Thymus Support Remedy
 

The thymus is a lymphatic organ located behind the sternum. The main responsibility of the thymus is to mature lymphocytes by releasing a hormone called thymosin (stimulates maturation of lymphocytes). About one half of the lymphocytes that are created in the bone marrow are sent to the thymus to mature and be released as T lymphocytes (T cells) to provide immunity. Seventy to eighty percent of the T cells found in the circulation originate from the thymus. They are most abundant in the lymph nodes, thoracic duct and the white pulp of the spleen. They are responsible for interacting with antigen bearing agents (bad guys) with cell-to-cell contact (cell-mediate immunity).

The thymus is largest and most active during the neonatal and pre-adolescent periods. By the early teens, the thymus begins to atrophy and thymic stroma is replaced by adipose (fat) tissue. Nevertheless, residual T lymphopoiesis continues throughout adult life. The thymus is said to shrink as people get older and eventually atrophy into an unusable organ. Medicine often teaches that you don't need it after puberty, which is around the time it begins to atrophy. But what happens if you break your arm and leave it in a cast for some time? If you don't use it, you lose it. It begins to atrophy. Atrophy is a sign of degeneration in the lymphatic system and immune system. The thymus should stay active your entire life and never atrophy.

My findings indicate that the thymus shrinks because the body is mistreated on a physical, bur more importantly, on an emotional level. The mistreatment is not by others, it is by ourselves. The emotion for the thymus is self esteem and there is precious little of that in the modern world where priorities have become looks, money and prestige. If that isn't a priority people find themselves running ragged from this activity or that, taking the children from one thing to the other. At the end of the day, how much time has been reflected on self, personal awareness of just YOU? Get back in touch with your own soul and emotions and give that poor withering Thymus some hope!

Fun Facts

  • Thy thymus trains your T-cells so it is basically a training hub for your immune system.
  • It is relatively large in the newborn infant (about the size of the baby's fist), and continues to grow throughout childhood up to the age of puberty where it weighs about 1.2 oz (35 grams). Then it gradually decreases in size until it blends in with the surrounding tissue.

Health Conditions

  • Severe combined immunodeficiency syndromes (SCID) are groups of rare congenital genetic diseases that result in combined T lymphocyte and B lymphocyte deficencies. These syndromes are cause by defective hematopoietic progenitor cells which are the precursors of both B- and T-cells. Bone marrow (and subsequently the kidney) is responsible for this more than the thymus.)
  • HIV virus causes an acquired T-cell immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) by specifically killing CD4+ T-cells. Whereas the major effect of the virus is on mature peripheral T-cells, HIV can also infect developing thymocytes in the thymus, most of which express CD4.
  • Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease caused by antibodies that block acetylcholine receptors. Myasthenia gravis is often associated with thymic hypertrophy.
  • Tumors originating from the thymic epithelial cells are called thymomas (not necessarily malignant), and are found in about 10-15% of patients with myasthenia gravis. Symptoms are sometimes confused with bronchitis or a strong cough because the tumor presses on the recurrent laryngeal nerve.
  • Tumors originating from the thymocytes are called thymic lymphomas. Lymphomas or leukemias of thymocyte origin are classified as Precursor T acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL).
  • Thymectomy is the surgical removal of the thymus. The most common reason for thymectomy in the United States is to gain surgical access to the heart in surgeries to correct congenital heart defects that are performed in the neonatal period. In neonates, but not older children or adults, the relative size of the thymus obstructs surgical access to the heart.
  • DiGeorge Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the deletion of a small section of chromosome 22. This results in a midline congenital defect including thymic aplasia, or congenital deficiency of a thymus. Patients may present with a profound immunodeficiency disease, due to the lack of T cells.

Suggestions To Strengthen

  • Be happy, love and accept yourself as the immune system responds positively to happiness. Find happiness not in vanity or possessions but in the basics, like life and nature.
  • The Thymus is also related to self esteem; self love. This is not in a vain, arrogant way, just being confident in your worth as a person, in the fact that the Creator loves you just the way you are.
  • Place all the finger tips of one hand together into a little group and use the finger tips to tap in a clockwise circle over the thymus area.
  • The sage-doctors of antiquity said that the vowel "A," when it is pronounced wisely (so that it makes the Ahhhh sound such as would be pronounced saying the word MAMA with the emphasis on the A), has the power to make the thymus gland vibrate, which makes it healthier, stronger and more vibrant. When this gland is active, the organism does not age.



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