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Immune Support

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), many things contribute towards a strong immune system. Our inherited health (Jing) forms the basis of our constitution. Our Jing, or vital essence, is what we receive from our parents at conception. This concept in TCM could be closely linked to our DNA. Our lifestyle choices then either supplement or deplete this inherited Qi. The Western explanation of this would be epigenetics.


If we eat a nourishing diet, get adequate sleep and rest, exercise (not to excess) and nurture our emotions, we contribute positively to our overall health and wellbeing. Conversely, if we burn the candle at both ends, we deplete our Qi and immune function.


Our bodies are always in a state of battle. We are exposed to a constant assault of pathogens in the form of bacteria, toxins and viruses. Our immune system is always working, often unnoticed. TCM has a long history, dating back thousands of years, of promoting optimal health as preventative medicine. We have much to offer in supporting both physical and emotional wellbeing. It is imperative during these challenging times, to enhance our immune function and nurture our mental and emotional health.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine excels at both preventative care and support in recovery from illness. Following a consultation, you will be prescribed an individually designed herbal prescription and/or acupuncture formula to enhance immune function and manage symptoms during illness or post viral fatigue. 

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