Masks, isolation, working from home. These are all things we are doing to keep ourselves safe and healthy. But what about supporting our own defence mechanism – our body’s immune system.
Funny thing is, we never really think about this life-saving system until we are feeling sick.
We know that it is our immune system that keeps us healthy, warding off pathogens including a running nose, the flu and yes, COVID-19. Many of us take over the counter vitamins and minerals that, when taken correctly, can boost our immune system, but there is more you can do to support your natural defences.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a proactive way to support your immune system in a safe, effective and natural way.
So how does it work
You don’t need expensive tests to know how your immune system is coping. How you feel is a good indicator as to how high your levels of natural resistance are each day.
According to TCM, the body is protected by something known as the Wei-Chi (pronounced “way chee”). This is our body’s defence system, much like the immune system, we know in Western Medicine. It acts as the first line of defence when the body is under attack from external pathogens. If the Wei Qi is strong, then the body can fight off bacteria and viruses. However, imbalances in our daily lives such as excessive or prolonged stress, lack of sleep and a poor diet can all play into how strong the body’s Wei Qi is and how well it performs.
There are multiple ways in which a TCM practitioner can help keep your immune system strong, your natural resistance high and you healthy and happy. It may be as simple as changing up your diet a bit, getting the right amount of sleep or getting the required amount of water each day. But if your defences need some extra nurturing, our Natural Therapies Clinic can help. Oriental therapies including acupuncture, moxibustion, acupuncture, herbs, cupping and nutrition. There are loads of things we can do to help boost the immune systems T cells to ward off unwanted antibody invasions.
We can also help you take control with nutritional advice and Remedial Yoga Therapy, the perfect complement to all TCM whole-body health experiences.
TCM treatments can help you regulate and improved immune function, treating any underlying causes while reducing the symptoms and speeding up the healing process such as decreasing excess phlegm and decreasing inflammation.
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