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Attack of the Intruders of the Flu Kind? Acupuncture Boosts Your Immune System…

Acupuncture Keeps Colds at Bay

Acupuncture and a Healthy Diet Keeps Your Immune System Happy!

Wouldn’t it be nice to be that person that never gets sick? Colds arise from viruses. Viruses are everywhere, all the time. We don’t catch colds all the time, though, because our immune system usually keeps us healthy. It’s when our energy wanes and our immune system struggles that we become susceptible to viruses.

Many Americans believe that catching two or three colds a year is normal. They endure the symptoms, often relieving them with over-the-counter medications that can cause serious health injury.They also take cold and flu shots, which can actually cause illness themselves. But did you know that you can live your life entirely cold-free without taking anything harmful into your system? Your immune system can heal itself the second an intruder sneaks in, preventing a cold from ever happening.

Chinese medicine practitioners and many traditional medical doctors, (including Dr. Oz) recommend acupuncture as a natural way to boost your immune system, keeping it strong against intruders. 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. 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.

Diet also plays an important role in keeping your immune system strong, and often minor adjustments will make a major difference in you staying healthy. Simple diet modifications can greatly improve the functioning of the immune system.

During cold and flu season, particularly for people susceptible to colds, it’s a good idea to boost your immune system every few weeks with acupuncture. 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. Take that, nasty germs!

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A Summer Cold Cramping Your Style? Try Acupuncture!

Beat that Summer Cold with Acupuncture!

Beat that Summer Cold with Acupuncture!

Millions have suffered from the common cold, and chances are good that you’ll catch at least one this year. The cold is the most common infectious disease in the human race. It is a disease of the upper respiratory system, caused by a viral infection. Symptoms include coughing, sore throat and increased mucus production (either a runny or stuffed nose). The average person suffers from 3-4 colds per year.

Although it has become a cliché, there is no cure for the common cold, but most symptoms are gone within 7-10 days, though some colds can last for weeks. People suffering from colds are extremely contagious, so prevention is the best medicine. A regular routine of hand washing and avoiding situations where infected people are likely to spread germs are two of the best ways to prevent catching a cold.

In addition to common sense practices such as avoidance and hand washing, if you are in a state of balance both within yourself and in relationship to the world that you live in, your resistance to illness will most likely be sufficient to keep you from contracting a cold or flu in the first place. We are exposed to viruses all the time, and often the people most likely to get sick have been under a lot of stress, are over-fatigued, have allergies, or are generally out of balance. If you have come down with a cold, it is also important to get adequate rest, a vacation from sources of stress, and good nutrition in the form of soups and fresh juices.

Acupuncture is a wonderful way to rebalance the body energies to optimize the immune system’s ability to keep you healthy and clear up a cold quickly.  With acupuncture, you will feel your sinuses clearing a lot even during the first treatment! Point sites will address the other causative tensions that got you susceptible in the first place. Few treatments – great results! People that receive regular acupuncture treatments get sick less often. If you have a cold or flu, acupuncture can help you recover more quickly.

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