For patients who are seeking to boost their immune system to protect them from getting sick with seasonal and weather changes, you may want to consider adding your acupuncturist to your ‘keep me healthy’ team.
You do not have to wait until you are sick to benefit from the immune-boosting benefits of acupuncture. You can begin regular acupuncture visits now as part of your preventative regime to ward off colds and the flu. Often, I include herbal support to strengthen your defensive qi to keep pathogens out and colds and flus away. Optimally, several acupuncture treatments are needed for the body to respond, and “tune up” visits would be beneficial until cold and flu season is over.