Feeling down and deflated most mornings, even after a good night’s sleep? Notice how easily you’re getting sick when everyone else seems fine? Or do you generally feel under the weather and tired often? You’re not the only one.
All over the world, people’s immune systems are struggling to keep up. Whether fighting off the latest COVID variant or dealing with the increasing amounts of toxins and chemicals in the air and our food, the human immune system is under attack. And the biggest casualty in this struggle? Our general wellbeing.
This post looks at why our immune systems are under so much pressure and the effect this is having on our wellbeing. We explore how hypnosis for good health is helping people boost the immune system, and why it is recognised as such an effective therapy for improving wellbeing.
What is the immune system?
The human immune system is our primary defence against illness, infections, and disease. The immune system consists of many different secondary systems in the body that work together to fend off the microbes, bacteria and viruses that cause sickness. It also helps the body with healing wounds and injuries and is essential for keeping us in a healthy state.
Systems and functions like the role played by white blood cells, the lymphatic system and important organs keep a biological record of all the infections we’ve ever had so that they know exactly what to do the next time we receive unwelcome microscopic guests.
This means that we could even avoid getting sick altogether the next time an ailment strikes. But only if the immune system is in good nick.
Why people’s immune systems are getting weaker
From bad diets, alcohol abuse and smoking habits to a lack of exercise, dangerous environmental conditions and high levels of stress, our immune system’s condition is vulnerable to countless challenges. The more toxins and stressful events we expose ourselves to, the harder the immune system has to work to shore up our defences.
Our bodies evolved to strengthen and boost the immune system over time as we get older. However, in an age of too much screen time, fast food door deliveries and stress levels never seen before, our defences are losing pace.
The benefits of therapy for improving wellbeing
While a healthy body is essential to happiness and a good sense of wellbeing, our minds may not always agree. Someone who eats right, doesn’t drink or smoke and goes to the gym every day, may be facing depression and anxiety related to things beyond their physical health.
But, a healthy state of mind begins with a healthy body, and a healthy body needs a strong immune system to fight off threats.
Living in a state of improved wellbeing has many benefits:
- More happiness
- Improved motivation and energy
- Higher levels of confidence
- A positive approach to the future
- Quicker injury recovery times and better sleep
- Better relationships and interactions with others
- Fewer stress issues
- Reduced risk of disease
These are just a few of the obvious benefits of improved wellbeing, but how does our immune system tie into helping us reinforce our sense and experience of wellness?
How does the immune system affect our wellbeing?
When we get sick, we begin feeling weak, tired, and sore – generally unwell. This is how our bodies let us know that something is happening that isn’t good for us. Eventually, depending on what it is that is affecting our bodies, we could experience (sometimes chronic) pain, nausea or dizziness and even become bedridden and unable to function normally.
Illness and our state of mind
Naturally, this can have a severe effect on our mental wellbeing. Whether unable to work, eat or sleep properly because we’re ill, or are prevented from visiting family and friends to avoid infecting them, a weaker immune system vulnerable to infection will naturally cause distress.
If we worry that our compromised immune system is going to let illness in all the time, we will constantly experience anxiety, fear and concern that we’re about to get sick. And this isn’t good for our wellbeing.
Thankfully, with the techniques used for hypnosis for good health, we can tap into our state of mind and begin conditioning it to work for us instead of against our wellbeing.
Hypnotherapy to boost the immune system & general wellbeing
By leveraging these powerful mind-body interactions, therapists can place clients into an ultra-relaxed state where the power of suggestion is used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the immune system.
Hypnotherapy for the body and the mind
Hypnotherapy is often associated with issues of the mind, mental states and the psychological aspects of our lives. But what many people don’t know is that hypnosis for good health has the power, not to directly influence our physical bodies, but to assist in conditioning our minds towards a state where we can use the capability of the brain to reinforce and support the body.
The science proves hypnotherapy works for the immune system
Other academic investigations proved that hypnosis may prevent immune systems from weakening. The evidence is clear – hypnotherapy works to boost the immune system and as a therapy for improving wellbeing.
Live healthier with Hypnocare
Hypnotherapy is a growing and exciting area of health that is receiving more and more support from medical communities, and at places like Hypnocare, we are seeing more and more people turning to hypnosis for help.
Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in offering hypnotherapy for many different ailments, including helping to boost the immune system. Clients can enjoy the benefits of dealing with multiple issues of both the body and mind, while overcoming bad habits, dealing with pain and stress, and nurturing important areas of their lives.
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