NZ winters, particularly in Auckland, are pretty unpredictable.  As the cold snaps bite and the winter chills drive us indoors, our immune systems suffer.  Your immune system is your body’s natural defence force, the cells and organs which make up your immune system combat nasty invaders such as bacteria and microbes. This leads to common winter ailments such as head colds, flu and sinus problems. Acupuncture is a great way to give your immune system a boost and prepare your body to stave off these unwelcome visitors.

Traditional Philosophy on Acupuncture & Immunity

Under traditional acupuncture theory, maintaining uninhibited flow of life energy (or “qi”), is key to a healthy immune system. Qi is said to keep in check our body’s natural functions. If the flow of this life energy becomes inhibited or blocked then our immune system suffers, leading to illness. Through working with the bodies Qi and blood and with the right choice of treatment your immune system will be stronger to ward off colds and flu.

Western Philosophy on Acupuncture & Immunity

Through contemporary studies, the success of acupuncture in boosting immunity has been attributed to the body’s natural response to needles being inserted at specific points. When acupuncture needles are placed in these locations the brain releases a mixture of biochemicals including hormones and neurotransmitters. This natural response to acupuncture treatment is believed to rouse the central nervous system, boosting energy levels and in turn, improving the body’s ability to fight off illness.

How to best use acupuncture as a Immunity booster

Acupuncture treatment, combined with a healthy, vitamin rich diet and consistent exercise regime is a great, natural way to boost your immunity this winter.  So if you’re looking to keep your health in check and give your body a bit of extra energy to stave off those frustrating seasonal illnesses, make a booking with Leesa today and give your body some extra TLC.