Seasonal changes affect the body’s environment. With wind, rain, and snow come the cold and flu viruses, which are often accompanied with aches and pains. So guard yourself this season with these five tips thanks to our friends at Acufinder.com:
1. Boost your Wei Qi
If you catch colds easily, have low energy and require a long time recuperating from an illness, your Wei Qi may be deficient.
Once the nature of an imbalance has been determined, a customized program can be created for you.
Your treatment may include acupuncture, herbal therapy and Tui Na, as well as food, exercise and lifestyle recommendations.
2. Schedule a Seasonal Tune-Up
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can prevent colds and flu by building up the immune system with just a few needles inserted into key points that strengthen the circulation of energy and consolidate the outer defense layers of skin and muscle along energy pathways so germs and viruses cannot enter through them.
3. Wash Your Hands
Good lifestyle and hygiene habits are also proven to reduce your risk of getting sick. Protect yourself from picking up germs by washing your hands regularly and remembering not to touch your face.
4. Sleep In
The Nei Ching, an ancient Chinese classic, advised people to go to sleep early, rest well, and rise late after the sun’s rays have warmed the atmosphere a bit.
This preserves your ownYang Qi for the task of warming the body. Even busy, working people can boost their health by sleeping in on weekends.
5. Stress Less
Find a release valve for your stress. According to Oriental medicine, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can play an important part in throwing the immune system off and allowing pathogens to affect the body.
Find a way to relax and release stress on a daily basis. Such methods may include yoga, meditation, and exercise.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been shown to be effective in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression.
For more information about alleviating your symptoms be sure to contact Acupuncture Remedies™ at (212) 991-8680.