Acupuncture is Preventative Medicine

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Receiving acupuncture in a regular manner, is a means of health maintenance.  Like brushing and floss your teeth to prevent cavities, the earliest recordings of the application of acupuncture was to head off health problems before they occur, while allowing the mind, body and spirit to remain peaceful and harmonious.  The accumulation of daily stress can throw your game, knock your body off balance, block energy channels, and make you more prone to catching a cold or flu, or worse, predispose you to developing chronic disease.   While we are all too familiar with the runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, sneezing, and coughing that seems to plague a great majority of us during cold and flu season, research is showing how acupuncture offers an answer.

According to a 2018 systematic review and meta-analysis titled Acupuncture for the Common Cold in the journal Medicine, suggests that a “significantly positive benefit is obtained from the administration of acupuncture therapy” to treat and prevent upper respiratory infections.  In the article, researchers accumulated evidences showing acupuncture may inhibit vascular permeability, interfere with immune cells sticking to blood vessel walls, and even be as effective as orally administered Aspirin and Indomethacin against swelling from inflammation.  In addition to heightening the cellular immune network, it was also reported that acupuncture ameliorates the antioxidant defense systems effectively supporting your own body’s detoxification.

In short, acupuncture is all about balancing the bodily systems and correcting the cause of the imbalance before it even makes itself known. While there is much to learn about how acupuncture really works, suffice to say that science is starting to fill in the gaps.  In the mean time, stay well and prevent illness by tapping into thousands of years of healing wisdom and get a regular acupuncture tune up!

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