Acupuncture has long been used in Eastern medicine as a way to alleviate pain and heal the body. The idea behind acupuncture is to use specific points throughout the body to alleviate health issues that a person might be experiencing. When it comes to keeping the body healthy, there is reason to believe that acupuncture can also help to boost your immune system.
Acupuncture Immune System
Having a healthy immune system is important no matter what season it is. However, during the colder months, it is even more important to help keep the immune system at its peak. Your mucus membranes, skin, and eyelashes, and nasal hairs are all at work helping to defend your body from diseases coming in through the surface level. However, once a disease-causing germ enters the body, the cells must do what they can to protect you. Acupuncture can help improve your cells that fight off disease. Acupuncture works to ensure that they are working at their highest abilities to protect you from getting sick.
In order to be effective, your immune system relies on the overall health of the body. Stress, poor nutrition, and exposure to germs, all can increase your risk of becoming ill. During the winter months when your body is already dealing with cold weather, the stress of the holidays, and the excess of coughing and sneezing going on around you, it is quite easy to see how the winter is also known as the prime flu and cold season.
How Can Acupuncture Help the Immune System
Making an appointment with an acupuncturist is one of the best things that you can do to improve your body’s defenses against these germs. Regular acupuncture treatments can help reduce stress and anxiety. Stress is one of the major factors that affect the ability of the immune system to be able to fight off infections. An acupuncture session can stimulate and then balance the immune system. Acupuncture helps by creating a line of defense against pathogens that you might come in contact with.
An acupuncture session will increase the number of immune cells. This includes red and white blood cells and the t-cells. The acupuncture will also enhance the immunity response for those who suffer from immune-related sicknesses as it encourages the cells to reproduce and boosts the defenses for the body.
Why is Acupuncture Effective?
Instead of masking the underlying issues, acupuncture can help solve them. Many western medical treatments will simply aim to suppress the immune system instead of fixing the real issues. This can oftentimes result in side effects that are unpleasant and at times harmful.
Acupuncture actually boosts the immune cells. This results in an effective remedy for immune problems. The results are often long-lasting as well. Acupuncture can reduce symptoms, speed up the process of healing, and also will regulate the response system. A simple acupuncture session can improve the ability of the cells to communicate with each other. Therefore this improves the system’s overall abilities.
Are suffering from an illness, have aches and pains that simply will not go away? Or do you just need some way to relieve some of the stressors in your life? If so, acupuncture just might be the right option for you. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many types of conditions. It is very helpful at reducing your susceptibility to illnesses that often occur during the late fall and winter months.
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About Farrah Hamraie
Farrah Hamraie, L.Ac, MOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), is licensed and board-certified in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine in the State of Texas with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a Diplomat of NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), a Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine.