic possibilities. Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum are considered to be heavy metals that are poisonous. Heavy metal poisoning may result from industrial pollution. Stress has become part of our daily lives and is taking a toll on our immunity. If excess sugar, alcoholism is to be blamed on one side the deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, E and C, along with zinc, copper, iron and selenium can also lower your immunity. The more frequently you get sick and take allopathic medicines the more the chances are of your immunity getting affected. Certain illnesses have also been known to weaken the immune system such as chicken pox, measles, tuberculosis, chronic hepatitis, and certain types of cancer.
These every day factors with which your immunity has a constant battle I think needs to be taken care of. So what should you do to boost your immunity?
There are a few Indian foods to strengthen your immune system. Try to cook with spices including cumin, fennel, coriander, turmeric, ginger, thyme, rosemary, sage, oreganowhich I am sure most of you already are. Other foods which can help are honey, yogurt, citrus fruits, mushrooms, garlic, barley etc.Of course reducing stress, refraining from eating processed foods laden with pesticides, by doing regular exercise and by eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet can be some other natural ways of boosting your immunity.
Role of Homeopathy:
An increasing number of people all over the world, including licensed medical professionals in the United States, are turning to homeopathy to boost their immune systems in order to fight disease naturally. Homeopathy can help build one’s immunity. Even if you are not physically ill, homoeopathy can improve your mental and emotional well-being and is able to boost your energy and immunity.The Father of Homeopathy Dr. Samuel Hahnemann said, "Constitutional homeopathic remedies can help strengthen our weak areas and act deeper in our system to help us stay balanced in life". Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing. It is based on the principal “Similia Similibus Curanter” which means "like cures like”. The aim of Homeopathy is the restoration of order and harmony in vital functioning of the individual person.
Homeopathic remedies help strengthen the immunity by stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances that in larger doses would produce similar illness or symptoms. The best thing about homeopathic remedies is that they are safe and without any side effects. The remedies are FDA approved and FDA points out that it is almost impossible to find any active ingredient in it. If homeopathic remedies are not helping you quickly that means your immunity is very low and it would take you a much longer time to respond to the remedies. When I say a long time it can be months or years. Homeopathic Remedies not only stimulate a depressed immune system but can also tone down an overactive immune system. Hence homeopathic remedies act as immune modulating remedies. For this a classical homeopath records all the symptoms in a homeopathic evaluation. A homeopath tries to uncover symptoms and idiosyncrasies (including one's sleep positions, food cravings, hobbies, dreams, and fears) to define one's personality on all levels--physical, emotional, mental. Based on this detailed understanding, the homeopath then finds/chooses remedy that most closely matches one's physical symptoms and traits. Homeopathic remedies helps by boosting the immune system, replenishing the energy levels of the body and rejuvenating the mind. Homeopathy can produce harmony between mind, and body. Having a healthy mind and positive thinking will certainly help boost your immunity.