Saturday, January 1, 2011

SLE

I find SLE is an interesting sickness that is worth to talk about. So, What is SLE? It stands for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. It is an autoimmune disease wherby the immune system is overactive and attack the body's tissues. People with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood that target tissues.

Sometimes lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and/or nervous system. Tere are many types of Lupus. When only the skin is involved, the condition is called lupus dermatitis or cutaneous lupus erythematosus. When internal organs are involved, the condition is referred to as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

SLE is eight times more common in women than men. This is because the yin factor in female hormone. The cause(s) of SLE is (are) unknown, however, heredity, viruses, ultraviolet light, and drugs all may play some role. Anyway, my personal view on this subject as a qigong healer we should focus on the spleen.

The spleen filters blood in much the way that the lymph nodes filter lymph. Lymphocytes in the spleen react to pathogens in the blood and attempt to destroy them. Macrophages then engulf the resulting debris, the damaged cells, and the other large particles. The spleen, along with the liver, removes old and damaged red blood cells from the circulating blood.

The spleen can also, like the bone marrow, produce new red blood cells. The spleen produce anti-body to our immune system. In qigong, Spleen Qi, for instance, is responsible for transformation and transportation (of food and fluids, primarily). So people that suffer SLE may be due to Spleen Qi deficiency. When the Qi of the spleen is low, the spleen does not function efficiently.

Spleen chi has to bring up at the harmonic level and a faa qi to the spleen area has to be focused primarily together with bone marrow. Heal yourself by doing more of "chen chi", "tung pee" and "hip rotation" and focus on the spleen to function perfectly at a tip top condition.

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