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Basic structure of our immune system and the role of holistic therapies like Homeopathy and Bach flower therapy in improving our immune status.

Basic structure of our immune system and the role of holistic therapies like Homeopathy and Bach flower therapy in improving our immune status.

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  • 1. SWINE FLU & OUR IMMUNITY Dr Amit Karkare BHMS, BFP (UK) Homeopathic Consultant and Bach Flower Practitioner
  • 2. Dr. Amit Karkare
    • Educational Profile:
    • BHMS – Pune University
    • BFP (UK) – British Institute of Homeopathy [London]
    • Achievements:
    • University topper in the subject of Homeopathic Philosophy – 1996
    • First Indian to get an accreditation as Bach Flower Practitioner (UK) from British Institute of Homeopathy, securing 97% marks.
    • Academic:
    • Homeopathic Research Consultant – Sahyadri Hospital
      • Refractory Epilepsy study
    • Lecturer at DSHMC
    • Faculty – Institute of Clinical Research (Pune branch)
    • Professional:
    • A decade of clinical service
      • More than 2000 patients
      • Across all continents
    • Homeopathic consultant – Cognizant, Evolvus syst, & others
  • 3. Bacterias and Viruses:
    • Bacteria:
    • Has a specific protein and structure or shape.
    • Easy to invent anti-bacterial.
    • Virus:
    • Reprograms its host's cells to make new viruses and almost all the proteins used in this process are normal parts of the body.
    • Change in shape / structure.
    • Not possible to find a perfect anti-viral medicine.
  • 4. Swine-Flu: facts
    • Influenza type A virus causing regular outbreaks in pigs.
    • Past human spread was limited to few (3-4) individuals. [1976]
    • Current H1N1 strain is highly contagious and thus WHO has escalated the world Pandemic Phase from Phase 3 to Phase 6.
    • Currently no vaccine against H1N1. Will take at least another 4 months for launch.
    • More severe in people with systemic or chronic illnesses like asthma / diabetes.
  • 5. Worldwide spread:
  • 6. Swine-flu 2009: stats [courtesy: FluCount.org] Note: the figures are based on REPORTED cases . 1 in 166 1.38 228.99 United Kingdom 1 in 140 2.19 306.37 Mexico 1 in 200 8.36 1675.96 Australia 1 in 32 0.29 9.33 INDIA 1 in 19 6.02 116.29 Brazil 1 in 80 2.54 202.10 United States 1 in 17 13.40 225.14 Argentina Death Frequency [per detected cases] Death Rate [per million country population] Infection Rate [per million country population] Country
  • 7. Prevention Better Than Cure:
  • 8. Kçáo nçÇ kçÀçí kçÀj yçáuçbo Flçvçç...
    • The ideal prevention is to improve our natural immunity.
    • BUT HOW?
    • WHAT IS IMMUNITY?
    • Only Body or Mind too?
  • 9. Body’s Immune System:
    • It is a natural body defense mechanism composed of specialized cells and proteins designed to identify and destroy foreign invaders [microbes].
    • Core-activities:
    • Discrimination between ‘Self’ and ‘Non-self’
    • Protection : Destruction : Red-alert
    • Immune memory – for future utilization
  • 10. Anatomy of immune system:
    • Bone marrow & Thymus:
      • Immune cells are born and matured.
    • Spleen:
      • Removes old / damaged cells
      • Removes infectious agents & activates production of lymphocytes.
    • Lymphatics & nodes:
      • Filter out dead cells, antigens, and other “stuff” to present to lymphocytes.
      • Collect fluid (lymph) that has “leaked” out from the blood.
  • 11. Passive Immunity
    • Antibodies ( Y ) received from the maternal blood before we were born.
    • Also found in the breast-milk.
    • Temporary immunity – lasting for few weeks.
  • 12. Active Immunity:
    • INNATE IMMUNITY
      • Natural and non-specific.
      • Immediate response.
    • Components:
      • Barriers – skin, tear, saliva, hair
      • Phagocytes – neutrophils & macrophages
      • Natural killer cells & mast cells
      • Complement & other proteins
    • ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY
      • Acquired and specific.
      • Needs time to develop.
      • Enhanced on frequent exposure.
    • Components:
      • T -cells
      • B -cells
      • Antibodies
      • Antigen presenting cells
  • 13. Photo gallery:
  • 14. Immunity - overview: DRIVING FORCE ?
  • 15. Measures to improve immunity:
      • Balanced diet
      • Hygiene
      • Regular exercise
      • Joy of work
      • Recreation
      • Artistic pursuits
      • Holistic therapy
      • Emotive balance
  • 16. Health: ‘ A state of complete physical, mental & social well-being and not mere absence of disease or infirmity.’ – World Health Organization PHYSICAL SOCIAL MENTAL BALANCE = HEALTH
  • 17. Individualization:
  • 18. Stress: its origin & resolution MAN ENVIRONMENT - v e and + v e A D J U S T M E N T STRESS FAVORABLE REACTION EASE UN RESOLVED UN DIS Negative Emotional State  Altered Immunity NEEDS TREATMENT
  • 19. Homeopathy:
    • Aiming for psychosomatic equilibrium.
    • Efficacy without food restrictions.
    • No adverse drug effects at all.
    • Easy to carry and consume.
    • Can be taken with existing medication.
    • Safe to consume even during pregnancy.
  • 20. Holistic care: Treatment of the existing health ailments. Dealing with stressors that can lead to future ailments. Preventing illnesses by improving immunity – both physical & emotional. Discussion forum covering the current health issues, tips, articles, and Q&A. HEALTH TREATMENT PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • 21. Healthy Mind  Healthy Body
  • 22. Thanks! Dr Amit Karkare Mobile: +91 98222 52533 Website: www.dramitkarkare.com Clinics: Jangli Maharaj Road & Sahakarnagar

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