If you are tired of catching colds, sinus infections, or the seasonal flu, working with a licensed acupuncture practitioner will help boost your immune system so you’ll stay healthy or get better sooner. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is effective in the treatment of weaknesses in your system. Seeking acupuncture for prevention and treatment at this time of year is a good idea. It improves your ability to stay healthy or get better quicker, and treats the internal energetic imbalances. Continue reading to discover some of the ways this natural system of medicine can help you feel better.
The Benefits of Acupuncture on the Immune System
1. Balancing Yin & Yang
According to Chinese medicine, the balancing of yin and yang energy in the body is essential to keep your immune system functioning well. Acupuncturists know that when you get sick, there are blockages of Qi (energy) or organ imbalances causing a deficiency. A pulse and tongue analysis will start the diagnostic process and help determine the treatment.
2. Improving Organ Function
The lungs and liver are often the most susceptible to an energy imbalance. The lungs are an especially delicate organ that are responsible for the protective Qi. When they are weakened, you are more susceptible to an upper respiratory illness. If you get sick often, your acupuncturist will tailor treatments to address your respiratory health and function, and strengthen your immune system as well. This strategy prevents colds and flu with symptoms such as a sore throat, coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath.
3. Preventing Future Illness
Acupuncture is very effective in keeping your immune system and lungs healthy which will go a long way in the prevention of future seasonal illnesses. In most cases, a combination of acupuncture therapy, Chinese herbs, and nutrition strategies will help you stay well and fight off illnesses.
If you are one of the many men and women who suffer from recurring illness, safe and natural acupuncture therapy can make a difference. Cindy E. Levitz, Lic. Acupuncturist, PLLC, of Acupuncture and Health in the Flatiron/Chelsea area of NYC, will assist you. To make an appointment, call her at (212) 924-8034. For information about acupuncture for fertility, anxiety, and mood disorders, visit her website.