ACUPUNCTURE – HOW CAN IT PROTET YOU FROM NASTY COLDS + FLUS?

ACUPUNCTURE – HOW CAN IT PROTET YOU FROM NASTY COLDS + FLUS?

Who knew that the insertion of these tiny little needles could help boost immune function and ward of symptoms that can creep in when we get a cold?
Studies are now showing that acupuncture can help modulate immune cells and hormones to help prevent colds and flus, as well as reduce the symptoms.


So how can acupuncture help you during this cold season?

In relation to colds and flus, acupuncture aims to build up and boost the immune system (in Chinese Medicine this is called the Wei Qi). Specific acupuncture points have the function of strengthening and nourishing the body’s Wei Qi, which is in control of the skin and pores to stop pathogens (colds and flus) from entering the body.
If year after year, you get struck down with a cold or flu when the cooler seasons hit, it might be time to give acupuncture a try and strengthen your Wei Qi.


Nip it in the butt before it even starts!
Did you know Chinese medicine works best as a preventative medicine?
Acupuncture can be used as a preventative measure to help support and nourish your body, to help you fight off a cold or flu before it really hits you.


The treatments
At Shift, we use a combination of acupuncture, cupping, gua sha (scraping), massage and essential oils if you have already come down with something. Cold and flu symptoms such as blocked/runny nose, sore throat, coughing, lethargy, headaches, sinus pain, and body aches may all be alleviated with acupuncture.


But how exactly does Acupuncture do this?

Acupuncture can help by unblocking the channels/meridians that run through the body, so fluids can move through the body efficiently. As well as alter neuro-hormonal pathways in the body to help increase immune cell production and release hormones, which can help with the immune response.

 

Drop us a line and find out more about how we can protect you this Winter from colds and flus!

 

With gratitude,

Nicole (Acupuncturist)