Acupuncture for Your Immune System

Acupuncture & Immunity How does acupuncture support your immune system?  

 

The immune system is highly complex, composed of various body systems and thousands of chemical reactions.  In other words, there is a lot that goes into keeping your body healthy.  Ever wondered if acupuncture can help keep your defenses up?   

Every single body system plays a role in our immune health. Therefore, it is important to keep our organs strong and healthy in order to promote proper functioning and quality of life. 

 Acupuncture is used to regulate body systems by promoting the free flow of life force energy, known as Qi.   Our bodies are designed as ecosystems with energy channels called meridians.  These meridians are similar to rivers, and the Qi is the water flowing along the rivers.   If a river dries up, or there is a blockage in the river, everything downstream gets thrown out of balance and can lead to a disrupted ecosystem.   So, if our flow of Qi is obstructed due to trauma or other lifestyle factors, pain and illness ensue.  Acupuncture promotes the free flow of energy so that all of the body systems that support our immunity like digestion and the circulatory system can function properly.   

Weakened immunity is also often related to emotional disturbances and chronic stress, anxiety and depression.  Therefore, balancing the emotions with acupuncture is just one of the many ways that acupuncture can help to support the immune system.  Studies show that acupuncture is highly effective to regulate emotions while supporting the immune system. 

amazing facts about your immune system

 

How Does Herbal Medicine Contribute?  

Throughout history, humans and plants have created a symbiotic relationship.  We would not be here without the plant world, although it’s likely that plants would still be here without us 🙂 Many traditions and cultures use plant medicine regularly to keep their population healthy.   Herbs are a form of plants with medicinal properties.   Studies have shown that many herbs such as astragalus, echinacea and ginger support the immune system.  Acupuncture and herbal medicine work synergistically as they are both integral parts of traditional Chinese medicine.  

It’s important to note that there are varying degrees of the strength of the immune system.  The more you can do to support your immune system with acupuncture, herbal medicine, healthy food, proper sleep, exercise, sunshine and positive thoughts, the better quality of life you will experience.  Your choices determine your outcomes. Choose wisely… 

Contact our clinic for a free consultation to know more about how acupuncture can support you and keep your immune system strong.