As the seasons change, we are the most vulnerable to worsening of chronic diseases, such as asthma or allergies as well as acute illnesses, such as the common cold. Getting treated with acupuncture at this time of year is a great way to help your body adjust to the changes that happen with the seasons.
Acupuncture heals imbalances in your immune system and also restores energy channels that have become disrupted. When these channels are open, the immune function functions at an optimal level and your body stays healthy.
Did you know that you can live your life entirely cold-free without taking anything harmful into your system? People that receive regular acupuncture treatments get sick less often. Your immune system can heal itself the second an intruder sneaks in, preventing a cold from ever happening.
Scientifically, researchers have found that acupuncture enhances the production of natural killer cells, the body’s defense mechanisms against viruses and bacteria. Acupuncture also regulates the activity of white blood cells, which also fight against infection and allergic reactions. During cold and flu season, particularly for people susceptible to colds, it’s a good idea to boost your immune system every few weeks. The great benefits are that besides avoiding illness, you will see numerous positive side effects, such as a deeper sleep, clearer skin and a more relaxed and positive attitude.
Another foe of the body is stress. When stress gets out of control, it can manifest itself in a virtually unlimited number of ways, including headaches, muscle spasms, depression, insomnia, hypertension, and inappropriate social behavior. Increased heart rate, changes in breathing patterns, muscle tension and high blood pressure are common reactions from a change in brain chemistry that occurs with stress. And chronic stress can lead to serious health repercussions.
However, once again, acupuncture comes to the rescue! Acupuncture has been shown to greatly reduce stress. Acupuncture has the added benefit of re-uniting the body with the mind so that the flow of electricity, blood, lymph, and qi (life force) is harmonious in the body. The end result is a place of peace; a solid foundation for managing stress. The positive changes that occur as a result of an acupuncture session can last a long time, and are cumulative in effect.
There are many relevant point sites, and the choice depends on each person’s complete story of signs and symptoms. The treatment is gentle, painless, and relaxing. Lots of relief from even the first treatment!
Let your body become more in tune with the seasons, and let acupuncture help you make the transition!
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