As the winter months are upon us, many of us are becoming more susceptible to colds, flu, and other unpleasant illnesses.
These ailments leave us feeling like we want to do nothing but stay in bed and sleep all day. Not only do they leave us feeling worn out overall, we’re also likely to have to take time off work, which then in turn leads to less productivity.
Overall, having a cold is no fun.
But there is plenty that we can do this winter to help prevent common wintertime illnesses, and it all starts with having a strong, robust immune system. A healthy diet and exercise can of course do wonders for the immune system, and—so can acupuncture.
Acupuncture works by balancing the meridian system of each person. Every person has their own type of imbalances that they come in with, and acupuncture seeks to balance the flow of Chi. Acupuncture can help to move stagnant and sluggish energy as well as to strengthen your immune system, and increase vitality overall.
The immune system works by activating T-cells, which destroy harmful viruses and bacteria in the body. According to scientific research, acupuncture helps the brain increase the level of T-cells in the body by provoking the body’s immune response through the use of T-cells. Essentially, the needles “trick” the body into thinking there’s a threat from the outside, and so it calls upon T-cells and white cells to fight off the “threat.” This effect lasts for days after acupuncture, and in doing so works for fighting off bacteria and viruses as well.
Take care of yourself this winter—protect yourself from cold, flu, and other illnesses. Immune system support is yours with the help of acupuncture.
For acupuncture services for any ailment in Northern Colorado, visit Marchand Orthopedic Acupuncture.
Root Whole Body. (2011). How Acupuncture Boosts Your Immune System to Prevent Colds.