Life can get insanely busy and being out of commission for a few days with a cold/flu can be really annoying and inconvenient!
Your immune system is your body’s security detail — the cells, tissues and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Stress, lack of sleep, improper hygiene, poor diet, and lack of natural vitamin D can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections.
Acupuncture 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 (which destroy bacteria and harmful viruses in the body) and by enhancing humoral and cellular immunity in patients with immune-related illness. It is thought that acupuncture does this by provoking the body’s immune response through the use of the needles: the body thinks the needles are a threat and marshal their white cell and T-cell count to fight them off. However, the effect of this lasts days after the acupuncture session and so works on viruses and bacteria as well.
So, sick and tired of being… well, sick and tired? Acupuncture may be a great way to fill in the missing gaps in your immune system and keep you healthy!