Immune Boost Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Inflammation Relief

Having a strong immune system is the single most important factor involved in aging healthily, and in the prevention of disease (both acute and chronic). Without a good immune system, you are left susceptible to all the nasty bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms that can harm us. Acupuncture works for improving immunity in two major ways- the local effect and the systemic effect. Every needle inserted has a local chemical effect: increased production of cells and their housed enzymes and peptides that your body naturally makes; most notably white blood cells and natural killer cells.

These cells fight infection and kill harmful microorganisms that would otherwise damage our bodies. When these cells are stimulated in large amounts from acupuncture, the brain recognizes this (via neurotransmitters which acupuncture also help produce) and continues to upregulate the production of hormones and neurotransmitters leading to a whole body immune response. Treatments for this are great to do at the change of seasons, especially the flu seasons and when allergies are most active (spring and autumn). Immunocompromised patients need more frequent treatments (i.e.- monthly) for the same strength response.
Prevention is the new frontier of medicine (as it should be!).