Acupuncture Improves Your Immunity

Acupuncture at Stomach 36
Acupuncture at Stomach 36 Boosts Immunity

As the change of season upon is upon us, many people get worried about coming down with colds. For some, every change of season brings with the a cold.

People always ask the question, can acupuncture help my immune system, and the answer is a loud, boisterous, YES.

Acupuncture can help prevent a cold and recover faster.

Acupuncture helps boost up your immune system

Acupuncture has an ability enhance health and keep people from getting sick. Historically, acupuncture doctors served the emperors of China.  These acupuncturists were only paid if they kept the Emperor healthy. So it has long been known acupuncture works to keep people healthy.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s ability to defend against pathogens through its ability to reduce stress, inflammation, and stimulate the immune system.

Traditionally, we say that acupuncture stimulates the body to produce more Qi, the body’s energy.  The body uses Qi for all of the body’s activities including fighting off diseases and boosting the immune system. It also helps to increase circulation, which keeps everything moving and healthy.

Acupuncture also helps to activate genes that help the immune system, and stimulates antioxidant production in the liver, hypothalamus, and red blood cells. Acupuncture has also shown to enhance immunity through the Neuro-Endocrine-Immunity network.

The Best Acupuncture Point for Immunity

Each acupuncture point has specific healing abilities.  One of the best points for improving immunity, overall health, and digestion is Zu San Li- Stomach 36. Acupuncture at this point can produce profound healing effects throughout the body.[9]

Another highly effective traditional treatment for boosting immunity is apply moxibustion at this point daily during the change of season, or for 100 days if you have a chronic illness. Research has shown that Stomach 36 moxibustion stimulates genes related to immune function.[10]

Acupressure at Stomach 36 is also great for boosting immunity. Massage each day for 30 seconds on each side. Traditionally, it is said that after massaging this points for 100 days you will see great improvements in health.

Which means more time to enjoy the beautiful autumn days!

Joseph Alban, L.Ac.
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