What NYCIM Says About The Coronavirus (And What You Can Do)
Breaking down COVID-19, the unseen factors, and specialized solutions.
Seeing global health pandemics rise gradually as years pass is not terribly surprising given the effects of globalization, the ease of international travel, and most importantly, immense changes in environmental factors (quality of food/water/air, medication, exposure to chemicals and environmental toxins). All of these factors increase the general population’s risk to become susceptible to disease and a weakened immune system. With that being said, we have seen a rise in viral infections across the world over the past several decades (Ebola, MERS, SARS, Zika, etc.). As a leader in integrative medicine, we’d like to join the discussion on this important topic, and one of the most important right now is the coronavirus pandemic.
By definition, viruses are made of genetic materials (RNA or DNA) that are protected by a shell of proteins and are dependent on human’s live host cells to inject its genetic material to survive. To infect a human, viruses need a site of entry and the most common route of viral entry is through the respiratory tract. Viruses associated with respiratory infections (i.e., SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19) refer to the viruses that invade and proliferate in the epithelial cells of the respiratory tracts that could cause respiratory and systemic symptoms. As most are aware by now, the novel coronavirus was isolated from the lower respiratory tract of patients in Wuhan, who were suffering from pneumonia and named it SARS-CoV-2, which caused the condition COVID-19. Once this particular virus hijacks the cell and replicates with the cell, it kills the information in the once healthy cell and can cause respiratory/systemic symptoms.
Coronavirus itself is not a new virus. First identified by researchers in 1937, it is the second most common cause of the common cold. So what makes this current coronavirus so different? Due to mutations, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has never been exposed to humans before. As such, the general population lacks immunity to fight this infection off. To complicate things, there is believed to be more than one route of transmission. But rather than jump down the rabbit hole and place the focus singularly on this particular pathogen, we’d like to present an alternative viewpoint. As best-selling author and scientist Gregg Braden emphasizes, “it is always important to remember our bodies are intelligent and sophisticated pieces of technology that were made to fight off infections like COVD-19”. Let’s explore this idea a bit further.
“It is always important to remember our bodies are intelligent and sophisticated pieces of technology that were made to fight off infections like COVD-19.”Gregg Braden
We’ve mentioned that COVID-19 can be spread easily and it is a new strand that we have not been exposed to. But we also have to establish that the human body, when in an optimized and healthy state, is well-equipped for this virus. There have been multiple studies conducted already, one of which was done on a healthy female patient in Australia who was exposed that showed, “Even though COVID-19 is caused by a new virus (SARS-CoV-2), in an otherwise healthy person, a robust immune response across different cell types was associated with clinical recovery, similar to what we see in influenza”. So why is this virus, and in fact many modern pathogens, so detrimental to human health? To answer this, we have to look beyond the virus.
As we step away from the coronavirus, we can turn our attention to our body’s biological terrain and tissue pH to see how our defense system rejects and eliminates pathogens. Our biological terrain is essentially our cellular environment, a medium in which water, lipids, proteins, nucleic acid, and carbohydrates reside. Picture soil that a plant grows in. In order for the plant to grow and thrive, the soil must be rich in minerals, air, water, and organic matter. As Louis Pasteur once said, “The microbe is nothing; the terrain is everything.”
We are bringing up the importance of our body’s terrain in response to this virus to show you how certain pathogenic infections can take advantage of our immune system when given the right environment. To measure the health of our internal environment or biological terrain, we can look at the different pH levels in our bodies. As Dr. Thomas Szulc, Medical Director at NYCIM, states, “Most disease and illness is created and functions optimally in an acidic environment.”
To give you an idea of what the pH scale is, it is a logarithmic scale running from 0-14 that measures the acid/base balance in liquid environments. A pH of 7 is considered neutral and an exact balance between acid and base components. Severe deviations from this neutral point can lead to acidosis (too low) or alkalosis (too high). Our blood maintains a constant pH between 7.35-7.45, and the interstitial fluid that surrounds our cells is typically around 7.35. The pH level we are most concerned with is our interstitial fluid because that’s what our cells are floating in, giving us an indication of how healthy they are. Interstitial fluid is made up of substances that leak out of blood capillaries, bringing oxygen and nutrients to cells, while simultaneously removing waste products. More and more scientists are beginning to realize the importance of this fluid and how pH impacts disease states. Newer research has been conducted showing diseases like diabetes thrive when interstitial fluid is acidic, which helps contribute to insulin resistance.
In general, our cells have six main functions: to provide structure and support, facilitate growth, produce energy, allow passive/active transport, multiply, and create metabolic reactions. In order for our cells to continue with these basic functions, our interstitial fluid must maintain homeostasis through proper pH. When this pH level gets altered over time, our immune defenses weaken and our cells are unable to respond efficiently. An acidic pH deprives the cells of oxygen, slows down cellular metabolism, and prevents excretion of waste. This ultimately increases our toxic load and results in lymphatic stagnation. All of these things combined create a perfect environment for pathogens to prosper. Multiple studies show that a lower pH enables both bacteria and viruses to penetrate the cell at a much faster rate, suggesting that maintaining proper terrain is essential in fighting off disease.
To further understand how we can re-establish a proper terrain and strengthen our immune systems, we now need to better explain what factors are working against us.
We’ve shown that proper pH is essential, and we probably already all know that proper hygiene is also paramount when avoiding dangerous microbes. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have all had these three words ingrained into our minds: WASH YOUR HANDS. While washing your hands is vitally important when it comes to reducing the risk of contracting coronavirus, we need to talk about a few other key factors that often go neglected yet have a detrimental impact on terrain and ultimately your immune system.
Emotions are a normal part of everyday life. They help push us to get things done and often guide us to our true purpose. The key to staying emotionally healthy is learning how to properly process these emotions and release them. When we suppress our emotions, they can cause a disruption in how our cells function and thereby lower our immune systems. These unresolved emotions get trapped in our body (stored through neuropeptides on various tissues), leading to energetic dysfunctions, emotional imbalances, and eventually, disease. In a nutshell: your unresolved emotions can cause physiological dysfunction, providing an environment for pathogens to thrive.
Harvard Medical School demonstrated that when people suppress their emotions and do not allow themselves to truly feel and release them, they increase their risk of premature death by 30% and increase their chances of being diagnosed with cancer by 70%. It is obvious that suppressed emotions play a role in the dysfunction of our bodies. They set us up for a disturbance in the flow of energy and therefore, disease. In his book, “Letting Go”, psychiatrist Dr. David Hawkins states “Repressed and suppressed feelings require counter-energy to keep them submerged. It takes energy to hold down our feelings. As these feelings are relinquished, the energy that had been holding down the negativity is now freed for constructive uses.”
Everyone has different stressors. Stress can be money-related, work-related, love-related, etc. The glaringly obvious global stressor right now is the infamous COVID-19. Many people are concerned about the state of their health, the health of their loved ones, their jobs, their own well-being, the world economy, etc. While all of these things are valid to be concerned about, living in a state of anxiety and stress is not doing anyone any favors.
A study of the relationship between psychological stress and the human immune system turned to 30 years of meta-analytic study and over 300 empirical articles concluded that “The more a stres-sor deviated from those parameters by becoming more chronic, however, the more components of the immune system were affected in a potentially detrimental way.“
“Stress-related disease emerges, predominantly, out of the fact that we so often activate a physiological system that has evolved for responding to acute physical emergencies, but we turn it on for months on end, worrying about mortgages, relationships, and promotions.”Sapolsky, R. M. (1998).
Why zebras don’t get ulcers: An updated guide to stress, stress-related disease, and coping
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Our fight-or-flight response (triggered by our sympathetic nervous system) works excellently in acute short-lived, stressful situations. For example, if you are being chased by a lion, the sympathetic nervous system serves you well. Your eyes dilate so that you can see better, your blood is directed more towards your muscles so that you can move faster, and your heart rate picks up the pace to keep up with the high demand for oxygen. All of these things seem great…however, there is a flip side. Since the body’s energy is directed towards getting away from the lion, other less acute threats are disregarded for the time being. Who cares about catching a virus if a lion is about to kill you anyway, right? To put maximum effort towards immediate survival, the body decreases signaling towards other important immune functions, like the production of lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that work to recognize and eliminate pathogens. Therefore, when their production goes down, our immune systems decline and we are more susceptible to infection.
Unfortunately, our bodies view stress for what it is: stress. Meaning, stress that is induced from being chased by a lion is viewed the same as stress induced by a global pandemic. So, while acute stress that is short-lived will not harm us (and can be helpful), lingering stress will weaken the immune system and ultimately cause dysfunction within our bodies.
All of this to say – we must learn to cope with the stress of the pandemic in our world, or we will set ourselves up to become ill and/or stay ill longer than we should and leave ourselves more susceptible to infections such as coronavirus.
The impact of electromagnetic fields on our health has been a topic of debate for quite some time. As technology advances and 5G becomes more and more prominent, we can’t help but notice that our world is simultaneously getting sicker.
Unfortunately, electromagnetic fields put out by our phones, laptops, and televisions are not biocompatible with our bodies. These frequencies are not normal frequencies found in nature, they are manmade. Because of this, they can actually have a negative impact on our health. One of the main ways in which they are harmful is in the damage that they do to the water within our bodies.
Think about it: when you put water in a microwave and turn it on, the frequencies that are given off change the structure of the water, causing it to heat and, if left long enough, boil. EMF’s put off by our cell phones and electronic devices do a similar thing to the water within our bodies. Since our bodies are made up of around 60-70% water, you imagine how changing the structure of that water could negatively impact our health.
In 2009, a study published in Pathophysiology stated that “EMFs disturb immune function through stimulation of various allergic and inflammatory responses, as well as effects on tissue repair processes.” More and more concerning studies are coming forward, some even indicating that EMF’s actually make microbes more virulent.
This brings us to the question: are our increasing EMF’s playing a role in the virulence of COVID-19? While some doctors refer to EMF’s as actual toxins themselves since they can inhibit the body’s ability to detox, others simply believe that they lower the body’s immune system and disrupt the normal electrical and biochemical function specifically through calcium signaling.
While we are unsure of the exact role of 5G and EMF’s with COVID-19 (listen to one doctor’s theory on the matter), we do know this: the less exposure you have to frequencies that are not biocompatible with your body, the better.
“Everything starts at an energetic level.” – Dr. Thomas Szulc
One of the biggest factors that play a role in the disruption of our immune systems is energy imbalances. When our cells are vibrating at the appropriate frequencies and communicating with each other accordingly, health and harmony will rule our bodies. Infection, excess emotional stress, negative thoughts, poor diet, EMF’s and other aggravating factors can disrupt the proper flow of energy and, therefore, lead to dysfunction. If proper signaling is not re-established, areas that have been blocked off will suffer.
You can think of your meridians as circuits. It is imperative that these circuits (meridians) maintain a perfect, unhindered flow of energy. As an example: if a fuse is out (energy is blocked) near the liver, that area is no longer receiving proper cellular signaling. This means the liver will not function as well as it should, which can then lead to difficulty with detoxification and potentially set you up for diseases and disorders of the liver. Therefore, in order for all organs, glands, and cells to remain healthy, they must be balanced energetically. Attaining a proper flow of energy within the body is crucial to keeping your immune system in tip-top shape and keeping you healthy, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
For centuries, our model for medicine has focused on the Newtonian mindset of everything being material, physical and separate from one another. However, throughout this time, science based on quantum and astrophysics has focused on living things at the most elemental level, and that we are not based on stagnation and chemical reactions, but rather energetic charges.
Human beings and all living organisms are a joint interaction of energy fields and are therefore connected to everything in our world. This is often overlooked and almost never talked about in modern medicine, but each of our bodies is firmly integrated into our environment, and in constant exchange with it (our various biorhythms, our organs, and metabolic functions run synchronously with the “pulse rhythm” of the universe). This exchange is through control pulses that come from what is referred to as Schumann Waves, which arise in the ionosphere and “speaks to” our hippocampus, (an organ which is present in every mammal). It is also important to note that our nervous system responds to electromagnetic pulses of the Schumann Waves as well as our autonomic nervous system and contributes to normal health and physical function.
Researcher Lian Sidorov states, “For a decade, Robert Beck researched the brain wave activity of healers from all cultures and religious backgrounds. Independent of their belief systems, each exhibited ‘nearly identical EEG signatures’ during their ‘healing’ moments: a 7.8-8Hz brainwave activity, which lasted from one to several seconds and which was ‘phase and frequency-synchronized with the earth’s geoelectric micropulsations – the Schumann resonance’.”
We should all “march” to this frequency which determines the state of our health and well being. However, interference of this pulse/frequency (Schumann waves and magnetic field pulses from the earth’s crust), could be detrimental to all life on this planet. Although it is hard to avoid, we are threatened with the ever-growing phenomenon of man-made electro-pollution in an advancing technological age.
Some, like Dr. Thomas Cowan, believe that over the past several decades (even dating back to the Spanish flu in 1918), viral pandemics were impacted by man-made electromagnetic frequencies introduced into our environment. These man-made frequencies cause cells to become diseased, weakens one’s natural frequency and immune function, and causes the cell to excrete viral infections. American author and activist, Arthur Firstenberg, states that this unnatural interference has increased immensely since the early 1900s but even more so when the first cell phones came on the market in the 1980s. This assault on human body systems, like nerves, blood vessels, organs, lymph, meridians, acupuncture points, chakras, and dantians (qi focus flow centers discussed in Traditional Chinese Medicine) will continue to worsen as time goes on, and especially with the new development of 5G. This not only affects our immune systems and overall health but may possibly change ingrained information that comprises our genetic sequencing.
It’s always been our take at NYCIM that to address any problem efficiently means utilizing a holistic approach that can correct issues at their source. Here are some of the advanced solutions we offer that can address the factors outlined earlier in this article that can be achieved from a distance.
The ACMOS Method is an energy-medicine therapy that eliminates blockages and disturbances of the flow of energy in our body through the meridian system and restores global energy balance. Think of it as a highly advanced version of acupuncture without needles. It is important to allow proper distribution of energy according to the body needs. Without energy, there is no function or compromised function leading to sickness.
In addition to ACMOS energy balancing, another advanced solution is called an ACMOgram. It is based on the I-ching symbols used for thousands of years within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Each symbol broadcasts a unique signal personalized to the individual’s key problem (constant thinking of coronavirus, creating a negative narrative, thinking of doom and death, etc.), to allow them to release energy which is being needlessly wasted in response to a perceived energetic attack. This attack is not real in the sense that it did not take place yet, but a signal in the brain is triggering the feeling like it is happening, therefore feeling under threat – the body then wastes energy by mounting a defense which reduces its capacity to manage day-to-day functions of the organs and cells. When this happens for a prolonged time it negatively affects our immune system.
The specific symbols and colors in the ACMOgram serve to neutralize those false signals and the energy which was being wasted is available to contribute towards health and well-being. Proper management of our resources and management of energy keep us calm and strengthens our defenses, which is vital at this time to manage the symptoms created by the COVID-19 virus.
NYCIM is one of the few centers in the world to offer these advanced services. Our clinical staff has received direct training from the creator of ACMOS, Dr. Rene Naccachian, and provides remote energy balancing sessions and ACMOgrams to patients.
“It is my belief after studying with Dr. Szulc that, in the hands of the right person, there is no more profound therapy than ACMOS. Through the ACMOS protocol, the misinformation that is most adversely affecting a person’s health is identified and removed. The energetic field of the individual is rebalanced as the energetic compensation is unwound and a more pristine balance is restored.”Beth McDougall, MD
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Caitlin Policastro, NP and Clinical Director at NYCIM performing ACMOS.
Everything that exists in the physical, mental forms is particular energy fields of specific frequencies. Every emotion has a different frequency which cannot be fully eliminated but can be transformed by either changing the frequency or ‘scrambling’ the original frequency of the non-beneficial emotion. There are a few extraordinary techniques that can be performed from a distance, similar to transforming one radio station to another by changing frequency on the receiver. One of these techniques that have shown to be effective in the elimination of negative entrapped emotions is Advanced NET (Neuro Emotional Technique).
How does this impact our ability to deal with the coronavirus and other health threats? The immune system requires like any other system in our body: enough energy with proper information to function according to requirements of the body, elimination of factors which drain energy like emotions especially fear which leads to anxiety and panic as well as less negative information stimulation our fight or flight reaction as well as tools and environment which is beneficial for the function of defense forces of our body.
As clinical psychologist Jolanta Szulc, Ph.D., states:
“It is important to realize that emotions, especially fear, anxiety and panic, are not conductive to the proper functioning of the immune system. Negative emotions drain our energy. Inherent in all negative emotions is that they make us feel bad, but more importantly, they put our body into a stressful mode – the fight or flight reaction. When we are in a stressful mode, we produce more stress hormones and our immune system is greatly compromised. That is why we need to transmute fear into faith and do everything possible to strengthen our immune system.”
NYCIM is offering remote Advanced NET sessions for patients which may be scheduled with the front desk.
Bonus – Addressing Emotions and Stress with Meditation: The NYCIM medical team suggests two guided meditations to help in these difficult times. One is a healing sleep meditation best performed before going to sleep. The second is a guided angel meditation with Sue Storm that may suit patients seeking peace and spiritual comfort.
It is important to note that optimizing the immune system during times like these is of critical importance. This is even more important for those dealing with immune deficiency, auto-immune disorders, and comorbidities. Some supplements recommended by NYCIM include:
This homeopathic remedy from Germany is similar to Boiron’s version of Oscillococcinum, only Unda is a more trusted brand among integrative physicians. Muco Coccinum helps in supporting your body in modulating its immune system function via subtle rather than direct actions.
RM-10 is a compound of 10 certified organic mushrooms, aloe vera, and Uncaria tomentosa. Like the other mushrooms, the RM-10 can help lower cholesterol, increase energy and immune functions, and enhances Natural Killer Cell and macrophage activity.
Probiotics have long been in the spotlight for amplifying gut health and have been shown to regulate the host immune response which provides a boost against allergies, auto-immune symptoms, and viral illnesses. Not only do probiotics promote a healthy immune system, but a healthy gut has also been linked to improved mental health as more than 70% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the digestive tract.
Our environment, poor diet, exposure to toxins, illness, antibiotics, and allergens can all trigger an immune response and throw off the natural balance of our gut microbes. This results in gut dysbiosis – a term that refers to an unstable, imbalanced gut microbiome. A quality probiotic, such as HMF Forte, can help to restore balance in the gut where 60 to 70 percent of the body’s immune cells reside.
Influvin-T is a plant constituent blend (known as a spagyric remedy) of Echinacea, Astragalus, Elderberry, Myrrh, and many more designed to strengthen the immune system by protecting the body against external aggressors. This herbal supplement can help you boost your immune system with only 2 tablets a day.
NYCIM is fully stocked with these immune-boosting supplements as well as numerous others and can provide personalized recommendations and ship directly to patients.
Detoxification is a critical part of supporting the body during pandemics. As we accumulate toxins and chemicals within the body, they often encourage an environment in which viruses and pathogens find favorable by changing pH of body to acidic (as discussed in the second section of this article). However, if our organs of elimination are supported to remove these toxins from the body, a healthier terrain and pH can be established which weakens viral infections. Here’s just one example of a detox product that may help in improving your biological terrain:
Hevert Detox kit consists of homeopathic medicinal plant extracts designed to enhance the function of our excretory pathways. It supports innate detoxification mechanisms in a gentle manner. These combination medications target the lymphatic, hepatic, gastrointestinal and urinary excretion systems to promote better elimination of toxins. It retrains the organs of elimination to resume optimal function.
NYCIM has a number of oral detoxification supplements and remedies that can be tailored to each patient’s specific needs.
At least three clinical trials have started in China studying the effects of high-dose vitamin C for the treatment of COVID-19. Vitamin C is very important in reducing the inflammatory response and preventing the common cold.
Vitamin D assists in the modulation of the innate and adaptive immune responses. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as increased susceptibility to infection.
Zinc affects multiple aspects of the immune system and helps in fighting off invading bacteria and viruses.
Magnesium has a relevant role in immune response, with those deficient of the mineral showing relation to impaired cellular and humoral immune function.
The fully-stocked dispensary at NYCIM has high-quality nutritional supplements available to patients. The clinical staff can also help to specify which nutrients are best for you.
YouMatrix is a patent-pending technology that renders EMFs harmless. The small patch on the back of your cell phone device transforms artificial EMFs into natural, harmless, and biocompatible frequencies. It does this via its microcrystalline structure.
NYCIM has tested this solution and it is available for patients to be sent directly to their homes through our center.
We’d like to leave you with these thoughts, from internationally recognized cell biologist Bruce Lipton: “Through the nocebo effect alone, fearful thoughts will inhibit the immune system and open you to infection. However, a calm state of mind and healthy lifestyle are the best prescription in weathering this seasonal storm!” NYCIM is here to support and aid you in this and every storm to come, ensuring we protect our most valued asset – our health.
Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of our solutions as well as personalized recommendations during the coronavirus epidemic and any of your health-related issues.
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