Boost Your Immune System–with ACUPUNCTURE!
I woke up this morning and had to put on my big fluffy bathrobe. It was COLD outside. That sure happened fast, didn't it? It's officially fall. The leaves are changing. Before you know it there will be frost on the ground. Then.... SNOW.
I know, I know. NO one wants to talk about winter yet. Before we jump too far ahead, let's enjoy fall.
While you enjoy the beauty of the season. Here are a few tidbits that will help you prepare your immune system as you move into the colder months.
1. Acupuncture at the Change of Seasons
From a Chinese Medicine point of view, in the fall–as the weather begins to change–the Lung and Large Intestine pathways need some extra attention.
- The lung is in charge of breathing in what we need.
- The Large Intestine is in charge of letting go of what no longer serves us.
Listen to your body as you move into the colder weather. Go out and take a walk. Socially distance yourself on purpose. Take your mask off. Allow your lungs to breathe in beautiful fresh air. Make sure your bowels are moving. Eat plenty of good fresh vegetables which are in season. Corn is GREAT for helping to cleanse your intestines.
If you experience symptoms such as allergies, asthma, wheezing, colds, cough, phlegm, congestion, skin rashes, eczema, diarrhea or constipation—these are messages from your body that it’s time for an acupuncture tune-up.
(Obviously you will want to call us before coming into the clinic if you have COVID19 symptoms such as a fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste, heaviness in the chest.)
Wait...you feel fine? No allergies or rashes? Well, what about tension in your neck, back, and shoulders?
2. Neck, shoulder and back tension are signs that your body is out of balance.
In Chinese medicine, the Small Intestine and Urinary Bladder pathways are the first defense for protecting your body from external pathogens and viruses.
If you are feeling tension in these areas of your body, you should probably listen. Resolving tension in your neck, back and shoulders is really important for boosting the immune system. Get acupuncture or massage if you are feeling tension.
3. Stress is the number one contributor to a weakened immune system.
Are you burning the candles at both ends? If you are then STOP it. Burn pumpkin spice candles instead. Take the time to slow down. Relax. Breathe. Meditate. Pray. Unwind.
I know that life gets busy. I promise you that your body will thank later if you take the time to relax and rejuvenate now.
Have you experienced Acu-Med Therapy™️ in our Rejuvenation room yet? We have heard nothing but rave reviews from those who are coming to relax, unwind, and reset. Parents love it. Teachers love it. Teens love it. Everyone loves it.
If you are having a hard time unwinding, do yourself a favor and book a session in the rejuvenation room. You'll get the ultimate relaxation experience (and it's only $50)!
- Ear Acupressure
- Aroma Therapy
- Laser Acupunture Reset
We've got the resources you need to help you boost your immune system.
Your body is a beautiful well built machine with an immune system that knows what to do. When your acupuncture pathways are balanced your immune system work better.
We are here to help!
See you soon,
Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.
Meridian Family Acupuncture
1879 N. Lakes Place
Meridian, ID 83646
PS: If you know someone who would enjoy the benefits of acupuncture, go ahead and send them this blog post. There are GREAT acupuncturists all around the world. We'd be happy to help your out of town friends find a great referral.
PSS: The next time you come into the clinic, feel free to come early. We have a fabulous new tea station in the waiting room. :-)