As the winter months begin quickly approaching, it’s important to keep your body as strong and healthy as possible— especially with flu season around the corner (and not to mention during this current pandemic).

What we haven’t frequently been told by members of the conventional medical community is that disease prevention makes staying healthy much easier than trying to remedy a rather serious ailment. 

How is this done? By building our immune systems, of course. The best way to do this is through a holistic approach to health, in tandem with a balanced diet, exercise, good hygiene, and fresh air— all of which strengthen our physical and mental health against illness. And even if you’re not fully able to combat illness in this way, it’ll still make recovery much easier and quicker. 

How Holistic Health Helps in Illness Prevention in the Winter

Holistic medicine uses herbal treatments, vitamins, homeopathy, and a healthy, balanced diet to prevent and treat disease. The emphasis here is placed on preventing problems by strengthening the body and employing natural healing methods. 

Holistic medicine treats the body, mind, and spirit as a whole entity; emphasizing the necessity of focusing on the whole rather than simply parts. Herbal medicine makes use of the natural therapeutic components of plants to prevent and cure ailments. These herbal medicines are utilized with a focus on the body’s natural healing capacities. Herbal medicines are used to promote long-term health by treating the underlying causes of ailments rather than the symptoms.

Natural medicine is less expensive than contemporary antibiotics and medications, as well as gentler and safer for the body. Natural treatments have been shown to be useful in situations when manufactured medications are ineffective. When antibiotics are misused, they weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to the next disease, as well as antibiotic-resistant germs. There are risks of adverse effects associated with using synthetic medications, but like with anything, moderation is key. 

Acupuncture & Holistic Health

Acupuncture is a well-known Chinese form of medicine. This one-of-a-kind holistic art has weathered the test of time and may be traced back a few thousand years. Needles are placed into several acupuncture sites on the body during therapy.

Acupuncture philosophy is based on the patterns of Qi (energy) flow through the body. During a typical state of health, energy flows freely through the body’s network of meridians. The occurrence of disease is caused by a disruption in this regular Qi flow.

Acupuncture corrects these imbalances by dissolving energy barriers and restoring regular Qi circulation, so increasing the body’s innate ability to heal itself.