Do you seem to come down with frequent colds, the flu or anything that kicks your immune system in the butt? Do you have a chronic health condition that makes you vulnerable to whatever’s “out there”? Are you just getting older…and really feeling it?
A daily intake of fast food and processed food, high in sugar and bad fats will weaken your immune system and make you more vulnerable to every thing that comes down the pike. Such a diet will undermine getting well, impede healing and contribute to faster aging. For example: too much sugar interferes with the body’s ability to absorb needed nutrients. You may end up with a hormonal and chemical imbalance when you consume too much sugar and processed food filled with chemicals and preservatives.
Instead, a healthful diet rich in a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, lean proteins and good fats will build a stronger immune foundation. Some great immune boosters are: Cultured foods like yogurt, kefir or sauerkraut (home-made & raw) or probiotics, raw garlic and onions, green tea, home-made bone-broth and fish high in omega 3 fatty acids like salmon.
Do you drink enough water? Water can help you keep your immune system healthy. It aids in flushing out toxins so your immune system does not have to work so hard. Make your beverage of choice good clean water, instead of energy drinks, soda and other unhealthful beverages.
Acupuncture and Immune System
Current human studies have evaluated the effect of acupuncture on immune system function in patients with cancer. The research shows positive correlation in several of the studies.
Acupuncture can regulate immune function and treat the underlying cause of disease by reducing symptoms, speeding up the healing of infection and normalizing the body´s immune response. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific portions of the autonomic nervous system through selected acupoints, which in turn causes responses in the immune system.
The most effective treatment for the immune system is prevention of adverse health conditions. Treatment to boost qi and blood before sickness occurs is more effective than treatment after the onset of illness. Regular acupuncture sessions can support and strengthen your immune system.