Acupuncture Can Boost Your Immune system

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Acupuncture can regulate your immune function. It treats the underlying cause of the disease by reducing symptoms, speeding up the healing of infection and normalizing the body’s immune response. Regular acupuncture therapy can be effective in treating asthma, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, colds and infections.

Your immune system is your body’s security detail — the cells, tissues and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukaemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture can treat a range of health conditions, including immune system weakness. Acupuncture stimulates and balances the immune system by normalising and calming the bodies stress response. Acupuncture can boost a weakened immune system by increasing red and white cell counts, T-cell count in patients with the immune-related illness.

What causes and what type of effects does a weakened immune system have

A weakened immune system is, without doubt, a major component of most chronic diseases. It is not hard to see that poor nutrition, stress and exposure to harmful agents all lead to a declining immune system. Once compromised, a weak immune system results in frequent colds, Flu,  allergies, and reoccurring infections.

Immunity related disorders include:

  • A common colds
  • Many types of allergy including eczema
  • Asthma and all it’s related factors
  • The immune system is at the heart of chronic fatigue 
  • Hepatitis
  • AIDS
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Many types of cancer
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psoriasis

Treating symptoms, not causes

Most mainstream health care is directed toward relieving symptoms rather than treating the underlying cause of the disease. Underlying causes are always complex, The complexity which may include toxins, chronic viral infections or a combination of the two. Conventional treatments used in traditional Western medicine for overactive immune system disorders, such as allergies and autoimmune diseases like arthritis, often include treatments aimed at suppressing the immune system through medication. Although that method is useful for limiting symptoms and managing pain, it does not result in a cure. Side effects and other adverse symptoms may develop after long-term use of these suppressive drugs.

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Restoring the immune function

So how does someone suffering from an immune disorder find relief? Acupuncture can regulate immune function and treat the underlying cause of the disease by reducing symptoms, speeding up the healing of infection and normalising the body’s immune response. It works by stimulating specific portions of the autonomic nervous system through selected acupoints, which in turn causes responses in the immune system. Acupuncture can cause a rise in levels of interferon, one of the immune system’s messenger hormones. Regular acupuncture therapy can be effective in treating asthma, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, colds and infections.

 

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