Boost Your Immune System with Acupuncture
02 October 2009,14:51:03 BST
Reports predict that a second wave of swine flu will sweep the UK this winter.
If your immune system is functioning properly, your chance of contracting any illness is definitely lower.
For hundreds of years, acupuncture has been used as preventive medicine to stave off illness and keep people healthy.
It can treat a variety of conditions such as insomnia, depression, women's health, infertility, pain, sports injuries, indigestion, and many more. However, with the recent swine flu epidemic, many people are interested in seeking complementary therapy to boost their immune system.
According to Kingyo's acupuncturist, Christine Chung, "Many of my clients start coming in mid-September and early October for acupuncture treatments to boost their immune system for the winter. Treatments aim to strengthen the defense mechanism of the body so that colds and flus will not penetrate. I recommend seasonal treatments four times a year to balance the body and its various systems. This way, minor imbalances do not progress into anything chronic or severe."
Christine's clients find that acupuncture can also help them kick a cold or flu quickly or address the side effects of drugs such as antibiotics or vaccines. Acupuncture does not interfere with Western medical treatment. On the contrary, it provides a welcome complement to it, and with its emphasis on treating the whole body, recovery time for illness is often shortened.
According to one of her clients, "Christine is the first person I go to when I feel any ailment coming on. Last year, when people all around me were sniffling and coughing on the Tube and the office, I felt strong and healthy."
If you are stressed, fatigued, work in a large office, take public transportation, or have school-aged children, it is important for you to be at your best and have your immune system functioning at its optimum.
Acupuncture can help you stay strong, healthy, and resistant to the nasties. But what about those needles? Are they really as horrible as they sound? According to Christine, "At least once per day, someone comes into my office completely petrified of needles. I'll insert a few, and he or she will realise that their fear was all in their head. I use a very gentle needle technique so that even the most needle-phobic person will enjoy the treatment and still experience the effects."
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