Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that can help support the body's immune system to fight infections and prevent allergies. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body to promote healing and balance.
Some studies suggest that acupuncture may help increase immune function by stimulating the release of natural killer cells, white blood cells that help fight infection and disease. Acupuncture has also been shown to help reduce inflammation, which can contribute to a weakened immune system.
In addition to acupuncture, there are other lifestyle factors that can help support a healthy immune system, such as getting enough sleep, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, staying hydrated, and managing stress.
If you are interested in using acupuncture to support your immune system, I can help determine which points may be most beneficial for you and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.
Nicole Peterson, LAc, MAcOM is a licensed acupuncturist in Ashland, Oregon. She loves sharing her passion for natural approaches to health through her online blog and at her clinic, Ashland Family Acupuncture. Contact us for an appointment or free consultation. 541-631-9649