Many patients frequently ask if acupuncture can improve their immune system, and the answer is yes. Studies have shown acupuncture can effectively boost a patient’s immune system, strengthening it against common illnesses.
Acupuncture manipulates the energies in the body by influencing your nervous system. When properly done, acupuncture will increase the T-cells in the body, which are responsible for fighting off bacteria. This is done by influencing the body making it think it’s injured and has to fend off infection. By having regular acupuncture sessions, you’ll keep your body primed to fight off illnesses, which during cold and flu season could keep you on your feet and with fewer visits to the doctor. This also lets you work and feel up to enjoying life.
In addition to your regular acupuncture sessions, it’s also important to take good care of your body to stay health and keep your immune system in tip top shape. In traditional Chinese medicine, patients are encouraged to sleep well, eat nutritious food, exercise and have a daily cool shower. All these contribute to your overall well being.
If you’re sick, or you get sick easily during regular cold and flu season, than you should consider a weekly acupuncture session to enhance your immune system and stay healthy.