Learn How to Stay Healthy Over Winter
One of the best things to do health-wise in the fall is to make sure that the immune system is strong so that we will be able to fight the viruses that begin to spread at this time of year. A great way to support the immune system is through acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Acupuncture can help to clear any blockages that might be taxing your immune system, as well as nourish the organ systems that create resistance to environmental pathogens.
How Acupuncture Healing Works
In Chinese medicine, the energy that protects us from viruses and bacteria is called the Wei Qi. It is circulated by the Lungs and it is supported by the energy from the digestive system. In order to promote the Wei Qi and strengthen immunity, acupuncture healing can support the Lungs and the digestive system by using acupuncture points such as Lung-9 or Stomach-36. Lung-9 is known as Tai Yuan or the Great Abyss and it nourishes the protective energy of the Lungs as well as strengthening defenses against pathogens. Stomach-36 is known as Zu San Li which translates as Leg 3 Miles, which is said to mean that it will make the body strong enough to walk 3 miles without tiring. This point nourishes the whole body and regulates the energy of the immune system. The combination of these points with other points tailored to your specific needs can help protect you from the “bugs” that you might be exposed to during flu and cold season.
If you do happen to come down with a common cold or if you are suffering from seasonal allergies, acupuncture is effective at treating the acute symptoms and also speeding up recovery. We use points and techniques that help the body to release the pathogens and restore optimal function of the protective systems.
We offer private 60-minute acupuncture healing sessions Tuesday-Saturday and Community Style Acupuncture on Mondays for a reduced rate.
To help support your health and wellbeing this fall season, call us atto schedule your appointment!
written by Lily House