Cellular Medicine recognizes that disease and health of the body resides within the individual cells. The cells of our body are individual organisms that live, breathe, eat, digest and throw off waste matter. Each cell in our body works in tandem with the rest of the cells of our body, as a complex integrated system. When one cell is off, the rest of the cells are impacted. Thus, when one system has an illness, the rest of the bodily systems are weakened. For example, if you have hypothyroidism, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a disease of the thyroid. That could be the primary symptom showing up although a completely different body system is the main source of the disease. Cellular Medicine encompasses all healing modalities that work to heal the cells from the inside out. Read more about Cellular Healing Responses, the Cellular Microenvironment and Homeopathy below to understand more about Cellular Medicine.
The Cellular Microenvironment is an important area of focus when treating the body. The cellular microenvironment is the fluid that bathes the cells. The fluid must be clean and moving so that the cells can perform cellular respiration, so that fresh oxygen can get to the cells and waste products can move away from the cells. Involved in any Naturopathic Treatment will include proper diet of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, fresh clean spring water, therapeutic fasting and some exercise to clean the blood and lymphatics. All substances that are toxic to your body must be eliminated in order for your body to completely heal. When these toxins are eliminated, the cells are no longer burdened by a toxic pool in the microenvironment and the cells can start a healing process. The cells will often release more waste and at times the cells will create an inflammatory reaction to clean out. This is what people experience as a “detox” reaction where you may feel more fatigued, achy and unwell. This is temporary and takes as long as the cells need for their thorough clean out.
Cellular Healing Responses involve multiple cell types and mechanisms. Many medications are designed to suppress these cellular responses in an attempt to prevent further disease and tissue damage. These responses consist of chemical messages from cell to cell, immune responses that involve chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and superoxide. However, these medications unfortunately weaken the cellular healing response leading to an accumulation of toxins and foreign pathogens in the cellular microenvironment.