Autoimmune Disorders

I’ve worked with many people who suffer from autoimmune diseases and disorders over the years. There are so many different kinds. When the body produces an immune response against its own tissues, science calls this an autoimmune disease.

The immune system produces antibodies that attack its own cells, tissues, and/or organs. This attack causes chronic inflammation. It is this type of inflammation that actually causes the damage of our body. There are many theories as to why the immune system goes haywire. Why does it cease to react in a normal way?

In a few types of autoimmune diseases, the attack is initiated by a virus or infection with a bacterial trigger. The immune system responds by producing antibodies or T-cells that attack normal cells. Some part of their molecular structure resembles a part of the infecting microorganism and the body reacts in a very aggressive way. Whether the antibodies attack a specific tissue or organ (localized) or it affects the entire body (systemic), we need to know why it begins.

Although science can define the various symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, low-grade fever, joint stiffness, and digestive distress, there is very little medicine can do to cure these issues. The best medicine can do is suppress symptoms.

My theory and subsequent help with autoimmune diseases resides in the molecular makeup of our body’s connective tissue system. There are many precursors that are completely overlooked by medicine occurring in all of us on a daily basis. One primary issue is connective tissue dehydration. I believe this is the precursor and catalyst for autoimmune diseases.

Daily care of our connective tissue is an essential element of any person’s wellness, but for those with autoimmune diseases, it’s a must. But tapping into this system the way MELT does is unconventional. Most treatments are invasive, heavy, direct pressure. This is NOT what the tissue needs – especially tissue affected with autoimmune disorders.

If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder or disease, I’d recommend starting with the Mini Soft Ball Hand or Foot Treatment every day for the first month. In weeks 5 to 6, you can add the Soft Ball Treatments 2 times a week, and try treating your hands and feet back to back. Then you can add the Full Treatments – but remember, use just the soft balls. For maintenance, MELT a minimum of 3 times a week, but every day is best to support your body’s natural healing mechanisms.

In the beginning, it’s best to MELT at the end of your day, an hour or more before bedtime to support your body’s natural healing mechanisms. It will be especially important for you to drink at least 8 ounces of water before and after you MELT.

For more about making MELT part of your self-care plan when you’re managing an autoimmune disorder, read Chapter 14 of the MELT Method book or look for a MELT instructor near you at meltmethod.com/finder.

Learning to MELT can offer a quick reduction in symptoms and help restore the connective tissue’s natural balance.


Originally posted February 4, 2012

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