Acupuncturist Sally is here to share 2 immune supporting tips:

 

1. Cold pathogens often enter through body in combination with pathogenic wind through the back of the neck. Protect yourself in cold windy weather and look chic at the same time by wearing a scarf round your neck. The other option is to put your hood up (not so cool).

 

Photo Credit: Nomadic Lass via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: Nomadic Lass via Compfight cc

 

2. It’s the one your mother always told you – don’t go out with wet hair, especially in cold weather, as the cold and damp can invade the body.

 

If you do feel a cold coming on, tickly throat, sneezey etc a prompt acupuncture treatment might nip it in the bud. To use the language of Chinese medicine it would drive pathogenic wind or cold out of the body.

 

In the language of Western Science, Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of colds and flu by:

– enhancing natural killer cell activities and modulating the number and ratio of immune cell types (Kawakita 2008);
– reducing pain through the stimulationof nerves located in muscles and othertissues, which leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors(Pomeranz 1987);
– reducing inflammation through the release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors(Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003);
Ref: British Acupuncture council website

 

If you’d like to know more about how Chinese Medicine could help you, speak to Sally or Lucie.  Just call  020 8520 5268.

 

*If you’re suffering with an infection or are worried about your immune system, please seek advice from your GP*