The immune system is like the body’s on-off switch. When it’s in tip-top shape (a.k.a turned on), things are wonderful. You feel great, your energy levels are high and mighty, and you look your best. But when it’s been compromised (turned off), things can quickly go downhill. When the immune system shuts down, bacteria can enter the body and cause harm, because there is nothing there to fight it off. 

These unwanted entrants can cause everything from everyday seasonal allergies to more serious illnesses such as leukemia. Other conditions such as stress and sleeplessness can also weaken the immune system — and when your immune system isn’t working at its best, you can become susceptible to getting a cold, the flu, or other infections.

Think doctor-prescribed or over-the-counter medication is the only answer to solving these health woes? Think again. Acupuncture is widely known for helping to strengthen and balance the immune system. It does this by increasing red and white cell counts, T-cell counts, and enhancing humoral and cellular immunity in patients with immune-related illnesses.

Although those medications may mask your cold and flu symptoms and appear to make you feel better for the time being, they aren’t actually getting to the root of the problem. That’s where acupuncture comes in handy. Acupuncture can give your immune system a much-needed boost by reducing the symptoms you’re experiencing, speeding up the healing process of any infections, and normalizing the body’s immune response.

Most people in the U.S. have been brought up with the thinking that there is no cure for the common cold.  But alas, there is. It’s called acupuncture — and we essentially have the Chinese to thank for this safe and effective remedy that can not only get rid of cold and flu symptoms, but can prevent these ailments from even happening in the first place if used early enough. The Chinese have used acupuncture techniques to make major developments in reducing and alleviating the symptoms that come with colds and the flu.

By engaging in a regular acupuncture routine, you can ward off that harmful bacteria and prevent yourself from getting a cold or the flu, among other conditions such as allergies, asthma, and arthritis. 

If you’re feeling under the weather, or simply just do not have the time to get sick, a visit to Integrative Acupuncture should be on your calendar. Give us a call today at 561-819-0530 to schedule your free 20-minute consultation.

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