How You Can Support Immunity with Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI)

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When working correctly the immune system helps combat harmful pathogens and foreign substances from causing infections, delivering viruses, and disrupting the body – read our immune system 101 for more information. Those with malfunctioning immune systems frequently develop autoimmune conditions and chronic disease.

By strengthening the immune system, you can help prevent the occurrence of such conditions and even treat them.

Understanding the Immune Response

Many diseases are the result of increased inflammation. This can be caused by a variety of factors. One that is frequently overlooked is a dysfunctional immune response.

The immune system is charged with prevention and removal of harmful agents. If it is working correctly, the immune system swiftly deals with the threat and then enters into a watchful state of normalcy. However, sometimes the immune system can remain overly active resulting in long-lasting damage and dysfunction. For example, Lyme-causing bacteria are masters of deception and can effectively mimic many other cells in the body. This makes it challenging for the immune system to effectively deal with them. Because of this, when the body is fighting Lyme disease, the immune system is in a constant state of alert resulting in numerous symptoms including extreme fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, and migraines.

If the immune system remains active for too long, it may begin targeting the body itself in addition to harmful bacteria. This results in the body turning on itself causing significant and sometimes irreparable damage.

The effects of an autoimmune condition can be long-lasting and even permanent. Effectively treating immune dysfunction can help reduce the impact of these effects and save you from serious bodily harm. Finding an appropriate treatment for immune dysfunction and support can save you years of pain and disease!

Watch this video to find out how you may be unknowingly harming your immune system.

How LDI Can Help

Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI) is a treatment method focused on restoring immune function and has shown to be impressively effective at treating many chronic conditions and immune disorders.

LDI works to prevent inflammation and restore immune function by repelling and removing foreign agents such as viruses and bacteria. With greater immune balance and function the body is better equipped to combat harmful pathogens that cause infections and disease. A significant portion of LDI’s efficacy is its function as an immune balancer.

How Does LDI Work?

Many immune-supporting treatments focus on improving gut health or removing specific bacteria. LDI optimizes immune function through resolving imbalances and overactive systems.

Before explaining LDI’s effect on the body it’s important to be familiar with the factors involved. TH2 is the portion of the immune system that actively removes threats from the body. If there is too much TH2 activity, the immune system begins turning on the body. Alternatively, TH1 aids in the removal and destruction of intracellular infection, which helps resolve chronic conditions. T cells are another portion of immune function that help identify threats so they can be effectively removed. LDI treatment interacts with these three factors to better support immune function.

LDI treatment is a specifically tailored combination of antigens and an enzyme known as beta-glucuronidase. When these two substances come in contact with T cells, this agent of immunity informs the body’s defenses that there is a present threat. After this response is made, beta-glucuronidase reduces TH2 activity while stimulating TH1 activity. This simultaneously inhibits harmful immune reactions that can cause further bodily damage while also training the body to better respond to specific antigens. LDI trains the immune system to deal with threats appropriately rather than causing self-inflicted damage.

Selecting antigen-enzyme pairs based on a patient’s condition allows doctors to customize LDI treatment to treat oversensitivity to specific antigens – there is an impressive selection of antigens that can be used for many different conditions and at different levels of dosage.

A primary benefit of LDI is that dosage is customizable to your individual situation allowing for more optimized care and treatment. Generally, doses commence at weekly intervals and then are reduced in frequency once a positive change has been seen in the patient’s condition. Occasionally, patients may receive a booster dose if there is a relapse or diminishing effect seen in their treatment.

Better Health through Better Immunity

Treatment with LDI may sound complicated but the actual process is quite simple from the viewpoint of the patient. Sublingual treatments are placed under the tongue and remain there for roughly 30 seconds. The treatment is absorbed through the mucus membranes located in the mouth. This method is quick and easy. This is contrasted in most treatment pertaining to chronic disease and autoimmune dysfunction.

Chronic disease is a notoriously difficult group of conditions to treat. Many ignore the fact that inflammation and immune dysfunction are frequently associated with such health problems.

Optimizing your immune function with LDI treatment can help treat chronic conditions such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Autoimmune Arthritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Myositis
  • Interstitial cystitis

By engaging in practices and treatments that support better immunity, resolve immune dysfunction, and build greater resilience to harmful substances, you can reduce your risk of developing debilitating chronic conditions such as those listed above.

If you have already been diagnosed with immune-related dysfunction or chronic health issues, you should consider Low Dose Immunotherapy as it provides impressive customizability, simple treatment procedures, and great success in resolving immune-related dysfunction!

About Holtorf Medical Group

The Holtorf Medical Group specializes in optimizing quality of life and being medical detectives to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms, rather than just prescribing medications to cover-up the symptoms. We are experts in natural, prescription bioidentical hormone replacement and optimization, complex endocrine dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease.

We’ve dedicated our practice to providing you the best in evidenced-based, integrative medicine that’s not only safe and effective, but provides measurable results.