Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Acupuncturists in Brisbane to boost immunity

Are you constantly battling Colds or Flu? Acupuncture has been treating them for over 2000 years!

Acupuncture is highly effective in alleviating the symptoms associated with Hay fever - Allergic rhinitis (perennial and seasonal) – for which it has the highest level of scientific evidence – also allergies, asthma and headache.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the first line of defence is the Wei Qi. Qi is the vital energy within the body that is responsible for all of the body’s metabolic processes. Wei Qi, a component of qi, is the protective qi that circulates just beneath the skin’s surface and regulates sweating and immunity. It is dependent on lung function and controls the opening of our pores (allowing sweating) and closing of our pores (to prevent pathogens getting in to our bodies.)

A healthy body that is in balance has a strong and effective immune system. Feeling stressed, run down, tired or depressed all have the effect of lowering our immunity and making our bodies more susceptible to the invasion of pathogens.

If your immune condition isn’t listed here, it just means there isn’t sufficient evidence to officially claim it can help in Australia. In this case call the Vibe Natural Health reception and Juanita our Acupuncturist will call you back to discuss her experience in treating your specific concern.

What to expect

An Acupuncture treatment is tailored to each person. Your acupuncturist takes a detailed case history, to find out what is causing your weakened immune system, taking into consideration factors such as general health and lifestyle, stress, emotional state and physical environment.

You will receive a hands-on treatment to provide initial pain relief. Your consultation will include the insertion of fine needles in acupuncture points to improve blood flow and circulation within the body, this relaxes the nervous system and encourages your internal opioid receptors to provide an analgesic effect so that you experience pain relief. You may also be prescribed dietary advice, Chinese herbs or gentle exercise.

As with all medical intervention some risk is involved, however acupuncture is considered a safe modality. Our Acupuncturists are gentle, compassionate, experienced and effective and we have modern and relaxing treatment rooms.

 

Links to further reading:

S.S. Ding, S.H. Hong, C. Wang, Y. Guo, Z.K. Wang, Y. Xu. 2013. Acupuncture modulates the neuro–endocrine–immune network. QJM – international Journal of Medicine, p 341-345 october, 2013. View online at https://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/107/5/341

MacDonald J, Janz S.  The Acupuncture Evidence Project:  A Comparative Literature Review (revised evition).  Brisbane:  Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd;  2017. https://www.acupuncture.org.au/resources/publications/the-acupuncture-evidence-project-a-comparative-literature-review-2017/



References
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1810363/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3135660/