Acupuncture Immune Booster offered by Chartered Physiotherapists trained in Medical Acupuncture
This 1-hour session can help restore your health and vitality, ease residual aches and pains, help you recover from illness and return to normal activities and exercise sooner.
A combination of the demands of our working lives and inclement weather may result in longer time spent indoors. This means less exposure to natural sunlight and our activity levels may decrease. Such factors can negatively impact on the strength of our immune system leading to the common cold, sinus and or chest infections for example. These are more often experienced throughout the winter months but can occur throughout the year.
Despite our body's amazing ability to heal itself the recovery period after an illness can often be much longer than desired. This may be due to wintry conditions or possibly inadequate rest due to the pressures and pace of modern life. This drawn out recovery period leaves your immune system in a weakened state and therefore your body vulnerable to getting sick again, sometimes more severely the next time.
For these reasons we want to do everything we can to help our bodies recover fully and as quickly as possible. Getting plenty of rest and eating well should be your first priority. If you want to be even more proactive in assisting your own speedy recovery this 1-hour Acupuncture session may offer you the boost you need.
Gentle Acupuncture stimulation activates special receptors in the skin and muscle which in turn triggers a series of physiological responses within the body. The use of needling in such a manner has been shown to positively affect the neuro-endocrine and other regulatory systems of the body.
It appears to help normalise function of these systems which has a knock on effect allowing our immune systems to function better, promote more efficient healing and possibly improve resistance against such infections and allergies.
When influencing the immune system, we use so called 'points of special action' which have been in regular use in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture and are now supported by scientific research studies.
As indicated in the information presented above, Acupuncture used in this purpose is best performed during the recovery period, once the more severe symptoms have subsided. For this reason it is best to wait 1-2 weeks from the first onset of symptoms or until a course of antibiotics (if prescribed) has been completed.
Acupuncture can support your body to heal itself if you are otherwise in generally good health. Severely compromised immune systems** can impair the healing process and normalisation of immune function and may influence your response to Acupuncture. For this reason it is not suggested that those with severely compromised immune systems seek this form of treatment.
** conditions such as cancer, auto-immune problems, inflammatory disease or nutritional disorders are examples of compromised immune systems.