Dynamic and complex, the immune system must communicate with each cell, tissue, gland and organ; must quantify threat and negotiate solutions between “us” and “not us”, i.e. the outside world.
Strictly speaking, we are mostly “not us”. The human ecosystem, or microbiome, consists of a myriad of microbes that outnumber human cells around 10:1. These microbes are mostly beneficial–we literally couldn’t live without them.
Just as organic farming nourishes soil ecosystems to produce hale and hardy plants, natural medicine supports the human microbiome to promote healthy immune function.
If you have allergies or tend to get colds and flu; if you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder; if you have digestive issues or skin problems, consider acupuncture and Chinese medicine for immune system support.
Acupuncture activates the body’s life force and natural intelligence (Qi) to enhance communication and harmonious relationship within and among all systems–physical, mental and emotional.