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Cold and flu prevention with acupuncture

Stong Wei Qi = Strong Immune System

Wei Qi provides an “immune system-like” barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogenic factors that can cause illness and disease.

Wei Qi provides an “immune system-like” barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogenic factors that can cause illness and disease. When we are exposed to bad air, germs, and viruses, our first line of defense, according to Chinese medicine is our Wei Qi barrier.

Over time, Wei Qi can become weakened and unbalanced due to many factors: improper diet, emotional stress, grief, sadness, inherited constitution, smoking, and pollution.

When our Wei Qi is down, we become prone to allergies, asthma, colds and even skin problems.

Your health and the strength of your immune system depend upon the quality, quantity and balance of Wei Qi that flows within your meridian channels.

Points Towards Health

Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30 – 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body.

Here are two common acupuncture points to support your health in winter. These points are located on both feet.
Kidney 6 – This point is directly below the inside anklebone. It is useful for sore throat, calming the mind, insomnia, frequent urination, irregular menstruation, cramps of feet and hands.

Kidney 7 – This point is located about two inches above the inside ankle bone and on the border of the Achilles tendon. This is a useful point for edema, night sweating, diarrhea, dry mouth, low back pain.

 

Dr. Heintze is an expert in digestive health and migraine treatment. She sees patients at her private practice in Bothell, WA. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (425) 686-4498 or visit: www.startingpointacupuncture.com.

 

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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