by Patrick Quanten MD
The development of immunologic responsiveness from your body against your own body is called autoimmunity and reflects the impairment of self-tolerance. Immunologic, environmental and genetic factors are said to be closely interrelated in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity. Clinical disorders in which autoimmune responses play a role in the pathogenesis of the illness are referred to as autoimmune diseases.
However, auto-antibodies, antibodies against cells of your own body, are found in normal persons without evidence of autoimmune disease. The frequency of auto-antibodies in the general population increases with age, suggesting a breakdown of self-tolerance with ageing. Auto-antibodies also develop as an aftermath of tissue damage. The potential for the development of auto-antibodies exists in all individuals. These facts seem to indicate that there may be a natural part to the appearance of auto-antibodies in the system.
The spectrum of autoimmune disorders ranges from thyroiditis, which is organ-specific, to systemic lupus erythematosus, which is characterised by an array of auto-antibodies to cell and tissue antigens, in other words affecting various systems of the same body.
Science has discovered that viruses play an important role in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity. Similarly, bacteria and other foreign substances have been proven to act as cross-reacting antigens. It has been proposed that autoimmunity is a disorder of abnormal regulation, resulting in an imbalance in cellular activity of the immune system. A link to genetic predisposition is also strongly suggested, as there seems to be an increased "risk" to develop certain autoimmune diseases when certain genes are found to be active.
Putting the results of scientific research data in a simple list, it could look something like this:
- In all autoimmune diseases we can isolate antibodies against at least one type of body specific cells.
- Sometimes we find auto-antibodies without any sign of autoimmune disease.
- All autoimmune diseases show serious tissue damage.
- Viruses may play a role in autoimmune diseases.
- Bacteria and other foreign substances, such as toxic products, may induce the production of auto-antibody production.
- Specific autoimmune diseases may be prevalent when specific genes are active.
Science has so far only been able to describe what they think happens when the immune system turns on the cells of its own body systems. It has consistently failed to unearth the reason for the malfunction. As a consequence viral infections, toxic materials and genetics have been blamed for the disastrous change. Evidence for these statements, however, has not been forthcoming.
Is there any way that we can shed more light on the mysteries of the autoimmune disease patterns where Western science has failed? Can we be so arrogant? Are we allowed to think for ourselves?
Pieces of a Puzzle
From our investigation into the known facts about viruses (See "Viruses") we already have deduced the following:
- A virus is not alive.
- You cannot catch a virus.
- A virus disintegrates very quickly outside the host.
- A virus consists of small bits of genetic material, variable from virus to virus, surrounded by a thin coating, either protein (water-soluble) or fat.
- Viral materials are seen in large numbers inside the host cell.
- A full host cell breaks open and the viruses are spilled into the environment.
- In the environment the viruses are bagged up by the cells of the immune system
From this information we can now begin to construct the viral story, which is going to be very different from the official version. It amazes me that our scientists doggedly remain stuck in their very select and extremely narrow field, thereby losing an overall view of what the details they study really mean and where and how it possibly could fit into the complete picture. Let's see what scenario presents itself to us.
When a cell becomes diseased and the function of the cell begins to falter, it may start to come apart at the seams. Cellular damage itself is the first step in the virus story. A healthy cell works perfectly well and has no overload of waste to clear it away. However, once the cellular structure begins to falter, bits of its essential structure, the DNA and RNA (genetic material), may also become detached. The cell will try and clean up these bits by preparing them for the rubbish bin. The small pieces of genetic material, which are now floating around in the intracellular fluid (inside the cell), will be isolated by means of encapsulating them. As the cellular disintegration continues, more and more of these bits are seen inside the cell and more and more small "bags" of useless genetic material will appear. (These have been called "viruses".) Once the cell is totally dysfunctional and filled with rubbish the cellular wall itself bursts, as the cell is no longer able to survive, and the contents will be spilled into the cellular environment. Here, the cleanup continues by packaging these small bags up even further into what has been called the lymphocytes and macrophages of the immune system. Again these are not real living cells. These large vesicles now drift away into the lymphatic fluid and the blood stream, from where they will be filtered out at appropriate draining stations, like the spleen and the lymph nodes. This process continues until the whole lot has been cleared.
What is seen and has been named "a virus" starts after the cellular structure begins to disintegrate. Why does a cell start to fall apart in the first place? Because it is diseased. The disease is already there, long before any viral particles show up in any pictures. So, then we have to ask the question why the cell has become diseased? The answer to this lies in the build-up of toxic material within the cellular structure. As the cell gets loaded up with inappropriate material it will eventually be unable to cope and it will start to fall to pieces. It is exactly those pieces that are photographed by the electron microscope and have been named "viruses".
The influences that can lead to an increased pressure on the system are many and are varied. They range from the weather, to living and working environment, to life style and diet, to the balance of activity and rest, to mental balance, stress and worries. Because a lot of these influences, such as working conditions and the weather, are general circumstances which affect all of us, it is very likely that a great number of us, in the same environment, will fall ill at or around the same time, succumbing to the environmental influences. Add to this that people who are working in the same environment are very likely to have similar life styles and another factor has been identified explaining why similar disease pattern occur within certain groups of people at certain times. On top of that, we now know that worry reduces our immunity capacity and increases the likelihood of illness. The belief that, if one person close to you has a cold means that you are going to get it, increases the likelihood of this actually happening, as you become more vulnerable through the immune-reducing effect of the worry itself.
Viruses occur after the disease process has started, and are not living organisms but the evidence of cellular disintegration. This means that they cannot play a role in the pathogenesis, the origin, of any autoimmune disease.
2. Bacteria and Other Germs (See "The Origin of Germs")
From the time of Pasteur, the beginning of the theory that outside germs are responsible for causing inside diseases, all the way through to our modern scientific age, various people have discovered, often unaware of the work done by others, that this theory cannot be right. And even Louis Pasteur was reported to have said on his deathbed, with reference to the ideas of an eminent French physiologist, Claude Bernard: "Bernard is right ... the terrain is everything! The microbe is nothing!" Claude Bernard championed the notion the terrain was much more significant than the germs in the onset of the disease. This was based on the work of a contemporary of Pasteur, named Antoine Béchamp.
It has been generally accepted, even in Pasteur's time, that for a specific micro-organism to be responsible for a specific disease the following conditions have to be fulfilled:
- The said organism has to be found in each and every case of the disease.
- The said organism cannot be found with any other disease or in the absence of any disease.
- The said organism can be isolated from the diseased tissue in a pure culture.
- Injected into a healthy system the said organism grown in culture always produces the disease again.
It is quite clear that these conditions have never been met in any known infective disease; not now and not in Pasteur's days, as many complaints and arguments with his fellow scientists attest to.
Then there were the consequences of Rife's discovery showing that cells are not the basic building blocks of life, as believed by the medical profession, and that bacteria originate from within the diseased tissue, and not, as the profession believes, invade the system from the outside.
Gaston Naessens, a French born biologist, discovered in the blood of animals and humans, as well as in the sap of plants, a hitherto unknown, ultramicroscopic, sub-cellular, living and reproducing microscopic form which he christened a somatid. This particle could be cultured - grown - outside the bodies of its host. Even stranger, over the years the somatids were revealed to be virtually indestructible! They have resisted exposure to temperatures of 200C and more. They have survived exposures to 50,000 rems of nuclear radiation, far more than enough to kill any living thing. They have been totally unaffected by any acid. Taken from centrifuge residues, they have been found impossible to cut with a diamond knife.
The eerie implication is that the new minuscule life-forms are imperishable. At the death of their hosts, such as ourselves, they return to the earth where they live on.
Naessens went on to discover that if, and when, the immune system of an animal, or human being, becomes weakened or destabilised, the normal three stage cycle goes into a thirteen more successive growth stages to make up a total of sixteen separate forms, each evolving into the next. All of them have been clearly revealed in detail by motion pictures, and stop-frame still photography. Within this cycle one finds the basis of all known "germs", having emerged from a previous less-developed stage, given the right environmental circumstances. In simple terms, the diseased tissue develops from within itself a micro-organism that will clear up the unhealthy decayed matter and disappear once this is done, leaving the tissue healthy and clean again, with the same "life" qualities it had before it became diseased. These organisms can be identified as bacteria, fungi or others.
By studying the cycle, as revealed in the blood of human beings suffering from various degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, particularly cancer, and most recently, AIDS, Naessens has been able to associate the development of the forms in the sixteen stage pathological cycle with all of these diseases. More importantly, he has been able to predict the eventual onset of such diseases long before any clinical signs of them have put in an appearance. And most importantly, he has come to demonstrate that such afflictions have a common functional principle, or basis, and must therefore not be considered as separate, unrelated phenomena as they have been for so long in orthodox medical circles.
Not only has Naessens proved the dictum that "germs are a result, not the cause of the disease", but he has also shown that DNA is not the "independent" ruler of life as it has been portrayed by the medical authorities. DNA is built from bits that come before it, and specifically those bits correspond directly to the environmental vibrational energetic state.
All microbes originate from diseased tissue, live off disintegrated decaying cellular debris, and spontaneously disappear again once their food source has been exhausted.
3. Immune System (See "Vaccinations and Immunity")
Dr. Urnovitz and his colleagues have been studying the implications of vaccines in cancer, Persian Gulf War Syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and AIDS. Urnovitz, who holds doctorates in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Michigan has become one of the most vocal proponents for scientists to become aware of vaccine-associated genetic mutations. His work in this area has supported the concepts that:
- Our bodies have a "genetic memory" of all foreign substances it encounters.
- There is a limit on how much foreign material our bodies can handle before genetic damage occurs and/or progresses into a chronic illness.
- Each person has their own unique genetic blueprint which responds to foreign substances differently.
In a larger sense, the question about possible effects of vaccines in causing adverse genetic changes might be considered as the "black hole" of scientific knowledge, but some conclusions can already be drawn:
- Increasing the toxic load dramatically in the inner workings of the immune system may be responsible for the surge in autoimmune diseases we are seeing.
- The increased toxic load is responsible for genetic modifications of the cells, leading to serious illnesses for which modern science is hoping to find "gene-cures".
- Vaccination of children with nutritional deficiencies (more likely in bottle-fed babies) will lead to serious damage to the chromosomes.
- We are all unique in our response to foreign substances such as vaccines and general use of these techniques will inevitably lead to individuals being damaged.
Natural immunity is strengthened by our experiences and encounters. As the body learns from experience who the "enemies" (foreign materials, not germs) are and how to respond to them, it becomes better and better at it. (The more alcohol one drinks, the more efficient the liver destroys it.) This translates into a more efficient immune system. The only way the body can learn this is via its natural methods. Repeated meetings will ensure further sophistication of the system and a continual updating of the defence systems used. Overload of this clearing system will inevitably lead to the disintegration of the cellular structure of the system.
The body memorises all foreign substances and teaches itself how to deal with it most effectively. However, growing amounts of foreign substances, which the system needs to deal with, result in increasing strain on the system's resources to do so. Eventually, there can be only one outcome, and that is a collapse of the system itself under the sheer weight of the workload. Once part of the system is beyond saving the system tries to clear up the crumbling part as quickly as possible hoping that the remainder, which is still functional, will allow it to survive. This is a similar tactic, used in Nature everywhere, as the fox caught in a trap who chews off his own paw in order to escape.
4. Genetics (See "Life, but not as we know it")
Every cell in our body has the same genetic information. What is more, all humans have the same genetic DNA. That is what expresses that particular cell as a human cell as opposed to an animal or plant cell. From the very first embryonic cell all the genetic material required to make a human and make it function under whatever circumstances is in place. Throughout its development as a human that DNA within the cell nucleus never essentially alters; if it did, it would no longer be a human cell and therefore you would not be able to continue living as a human. That is why the body has a fierce rejection reaction towards transplanted cells, both from non-human and human origin. This means that we are all recognisable as being human, yet at the same time we are individually different. The differences come about through the different parts of the DNA that are "read" and expressed, but all those readings are from the same "human" book. So, if one human being expresses a certain trait, then there must be a gene inside the human genome that gives all human beings the potential to have that same expression, given the right circumstances.
Every single activity within our body (billions of actions every second) is the direct expression of the reading of the DNA. Nothing happens within your body without the explicit instruction of your DNA. So, if your body produces a cancer, it is because the DNA told it to do so. Therefore there is a gene available on the DNA that instructs the cells to alter their action and become what we refer to as "cancer-cells". However, as we all have the same genetic material it follows that we all have that gene.
Research has shown that when there is a malfunction within the body, the corresponding genes have been "switched on", which allows for the physical expression of this aberrant function. They have observed genes being switched on and off with correspondingly symptoms appearing and disappearing, as in cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases. All genetic manipulation as a treatment would do, is to "switch" the appropriate cancer gene from "on" to "off". The question as to why it has been switched on by the body in the first place remains completely unanswered, and consequently it is very likely that the same force which was responsible for the initial switch-on will do so again after the interference by the medical profession. The process which has caused your disease symptoms to appear will not be altered by genetic manipulation and therefore the disease process will continue.
What is it that makes the DNA express certain parts of its double helix and not other parts? What is it that instructs the DNA to instruct the body to do certain things?
The body reacts to its surroundings and influences without there being a biochemical explanation. If you intend to eat an orange your digestive system already produce the appropriate juices for its breakdown, which are totally different from when your intention is to eat a lemon. The way the body reacts, in other words what it is doing, is under direct command of the DNA. And furthermore, we know that this reaction occurs before there has been even a possibility of a physical interaction.
The DNA is a double helix amino-acid strand, rather like a tightly wind-up coil such as one finds in the old radio sets. In the same way the radio coil receives radiowaves which it passes on to a "translator" which turns it into sound, the DNA picks up electromagnetic wave signals, which opens the DNA strand in certain parts, "reads" the relevant part, puts that into the cell machinery which translates it into a physical process. In other words, the DNA listens out for signals within the energy field, the vibration of which influences the physical behaviour of the DNA strand, opens it in a certain place which allows the messenger to copy that particular gene. The messenger takes this copy to be translated into an action. The cell does as it is told! And the DNA does as it is told!
The story has to begin with the reason why a healthy cell becomes diseased. In our medical system it is believed that an attack from an outside source such as a bacteria or virus is the primary cause of disease. It has always been a problem, however, to explain why there are bacteria everywhere without doing any harm, or even worse without which life could not continue. Science has never been able to explain why "friendly" bacteria suddenly turn into raging killing machines. Science hasn't told us why bacteria that keep us alive suddenly should start attacking the very cells and systems they have been protecting for so long. And in essence, that is the key question that needs to be answered in autoimmune diseases as well.
Plenty of researchers have proven over the last century and a half that the cells are already diseased before we see bacteria, viruses, fungi, and the like appear on the scene. All of these results have been either ignored or discredited. I personally can live with that because it is very difficult to embrace all the contradictions we come across in our lives; we make choices. However, when I ask a simple question, such as "What is it that starts the process of turning a healthy cell into a diseased one?" and the answer remains far from satisfactory, then I also have the choice to consider other options.
Here is one.
A cell starts to become "ill" when it no longer can cope with the pressures that have been put upon it, when the balance between workload and work capacity is beginning to shift seriously towards the negative. There are usually a combination of reasons for this to occur, but in broad terms we can put ageing as a major factor on the one side of the balance and an increased or abnormal workload on the other. Any single one factor, or more likely a mixture of disturbances on either side of the balance will be responsible for a change in the functioning capability of the cell. Once it can no longer cope with the extra demands in extraordinary circumstances the cellular structure starts to disintegrate.
It is at this stage that the domestic cleaners arrive! Bacteria, fungi and the like are born from the debris with the specific task to digest and clear away the rubbish. As the bacteria transform the cellular remains, the waste of processing the disintegrating cellular structures, as well as the Caracas of the bacteria themselves, are being bagged up in large removal units, identified as "cells" of the immune system. Other bits of cellular debris were already prepacked inside the cells themselves in little bags, called viruses. Once the cell completely bursts, these floating rubbish bags are also being picked up by the large removal vehicles. Via the bloodstream these "cells" from the immune system carry the rubbish off the site for proper disposal.
Our picture of hundreds of immune cells arriving on the site is actually one of hundreds of dustcarts leaving the site!
Our picture of living organisms - bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc. - destroying the cells is actually one of rescue teams salvaging whatever can be saved and clearing up whatever can't be saved!
But what about the auto-antibodies that are found to attack the cells of its own system? First of all, we need to understand that the auto-antibodies don't "attack" anything by themselves. Antibodies are signposts, labels, that attach themselves to certain materials in order to "identify" those bits that are in need of attention. The appropriate action will then be taken by a particular part of the emergency services - bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. - best equipped to deal with that part of the crumbling cell structure.
This explains why auto-antibodies are found in the absence of an autoimmune disease, because these antibodies indicate the bits of cells that will need to be broken down and removed. These bits might just be old parts that are ready for replacement and they will be labelled, by the auto-antibodies, as such. When we find a large number of these antibodies, it is an indication of the extent of damage that has been done to the cells, in which case the whole organ might be disintegrating. This process will be recognised as a disease.
When these auto-antibodies are produced by the cell, it is likely, if we look hard enough, that we will find an active gene that can be linked to this production line. The cell would not produce any antibodies, or do anything else for that matter, without the genes instructing it to do so. However, the question that is really important is the one that asks why the DNA would open up in that place to allow that particular gene to be read at that time. How does the cell "know" it has to start a particular cleaning up process? How does the cell "know" it needs to produce those specific labels in order to initiate a process it needs for its own or its species' survival?
The answer is that it "knows" this almost intuitively. It "senses" what is wrong and "feels" what it needs to do about it. This information only exists on an energetic level at that stage. The DNA is sensitive to those vibrations and acts accordingly and appropriately.
As we have seen in other specific applications of the ear candling technique in healing serious disorders such as cancer (See "Ear Candling in Cancer Therapy") and allergies (See "Ear Candling and Allergy"), we can deduct a similar use for it here.
Autoimmune diseases are simply a massive breakdown of the cellular structure which instigates an enormous clearing up process. This in itself reveals the scale of the destruction and the frailty of the structure that is left standing, almost unable to cope with the very basics of life itself.
If one wants to talk about a cure to ensure that the devastation of the cellular structure does not occur, one can only be serious if one aims to prevent it. Once the cells have disintegrated, the organ can no longer cope with a normal days work and life itself could be in serious danger. However, before any preventative measures can become effective it is imperative that the site gets cleaned up properly, if it isn't already too late. Now the most important question is, what is required to achieve that?
One thing the cell and your system does not need is an interfering busybody who pretends to know it all. Each cell, as well as the whole of your system, "knows" exactly what to do and how to do it, given the circumstances as they are. It doesn't need to be told it needs more vitamin C or Q10 coenzyme or whatever. The only thing it really needs is enough power to execute all the tasks it finds itself lumbered with.
As clearing up rubble requires a lot of effort and a very co-ordinated effort - consider the clearing up at Ground Zero after 9/11 - the system will be keen to get as much energy for free or for as little input as possible. At this critical stage, having to divert energy, which is in short supply and great demand already, is not something the body does lightly. Only when it is forced it will reluctantly release some energy, but, left to its own devices, it would much rather save all the energy for the more important job of rubble clearing.
In this context, the body will not be keen to try and generate much energy from food, as the price it has to pay to release this locked-in energy is far to high. Digestion is a costly business, especially when energy finances are very tight. When we are ill, the body instructs us not to eat.
It also encourages us to rest more, to save us wasting energy on lesser things than restoring our health, or at least that is what it is trying to achieve. This will make energy available for those more important tasks, but that doesn't provide us with extra energy, and when energy finances are tight we sure could do with some extra.
The cheapest, and ironically, the most powerful source of energy is the air we bathe in. The air that surrounds us, without which we could not be alive in this form, delivers the most energy to the system of all the available energy sources we have access to. Making more efficient use of our breathing seems like a sensible thing to do, especially if even our doctors tell us that the average person is using less than one third of its lung capacity. Others know that this is a very optimistic estimate, but nevertheless it shows that there is much more energy to be had just with the effort of taking a breath. By learning more efficient breathing techniques we can empower our system not only to have a far more efficient cleaning service, but also to allow a more powerful normal running of the cellular metabolism. With more energy around everything will be smoother, cleaner and leaner.
Alas. Often we only take notice when things are already pretty much out of control and in a sorry state. And then we are desperate to find even more help. We become desperate for a cure.
It is then that we divert our attention to an immediate cessation of pain and suffering. It is, however, sad to note that we very often lose sight of the real reason behind the pain and consequently of what is required to help our system back on track. All the system wants from us is energy, so it can get on with the job it knows it needs to do.
If you are looking for a cheap and easy energy input into your system, in addition to enhancing your breathing, they don't come any more powerful than ear candling. Understanding the essentials behind this ancient healing technique gives you an inside into the power this simple technique holds. Elsewhere on the website you can find more specific information about the way ear candling delivers its energy to the system. In spite of more popular beliefs, the only real difference ear candling makes to the system is the delivery of a powerful energy packet. Ear candling is non-specific and non-directive in its effect: energy is offered to the system and the system uses it freely to its own advantage.
In order to support the system in its struggle against the devastation caused by autoimmune diseases energy is required, and lots of it. The limitation of the available amount of energy is the sole most important factor in the positive impact the system can make on the disease process. The body can only do as much work as it has the energy for. Delivering more and especially free energy directly into the system expands the healing range the system can achieve.
The energy from the heat on the top of the burning candling is delivered via the downward spiralling smoke inside the hollow candle to the body. Around the ear, this energy is taken into the body via some major meridian points, energy points, from where it travels via the meridians directly to the major organs and systems of the body. There, this energy becomes available to the individual cells where it is turned into physical substances, such as sugars, that are used in chemical processes producing heat.
Ear candling allows the body to use the energy it delivers in whichever way the body sees fit. It does not come with a label attached saying that it should be used for this or that, or in this or that way. This is one of the most powerful parts of the ear candling process, the non-attachment to purpose. It is free in the sense that it doesn't cost the body any energy to get its hands on it, but it is also free in the sense of being unattached to conditions. This makes it a very powerful weapon to be used in the restoration of the balance between the work capacity of the cell and the workload the cell is supposed to cope with. Strengthening the working capacity of the cell, which relates directly to the amount of energy the cell has at its disposal, is the only real way forward, in the short term, when the system is crumbling away.
Once you start to deliver more energy and the system is rearing to go, you might also need to consider delivering more specific building blocks for the system to use in its repair jobs. The destruction that has occurred in the first place is an indication of a lack of certain materials, leaving specific cell structures in a poor condition. Poor building work as a direct result of the lack of materials and the consequent use of lesser quality products is more often than not to blame for premature rotting of the system. In this case, delivering more energy in order that more work can be done is only part of a restructuring plan, albeit a very important part.
You may want to look at your life style, your dietary habits and your mental processes at the same time you are using ear candles to start rebuilding your life after the devastation of one or another so-called autoimmune diseases.
Trust your system to know what it needs to do. Don't try and push it in a specific direction. Just support the natural processes. If these natural processes show a malfunctioning, the conclusion has to be that the system has no other choice. Only changing the circumstances in which the system is forced to work can restore a more normal function. Leave the decision-making about what is best for the system under the circumstances up to the system itself, and the more unspecific you can allow your approach to be the better the result in the long run will turn out to be.
The more trust you have, the easier the task for your system.
Ear candling delivers the goods, if you trust ear candling as an energy source the likes of which you have never encountered before.