Fall is time to Boost Immunity

Fall is time to Boost Immunity

Cold & FluFall is here…with crisp nights, sunshine mixed with rain…and the start of cold & flu season. For many, it is also a season of allergies, as molds start to return with the Fall rains. Acupuncture has a long history of helping the immune system function more effectively, and Fall is the ideal time to boost it. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fall season pertains to the Lung, whose function–in addition to helping us breathe well–is to act as the first line of defense against harmful outside influences…which sounds a lot like immune function! Needling specific points such as Stomach 36 and Lung 1, and using moxibustion (a warming technique using a specific herb) with the acupuncture¬†have shown to provide an increase in circulating defensive white blood cells that can persist up to 7 days.

In addition to boosting immunity now, to help avoid colds and flu, acupuncture has also been shown to be highly effective in helping patients decrease Spring allergies! By specifically boosting and strengthening the function of the Lung in its season, immune function in the Spring can be modulated. We have treated many patients in the Fall and seen their Spring allergy symptoms sharply reduced or even eliminated. Many patients are able to reduce or even eliminate the use of antihistamines.

In addition to acupuncture and moxibustion, we have a full line of herbal formulas to help boost your immunity, help you feel better if you are sick with a cold or flu, and help you recover faster. Don’t wait until you’re already sick! Call for more information or to book an appointment to help you move into Fall feeling–and staying–well.