Fall is here and with the kids back to school and the changing weather patterns (one day it feels like summer, the next day fall!), our immune systems typically need a little boost to help prevent us from catching a cold. Many of us are still suffering from late summer/early fall allergies as well.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very helpful for strengthening our immune systems. Acupuncture releases endorphins, which help to enhance our immune system (in addition to helping us feel better, manage stress and moderate pain). Coming in for regular acupuncture treatments around the change of seasons helps us to fight off the colds that start going around this time of year. In addition, eating healthy, wholesome foods and getting a good night’s sleep will also do wonders to support your immune system.
If you do end up contracting a cold, having a Chinese herbal remedy on hand can help mitigate symptoms and assist your body in kicking out the pathogen. If you are interested in ordering a Chinese herbal formula for the fall/winter, feel free to schedule an herbal consult with Jen.