Say goodbye to the cold & flu

What would it be like for you and your children if you didn’t catch every cold that is making the rounds? Have you thought about possible ways to nip it in the bud? In the last two weeks I have seen at least one person daily coming to my office fighting off a virus – and it’s not even winter yet! I invite you to this lively “know how” event. Share your secret recepies, and learn about new, highly effective ways of staying healthier through the cold season and holidays. Here’s what I plan to address in this 1 ½ -hour event:   10 Immune boosters and Immune suppressors How to stop a cold / flu in its tracks Essential remedies to keep in your personal “Herb Chest” Great Acupressure points and Qi Gong exercises When to seek medical help Should you get a flu shot?   Thursday, November 9 […]

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Boost Immune System

I’m always being asked if Acupuncture can boost the Immune System. The answer is yes…  it is amazing at doing this. We call the first line of defense wei qi.  This is energy that circulates just beneath our skin and regulates sweating and immunity. Wei qi keeps pores closed preventing viruses and bacteria from entering our body.  In Chinese Medicine we call them pathogenic factors.  Environmental factors such as wind, cold, heat and damp form the basis for an imbalance, that allows a pathogenic factor to enter our body. For example, if we sweat in a cold wind our pores are open and it is easy to catch a chill or cold.  A cold wind on our back or neck can cause a stiff neck or shoulder and excess heat or sun can cause heat stroke. A healthy balanced body has a strong and effective immune system. Things that leave us […]

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