Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine & Immune System
Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture is an ancient healing art with thousands of years history. This Medicine is based on prevention & protection from outside and inside pathogens, microbes and bacterias. Acupuncture activates natural immune boosting capabilities in the body. Research shows white blood cells adjust itself after Acupuncture treatment. Exposure to toxin, drugs, stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition affect immune system. According to NIH (National Institute of Health) Acupuncture can increase red and white blood cells and effect on nervous system. Herbal medicine, moxibustion and cupping have been used throughout history and in many different cultures as folk remedies for prevention and treatment.
Recent research shows many herbs boost the immune system and prevent illnesses. Herbs such as Astragalus, Rishi mushroom, Echinacea, cordyceps and many more have been used for their prevention properties.
What are the Signs & Symptoms of Immune Deficiency?
Some of the signs and symptoms of Immune deficiency are:
- Prolong infections or delayed recovery of cold/flu
- 2 or more sinus infection per year
- 2 or more months on antibiotics
- Recurrent 2 or more pneumonia per year
In general body loses it’s power to fight with foreign substances such as bacteria & viruses. As people get older, immune system become less effective toward fighting harmful substances.
What immune deficiency conditions benefit from Acupuncture?
Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine are effective for wide variety of conditions caused by immune deficiency.Some of those are:
- Skin problems, rashes
- Frequent cold, flu
- Cancer treatment side effects
- Candida overgrowth
These conditions can be controlled and reverse through Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine and diet therapy. Major symptoms of candida overgrowth are: Fatigue, bad breath, anal itching, mental sluggishness, bloating, yeast &/or fungal infection and athlete’s foot. Acupuncture, diet and herbal medicine can restore the health of body and it’s natural way to prevent degenerative diseases.For further question and concern call our office for free consultation or fill out contact form. (831) 426-5002 Dr. Katayoon Hakim