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As the seasons change and the weather cools down, the risk of catching a cold or the flu often increases. Maintaining a strong immune system is crucial to fend off these common illnesses. While there are various ways to boost immunity, one lesser-known but effective approach is acupuncture. 

This ancient practice can support both your immune system and nervous system, helping you stay healthy during the colder months.

Understanding Acupuncture and Immunity

Acupuncture is a holistic healing method originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow or Qi (pronounced “chee”). In TCM, illness is often attributed to disruptions in the flow of Qi, and acupuncture aims to restore balance and vitality.

How Acupuncture Boosts Immunity

Enhancing Immune Response: Acupuncture can help boost your body’s immune response by regulating the production and activity of immune cells. 

It stimulates the release of natural killer cells and cytokines, strengthening your defense against viruses and bacteria.

Reducing Stress

Chronic stress weakens the immune system and makes you more susceptible to illness. Acupuncture has a calming effect on the nervous system, reducing stress hormones like cortisol. This relaxation promotes better immune function.

Balancing Energy

Acupuncture works to balance the body’s energy systems. When your body is in balance, it can better ward off illness and maintain overall health. Acupuncture helps your body adapt to changing environmental conditions, such as seasonal transitions.

Reducing Inflammation

It can lower chronic inflammation, which is linked to numerous health issues, including a weakened immune response. By reducing inflammation, your body can focus on defending against pathogens more effectively.

Acupuncture is a holistic approach to strengthening your immune system and promoting overall wellness. It supports your body by reducing stress, improving sleep, enhancing immune response, and maintaining balance. 

As the seasons change and colds and flu become more prevalent, consider adding acupuncture to your health routine to boost your immunity and increase your resilience against common illnesses. By prioritizing your immune health, you can enjoy the colder months with greater vitality and peace of mind.

Our acupuncturists at Healing Light Family Acupuncture specialize in treating immunity, fertility, autoimmunity, and trauma-related illnesses. Our Healing Light staff also includes a female acupuncturist, Tina Ghahramani-Singh, who is a certified trauma-informed coach and acupuncturist. 

Call 949-304-9748 or www.healinglightfamilyacupuncture.com for more information.