During the colder months of winter, it is especially important to maintain a healthy immune system. No matter where you are in the country, this period of late fall through winter is commonly considered “cold and flu season.
Acupuncture is a natural way to help your immune system stay strong and protect you from common winter cold and flu symptoms. View these 3 Main Acupressure Points for Immune System Strength.
So how can stress reduction, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle solutions further help prevent the common cold and flu symptoms this winter?
In today's world, most of us are in a continual state of stress or ‘sympathetic imbalance’. This lowers our immunity and creates compounding dysfunction in our body that leads to disease, pain and makes us susceptible to the cold and flu. Taking the time to prioritize sleep, mild exercise, meditation and acupuncture are proven ways to reduce stress and boost your immune system! Read more on our recent blog: Naturally Help Reduce Stress with Acupuncture to Boost Immune Defenses and Recover from Immune Related Conditions During the Cold and Flu Season.
Eating well will always benefit any health problem. Following these simple tips during the winter season will help keep your body healthy and defenses strong.
Avoid alcohol. Alcohol lowers your immunity by altering inflammation responses in the body and can make cold and flu symptoms much worse.
Reduce sugar and eliminate refined sugars. High sugar and highly refined foods, such as most holiday treats will also increase inflammation and lower your immune system function.
Increase antioxidants. Eating leafy green vegetables, berries, and even supplementing with vitamin C help clean and nourish your body. This is the easiest natural immune booster all year round.
Vitamin D has many health benefits, but getting enough sunshine in the cold winter months is a challenge. The benefits of adequate Vitamin D levels include better mood, hormone balancing and even preventing osteoporosis. Many of us don't realize that this essential hormone/vitamin has also been shown to prevent respiratory infections. We highly recommend getting a healthy amount of sun exposure regularly. If this is a challenge, supplementing with 2000iu of Vitamin D3 can help your body in many ways.
As always, incorporating regular Acupuncture treatments into your healthy lifestyle will benefit your entire body in many ways. New science and research show that Acupuncture is a natural solution to boost the immune system. Following these 3 simple, natural solutions and adding regular Acupuncture is a fantastic way to get healthy, stay healthy, and prevent any cold or flu symptoms this winter season.
Visit your local Modern Acupuncture clinic to start boosting your immune system today!
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.
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