Acupuncture & Immunity
Our Immune systems are constantly working to keep our bodies healthy. When they function normally the body's response to disease is strong and quick. Healthy B-cells and T-cells are called in to destroy bacteria and viruses leaving us disease free. Weakened immune systems, on the other hand, are unable to properly defend us from disease.
The immune system needs constant nourishment to thrive. Factors such as inadequate rest, improper diet and too much stress can diminish the immune system's ability to defend our bodies, leaving us susceptible to diseases.
Our immune system is constantly challenged by many new substances in the modern world. Car exhaust, pesticides, and manufacturing waste all contribute to an over-stimulation of the immune system resulting in diseases such as asthma, and possibly contributing to diseases including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine uses a unique diagnostic system, which allows us to detect subtle imbalances and deficiencies in the patient's body. Using herbs, acupuncture and tuina massage we can correct those imbalances and deficiencies, establish balance and fill the body with vitality. This in turn supports a stronger immune system that is capable of focusing on and eradicating diseases quickly and effectively.
Acupuncture's relaxing effects make it an ideal way to rejuvenate the immune system. Specific acupuncture points have been shown to increase the production of red blood cells and to activate white blood cells, which destroy viruses and bacteria.
Chinese herbal medicine has been used for centuries to increase immunity and vitality. Combinations of herbs are specifically designed to meet every patient's individual needs. Herbal medicine provides a natural alternative to pharmaceutical medication, costs substantially less and has little to no side effects.