HPA Axis & Immune System Dysfunction

by Cinda Crawford on May 17, 2010

in Fibromyalgia,Learn How to Heal,ME/CFS,Sacred Cellular Healing

When your HPA axis (Hypothalamus/ Pituitary/ Adrenal) organ/ glands are damaged in the body and your immune system is showing signs of dysfunction, too, you may be on the verge of getting such terrific illnesses as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and more. This HPA axis triad of organ/glands are some of the very most important ones in your body. If you are to stay well, they need to function properly. If you’re showing signs of sickness, you may already have some sort of HPA Axis and/or immune system dysfunction.

Then the questions emerge: “What can you do about it?” -and- “How do you get well?”

Figuring out any HPA axis dysfunction is one of the things I do in Sacred Cellular Healing work on a client. By way of muscle testing, I access a client’s energy matrix looking for specific positive or negative responses to questions regarding the HPA Axis and the immune system. Most of the time, it’s easy to detect an abnormal HPA Axis -or- if someone is suffering with a compromised immune system.

The energy/ muscle testing can be conducted in-person or at a distance over the telephone. The work is non-invasive and requires no expensive blood or laboratory tests of any kind.

Both types of dysfunction usually can be improved!

The following abstract is courtesy of: Open Immunol J. 2010;3:9-18.

*Preliminary Evidence of Increased Pain and Elevated Cytokines in Fibromyalgia Patients with Defective Growth Hormone Response to Exercise.*

Ross RL, Jones KD, Bennett RM, Ward RL, Druker BJ, Wood LJ.

Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing, 3455 SW US Veterans
Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA.

Mounting evidence suggests fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms are influenced by dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-hormonal axes (HPHA) and the immune response system. The predominant FM symptoms of widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, stiffness and exercise intolerance
are related to abnormal levels of growth hormone (GH) and are reminiscent of “sickness behavior”; a syndrome initiated by the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in response to various stressors.

Cognizant of the reciprocal relationship between HPHA activity and the immune response system, we hypothesized that serum cytokine levels and FM symptom severity would be higher in FM patients with defective growth hormone response to exhaustive exercise compared to those without.

Outpatients with FM (n = 165) underwent a Modified Balke Treadmill Protocol and GH response to exhaustive exercise was measured in peripheral blood samples. Levels of IL-1alpha, IL-1beta, IL-1RA, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and TNF-alpha were measured from stored serum on a subset of 24 participants (12
with and 12 without normal GH response to exhaustive exercise).

FM symptom severity was assessed using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), number of tender points and cumulative myalgic scores.

GH dysfunction was associated with increased pain scores on the FIQ (p = 0.024), a greater number of tender points (p = 0.014), higher myalgic scores (p = 0.001) and higher pre-exercise levels of inflammatory cytokines IL-1alpha (p = 0.021), IL-6 (p = 0.012), and IL-8 (p = 0.004).

These results suggest that a defective growth hormone response to exercise may be associated with increased levels of blood cytokines and pain severity in FM patients.


Also, a second article, June 2010, has surfaced, Gender-Specific Association of Galanin Polymorphisms with HPA-Axis Dysregulation, Symptom Severity, and Antidepressant Treatment Response in Neuropsychopharmacology.

Galanin (GAL) is an estrogen-inducible neuropeptide, highly expressed in brain regions reported to be involved in regulation of mood and anxiety. GAL possibly has a direct modulatory effect on hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA)-axis regulation. Recent data from pharmacological and genetic studies indicate a significant function of GAL in stress-related disorders.


If you need answers or have questions about about Sacred Cellular Healing energy healing technology, you’re welcomed to research it here on this website, email me at cinda(at)getwellhealing.com -or- even look into how to learn this healing technology for yourself– my newest adventure in teaching people about learning how to heal themselves. People just like you are studying and learning about how they can feel better from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and more illnesses. No matter what you’ve heard before today, don’t believe anyone who tells you that there is no hope. Fixing these illness problems is more possible and doable than ever before.

Thank you so much,
Cinda Crawford

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