Updated: Sep 29, 2020
Your immune system is what keeps you healthy and helps you ward off pathogens like the flu, cold or virus. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time worrying about our immune system until we’re sick. Then we reach for the over-the-counter medications to help relieve our symptoms. By looking to Traditional Chinese Medicine instead, we can be proactive about supporting our immune systems in a safe and natural way.
Acupuncture & Restoring the immune function
Studies show regular acupuncture treatments can actually increase the number of T cells the body produces. T cells destroy harmful bacteria and viruses in the body. Acupuncture needles stimulate the brain into thinking an invader (virus or bacteria) has entered the body. The brain signals the increased release of T cells and white blood cells to fight off the intruder. The amazing part is the increased cellular response lasts for several days after the acupuncture treatment. Thus, receiving regular acupuncture treatments can actually prevent the body from getting sick.
Still not convinced your immune system needs support?
Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies, headaches, diabetes & more serious illnesses like cancer.
Stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections.
Acupuncture therapy can treat a wide range of health conditions; including immune deficiency, by stimulating and balancing the immune system. Acupuncture can strengthen a weakened immune system by increasing red and white cell counts, T-cell count and enhancing humoral and cellular immunity in patients with immune-related illness.
Immunity related disorders include:
Immune deficiency syndrome
Regular acupuncture therapy can be effective in treating asthma, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, colds and infections.
Book ACUPUNCTURE now to support your immune system!