What benefits does acupuncture give your immune system?
- Bolsters the body’s defences against viruses
- Reduces recovery time after initial signs and symptoms have subsided
- Performs maintenance on our immune system, keeping it fully functional
- Keeps the body energised
- Improves sleep
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves chronic conditions
- Reduces acute conditions
A recent study on acupuncture and the immune system revealed that the desired effects peak approximately 72 hours after a single acupuncture session, and persist for one month after the conclusion of ongoing treatment. In short, the study found that acupuncture may have had a positive effect on the study group’s immune systems.
For cancer patients, acupuncture is commonly recommended as a possible way to help manage symptoms and side effects such as muscle and joint pain, headaches, nausea, dry mouth, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, stress and anxiety.
Although further research is required, acupuncture has also showed promise in accessing nerve pathways that can regulate a variety of immune disorders, from rheumatoid arthritis to Crohn’s disease.
How can acupuncture help you strengthen your immune system?
Acupuncture involves penetrating the skin in a variety of strategic immune system points, using small needles. This process stimulates the brain into thinking the body is being attacked by an exterior threat (such as a virus or bacteria, for example). Your brain then orders the release of T-cells and white blood cells to help fight off this “intruder”, essentially bolstering your body’s natural immune defence system.
Given that acupuncture can trigger this immune response to secrete antibodies and fight off antigens, this technique also serves as a potential measure to help you avoid becoming sick in the first place.
If you are seeking acupuncture as a way to to keep your immune system strong and functional, our qualified and experienced acupuncturists will select a group of carefully chosen points on your body to achieve the following goals:
- Boost your qi
- Strengthen your digestive system
- Strengthen your lungs
- Appease and balance the mind
Book acupuncture treatment at Eastern Therapies today
Whether you are new to acupuncture or you’ve found it helpful in the past, our friendly and professional team is here to assist. Our Bondi clinic offer a tranquil environment where you can relax and unwind while our acupuncturists provide treatment. Eastern Therapies also provides personalised health and wellness acupuncture, sports therapy, pregnancy acupuncture and pediatric treatments.