Reputable institutions such as the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health have recognized acupuncture as an effective treatment for various illnesses, including pain, cancer, depression, addiction, and menopause.
Eating a nutritious diet of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and dairy products can boost your immune system. However, increasing your immunity by taking overly potent vitamins or herbal preparations is dangerous.
Boosts Your Immune System
Studies have shown that acupuncture strongly affects the immune system, increasing your body’s ability to fight germs and viruses. Acupuncture does this by stimulating acupuncture points that are known to boost immunity. These are points located on the arms and legs, as well as on the stomach channel and throat area.
Located on the arm, this point is called Stomach 36 in Chinese, and it was recently used to treat Covid 19. This point effectively prevents colds and flu and strengthens the immune system. It also relieves stress and promotes relaxation.
Acupuncture stimulates the innate immune cells such as monocytes/macrophages and granulocytes to transform from the pro-inflammatory M1 to anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype. It increases the expression and acetylation of PPARg and inhibits TLR, NLRP3 inflammasome activation, and caspase-1 recruitment. Acupuncture is a powerful tool for boosting your body’s immunity and should be a regular part of your wellness regimen to stay healthy.
Helps You Avoid Infections
By controlling TLR4, PPAR, ROS, NF-B, and MAPK pathways, acupuncture has a general anti-inflammatory impact and inhibits the activation of innate immune cells like macrophages. It has been shown to suppress NLRP3 inflammasome activation, reduce caspase-1 recruitment, and promote the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-10.
Our immune system acts like a fortress guarding us against harmful pathogens, viruses, and bacteria. Yet, in this fast-paced world of poor dietary habits, high-stress levels, and environmental toxins, our immunity is compromised, leading to frequent colds, flu, allergies, and reoccurring infections such as Covid 19.
Regular traditional acupuncture at Accupuncture NYC helps strengthen your body’s defense mechanisms to keep you healthy. You can also increase your immunity by leading a healthy lifestyle, eating a nutritious diet, reducing stress levels, and avoiding exposure to illness. It will significantly contribute to a more robust immune system. Your acupuncturist can guide you in this regard.
Helps You Fight Off Colds and Flu
Acupuncture strengthens our immune system and can prevent colds and flu. Studies show that acupuncture boosts white blood cell activity and increases the body’s ability to fight off germs.
In addition, acupuncture helps to adjust the imbalances that cause a weak immune system, such as poor diet, stress, and sleep deprivation. It supports our natural immune response to help us avoid illness. Adding acupuncture to your regular health routine is a great way to help you stay healthy all year round.
Acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine is effective at the onset of cold or flu symptoms. It can reduce their duration and severity, including headache, sore throat, body aches, and runny nose. Acupuncture also treats the root cause of the infection to eliminate it. It is much different than the usual over-the-counter drugs that treat only the symptoms and do not address the cause of the infection. Acupuncture can prevent the progression of the flu or cold into more severe infections like pneumonia.
Helps You Relieve Pain
Acupuncture is thought to work by stimulating nerve-rich areas of the skin with needles. The physical stimulation, or “injury,” from the needles triggers the body to respond in several ways: it boosts the immune system, promotes circulation and inflammation reduction, and influences pain modulation, according to contemporary research.
A recent study found that acupuncture activates inflammation-regulating pathways and tames the cytokine storm, the massive inflammatory response in mice. It also stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins, which may reduce pain sensations.
Acupuncture can help relieve various health problems, including allergies, depression, and morning sickness. However, always consult your doctor before undergoing any treatment. Bleeding, bruising, and soreness are common side effects. In addition, make sure your acupuncturist is licensed. In the US, licensing standards include a rigorous education program and state board exams. Licensed practitioners are less likely to cause complications, such as blood-borne infections. Using single-use, disposable needles further limits your risk.