It’s time to re-balance your immune system before school starts. Whether you are a teacher, student, or parent volunteering in the classroom, “back-to-school” introduces a new set of demands for peak performance. Back-to-school also means one will have increased contact with colds, flu’s and new sources of stress. Re-balancing your immune system before the Fall Semester begins is a good idea for enhanced performance and sustained wellness.
Preventive acupuncture helps to calm an overactive immune system, or boost a sluggish one. If you are not getting sufficient rest, eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and participating in an exercise routine, then your body’s resistance to the common viruses, bacteria and parasites that can cause illness, is compromised.
Stress and Illness:
Prolonged stress weakens the immune system leaving one at risk for illness and disease. It is estimated that 80% of all illness is stress induced and that prolonged stress worsens illness by 100%. Acupuncture naturally regulates the nervous system by creating a sense of profound relaxation, which leads to a better functioning immune system.
How Acupuncture Works to Re-balance Your Immune System:
Simply stated, from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophy, we are all born with strengths and weakness in our personal energy flow, or Qi (vital energy). When the body’s Chi is moving sluggishly, or becomes blocked, the body falls prey to viruses more readily; when the body’s Chi is in balance, the body can fight off viruses more efficiently.
- Acupuncture treatments stimulate the immune system, which encourages the body to increase the number of T-cells; those cells that fight off and destroy harmful bacteria and viruses.
- Reduces the negative effects of stress on the body by producing a relaxing state within the parasympathetic nervous system.
- Acupuncture improves blood flow to the heart and other organs to boost energy and enhance physical and mental performance.
A preventive acupuncture “tune-up” can help you get ready to start your semester with optimum wellness. If you are already feeling at your best, a single treatment can give you the edge. If you are already experiencing poor sleep, fatigue, and anxiety, then now is the time to re-balance and restore your wellness.
The Healing Point Acupuncture Clinic
Natalie Miner, L.Ac., C.SMA
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