Urticaria

Petra Heier, Naturopath

For 19 years I have been practising as a holistic naturopath with a focus on bowel conditions and as such all diseases relating to this organ but also spinal manipulative therapy. For 15 years I have worked as a BICOM therapist with the BICOM 2000 and BICOM BICOM optima® devices. Bioresonance therapy is integrated into every treatment in my practice.

The different treatment philosophies according to Hildegard von Bingen, Father Sebastian Kneipp and F. X. Mayr also allow me to gain a holistic view of different illnesses.

I try to give the patient a broader perspective on their illness, so they don’t see it as an “operating breakdown”, rather as part of a development process that might perhaps take place precisely because of the illness itself. It is often crucial that the therapist’s mindset is such that they explain to the patient that their illness has a where from as well as a where to. In this way all layers — the physical, the spiritual and the intellectual — can be incorporated in the process of developing a holistic therapy.

For me, a holistic approach to urticaria is vital and I would very much like to share with you some of my experience as a therapist over many years. I have stabilised many patients using the following treatment approach, greatly reducing the number of rash episodes and in some cases eliminating them almost entirely.

Histamine overproduction in both the acute and chronic disease forms plays a key role and manifests in the following description of the disease. I first became aware of the significance of the patient’s emotional state of mind, when we had a grade 3 emergency case in our practice with a female patient with urticaria. Allergy tests car­ried

out later in hospital were completely negative, yet despite this she had an anaphylactic reaction.

I felt now was the time to take a much closer look at this condition and at some point consulted the Internet with the question:

“What does ‘resonance’ actually mean?” and I got the answer:

“A reaction caused by something.”

This sentence matched perfectly the description of the disease “urticaria”!

Urticaria, also called nettle rash or hives is an exanthema consisting of wheals which typically cause severe itching.

A differentiation is made here between acute urticaria (rash lasting under 6 weeks) and chronic urticaria (rash lasting longer than 6 weeks). Nettle rash is one of the most common skin diseases. What makes this disease so difficult to diagnose are the diffe­rent trigger factors. These fall into 6 categories:

 

  1. Allergic urticaria, g. from medicinal products, insect bites or food.
  2. Non-allergic urticaria, triggered by intolerance reactions.
  3. Contact urticaria, resulting from skin contact with, for example, stinging nettles or the peel of citrus fruits.
  4. Physical urticaria, triggered by cold, heat, light, water or mechanical irritants, g. pressure
  5. Cholinergic urticaria, triggered by stimulation of the sweat glands (can sometimes be compared to physical urticaria, since heat is frequently a trigger factor).
  6. Idiopathic urticaria, this is the most common type of urticaria. This takes an autonomous course, i.e. no discernible triggers in nearly 50 — 60 % of patients.

Often urticaria is “merely” an accompanying symptom of other illnesses, such as sinusi­tis, dental abscess, dysbiosis or even of the ever-increasing group of autoimmune dise­ases, in particular those affecting the liver.

Most urticaria patients have been on a difficult journey of diagnostic investigations and usually all have an emergency armoury of antihistamines and cortisone.

In the case of types 1, 2 and 3, bioresonance offers us a whole range of resources. With these three forms, bioresonance is ideally suited to offer the patient relief and even healing.

With variants 4, 5 and 6

  • the situation is often not so obvious or clear-cut
  • often we fail to get that wow factor that time and again gives us and our patients the respect we have for the bioresonance method.

What happens when a rash occurs?

Different trigger factors (see above) cause histamine to be released from mast cells and basophil granulocytes. As a consequence the capillaries become more permeable and the escaping plasma leads to oedema which in turn causes wheals to form.

Within minutes wheals of varying sizes appear, which are slightly raised and usually reddish in appearance. They resemble those seen following contact with stinging nettles and usually disappear spontaneously after a few hours or perhaps days. The patient complains of severe itching, frequently of gastrointestinal symptoms too (usually as early as 2 days beforehand), and breathlessness or headaches.

Anaphylactic shock is extremely rare, but nevertheless possible.

In my presentation I will report on the different therapy approaches for three patients listed here as cases A, B and C in groups 2, 4, and 6.

Case study A:

A female patient born in 1976 who had suffered from asthma for about 12 years, chro­nic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, periodic exhaustion with extreme tiredness and breathing problems (according to the patient: “I have the feeling sometimes that I just can’t catch my breath”) before another rash, repeated allergic reactions with nasallid swelling left > right and urticaria on the neck right > left, last admitted to the district hospital in Ehingen after playing sport (type 4 triggered by heat); good vital functions, negative allergy test, discharged with a stable general cardiopulmonary status.

Case study B:

Female patient born 1960 who had had Crohn’s disease since 2017, urticaria since childhood, and who has been in my practice since 2016; bowel sonography in 2018 in the Alb Fils Clinic: circumscribed areas of bowel wall thickening are no longer evi­dent, no increased vascularisation, no other pattern of involvement, clinically and

sonographically presents a picture of remission. Allergen testing in clinic: Spring pollen positive; in October 2018 “out of nowhere” she experienced an allergic reaction (presumed to be of type 2) with subsequent allergen tests being negative.

Case study C:

Male patient born in 1963, suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and a stress-related disorder, had been having psychotherapy for about 5 years, had urticaria for approx. 5 years mainly on his hands; since November 2018 suffering from burn-out (presumably type 6).

Our holistic approach to diagnosis and therapy extends to the balance of fluids, i.e. to blood and urine. Stools are very important too.

Blood:

  1. Diagnostics Laboratory Basic profile + zinc, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin D and magnesium (main vitamins corresponding to the stress module).

Treatment: Top up whatever is missing.

  1. BRT test: various ampoule sets (whatever the practice provides)

Our test: Allergic stresses, various chemical substances, histamine ampoule, chlamydia set, Rummel test set, orthomolecular substances, Bach flower remedies, Schiissler salts, chakras and teeth.

NB: if fasting, i.e. whenever a foreign protein is omitted for several days, it is possible that “hidden” allergies will be “unmasked”. It is especially important that urticaria patients in particular are made aware of this as a matter of urgency.

Basic regulation based on conductance value (before each treatment!) + Compensate excess therapy 127 and harmonise

With basic regulation (basic program), the patient’s frequency patterns are picked up via the input applicator, modulated in the frequency sweep, inverted depending on the program or separated beforehand into physiological and pathological components. In this way I ensure my patient is in the best possible condition prior to every treatment. Have faith in yourself during basic regulation and to “delve deeper” with your questi­ons, for instance through a positive Bach flower remedies test. For this I bring the patient into a state of relaxation and read out slowly the “blocked” sentences. The Bach flower ampoule is in the input honeycomb. Then the ampoule is applied directly to the patient using program 195. Program 127 rounds off the whole process. Here again, the patient is in a relaxed state and I read out the “transformed” sentences to him/her. Biominerals or a chip lie are placed in the chip device. In Channel 2: Rock crystal or amethyst

Rummel therapy:

It was while searching for this SOMETHING, which releases histamine from the mast cells and the basophil granulocytes that I came across Rummel therapy.

I like to use this in the interim for stabilisation and also during treatment breaks after special dietary treatments.

The effect of Rummel therapy is as follows: The reactions of all allergens are weakened and so the release of histamine is suppressed. Basic therapy leads to a change in the body’s immune response, such that self-regulation can start again.

A treatment break of at least 8 days is extremely important in a time-specific treat­ment regimen, because the transfer of information to the mast cells needs this time frame. The reason for this is that the mast cells with the changed information pass the thymus gland but all newly formed mast cells still have the previous information. It therefore makes sense to carry out the next treatment when at least one third of the mast cells have been renewed (approx. 8 days).

I give patients Rummel therapy for 10 weeks twice a year. See Manual. Every second treatment additionally intrinsic urine therapy in cases of eczema: Program numbers: 991.1, 380.2. Thereafter always prog. 127.1. Then prog. 196.0 (substance — substance): Input cup urine, output cut biominerals; taken after testing.

Bloodletting:

We have a whole range of patient information in the blood. Bloodletting opens up the body’s own store of hormones. The stress reaction from the release of histamine is brought to an end for a short time, because in the so-called recovery phase of blood­letting an increased level of the “repair hormone” cortisone is excreted from the adrenal cortex (AC).

Implementation: The patient comes to the practice after fasting. Approx. 100 — 120 ml
blood is taken using a Strauss cannula and put into test tubes. Immediately thereafter:

BRT: prog. 505.0 intrinsic blood therapy, input cup: Test tube blood, plate applicator (black) on the kidney area. BRT minerals on the chip device. After testing if necessary potentiate. Channel 2: Gemstone group: Amethyst.

After bloodletting the patient experiences a feeling of “wholesome relaxation”; he/she then enters a recovery phase, even into what is termed a “feeling of happiness” or a feeling of success.

Cupping:

Cupping is a traditional therapy dating back thousands of years. Blood cupping is used for Yang excess = where fullness predominates and where “congestion” is present.

Implementation: The patient comes to the practice after fasting. The patient’s skin is sterilised and pierced and then the vacuum glass is put in place. Negative pressure cau­ses excess blood to be drawn.

BRT: prog. 505.0 intrinsic blood therapy, input cup: blood from the cupping glass in channel 2: Gemstone group: Amethyst or rock crystal.

Stool:

Laboratory and BRT-tests:

Mycosis diagnostics

Dysbiosis:

  • Coli: inter alia, responsible for the production of B vitamins
  • Enterococci: inter alia, the production of substances with a bactericidal action, slight immunogenic effect.
  • Lactobacilli: a. inhibition of proteolytic flora
  • Klebsiella, Pseudomonas genus, bacteria of the Proteus group:

Elevated numbers of these particularly active protein-decomposing microorga­nisms can place considerable stress on the body because of the toxic metabolic products (e.g. ammonia) that are produced.

  • Secretory IgA:

elevated: especially increased activity of the mucosal immune system from inflammation.

lowered: reduced activity of the mucosal immune system

  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin:

elevated: especially inflammation and immunological reactions of gut mucosa

  • Calprotectin:

elevated levels with inflammatory processes, irrespective of the cause

Uroscopy:

Urine is filtered plasma. We have a whole range of information in the patient’s urine. Look at the urine (colour, smell, consistency). Combur 8 test. Density measurement:

BRT: Patient’s own urine therapy numbers 991.1, 380.2 IC: Urine

Chip or biominerals on the chip device

Channel 2: “weakened organ”

Regular urine massages (the best treatment for itching) Overlay reaction:

The overlay method helps us recognise dysbiosis in practice and allows any subsequent reconstitution of the gut to be clearly observed and monitored. Here the pathogenic microorganisms are not themselves identified, rather the overlay technique gives in­formation on whether fermentation or putrefaction processes are involved and whe­ther it is a case of moderate, severe or very severe dysbiosis.

Advantage: The process can be billed according to the schedule of fees for naturopaths (GeBOH) and the schedule of charges for physicians (GOA).

Skin  diet based on Hildegard method:

  • Substitute all wheat products with spelt.
  • Substitute all cow’s milk products with goat’s milk products.
  • No pork, including sausages
  • Omit the four “culinary poisons” strawberries, plums, peaches and leeks

Skin and gut-friendly foods based on Hildegard method:

  • Spelt whole-grain products have good bioavailability and are easily degradable.

They are broken down in the gut flora to acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric a­cid, which creates a good weak acidic milieu ideal for the growth of lactic acid bac­teria – the best protection against yeast fungi in the gut.

  • Fennel is good for digestion and a pleasant body odour.
  • Sweet chestnuts, beans, celery, beetroot, carrots, chickpeas and pumpkin
  • Garlic (for intestinal fungi include 1— 2 cloves of garlic a day in food)
  • Onions and radish (cleanse the insides in overweight people and reduce harmful body fluid in the intestines)
  • Horseradish (cleansing for intestinal fungi)
  • Lettuce, iceberg lettuce, Lollo Rosso and lamb’s lettuce
  • Organic poultry, lamb, goat, deer and stag
  • Atlantic cod, cod and perch
  • Poached egg
  • Organic yogurt, kefir, buttermilk and quark
  • Cultured butter, sunflower oil, cold pressed
  • Good quality water, fennel tea, golden balm and lemon balm tea, apple juice mixed 1:1 with fennel tea or water, spelt coffee, and spelt beer.

Lifestyle changes:

  • Adequate exercise in the fresh air (Viritas)
  • Enough sleep, starting before midnight
  • Sensory spatial experience through art therapy
  • Dry brush massage (own body’s histamine distribution)
  • Amethyst wash:

Leave an amethyst lying for five days in cold water, then place in a sieve and leave this hanging above a pan full of water and boil the water until the condensed water that has collected on the stone drips back into the pan; leave the stone lying for an hour in the cooling water and then remove it; you can pour the amethyst water over hot sauna stones, make steam baths or make your own facial toner.

Gemstone therapy after Hildegard von Bingen

I have always been enthusiastic about gemstones. I have been working for more than 30 years using gemstone medicine. Using channel 2 on the BICOM BICOM optima®, we therapists have the option of using this broad spectrum on our patients, particularly those suffering from chronic conditions.

Crystals resonate and radiate. This makes them such a great addition to bioresonance therapy.

Since the advent of quantum physics we have known that all matter resonates and that each oscillation has an effect on other bodies. The crystal lattices within gemsto­nes contain oscillating atoms located at highly specific points and repeated at highly specific intervals within the lattice.

The Nobel prize winners in 1915 — Sir William Henry Bragg and his son William Law­rence Bragg (both English physicists) — used X-rays to “photograph” these crystal lattices and in this way were able to make them visible.

Swiss biophysicist Walter Stark states that the oscillating energy from the lattice of gemstones falls within the same biofrequency range of our human body cells.

Sir Henry Head, an English neurologist, discovered that the skin is constantly linked via the nervous system to all internal organs of the body (not only the gut). The “Head zo­nes”, as they are termed, are therefore skin zones and their corresponding organs and are innervated from the same spinal segment. Any stimulus applied to a given skin zone is therefore also transferred to the corresponding organ.

I utilise this in bioresonance therapy by placing a single-use applicator as the output (red) on a “weakened” organ (test or overlay urine) and a further single-use applicator as the input (black) on the spinal segment of a Head zone. In addition I place the cor­responding gemstone in the input cup and apply the oscillation using program 196.0.

The oscillation applied to the skin is transmitted in a ratio of 1:1 to the corresponding organs. This treatment may be likened to charging an empty battery and helps stabilise the patient.