Acupuncture treatment for immune health is a drug free, safe, natural and approach that helps support the body’s self-regulating, self-balancing and healing systems. If illness does occur, such as a cold or the flu, acupuncture can help you get back on your feet again.
According to Chinese medical theory, germs, bacteria and viruses do not cause disease.
Illness occurs when certain organ systems are weak and out of balance. When our bodies are in a weakened and unbalanced state, a hospitable environment is created for germs, bacteria and viruses to thrive, leading to a cold or the flu.
Clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to your colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the length of the illness.
How Acupuncture for Immune Health Works
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies and enhancing your immune health. This is supported by the concept of Wei Qi.
Wei Qi is similar to the Western concept of the immune system. It functions as a barrier protecting and defending the body against foreign substances, which can cause illness and disease. When Wei Qi is strong and abundant, we remain healthy.
When the supply of Wei Qi becomes inadequate, health is compromised and we become vulnerable to outside invaders.
Acupuncture for your immune health supports and strengthen the systems of the body that are involved in the production of Wei Qi, and can help rebalance and support the immune system and stimulate Wei Qi energy.
By building up the supply of Wei Qi, and facilitating the smooth and free flow of it throughout the body, the body’s organs and meridian systems become strong, enhancing their ability to effectively fight off illness and disease.
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Jenny Bisset, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine