Boost Your Immunity Orlando-Winter Park
The body’s immune system is designed to protect itself from invasion by unhealthy bacteria and viruses. When the immune system is weak, infection can set in. Stress, weather changes, poor food choices, and lack of sleep can all contribute to a weak immune system.
The best way to prevent the spread and onset of colds and flus is to use the common sense suggestions by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home from work, school or errands when you are sick
Cover your mouth or nose when you cough or sneeze
Wash your hands often to protect you from germs and viruses
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
In addition, certain herbs and nutrients taken before the onset could help prevent the manifestation of the infection. Echinacea ans zinz may be useful natural preventative agents since they support the immune system, helping the body to fight infection.
When you get sick it is important to follow a few steps to get better faster.
Rest—Rest is essential for recovery from illness. It gives your body time to deal with the infection without the added stress from normal daily life.
Consume hot liquids—hot beverages such as herbal teas and vegetable broths, can be very comforting and soothing to the body. Several tea also incorporate herbs that help calm symptoms while supporting the immune system.
Supplement with specific nutrients and herbs—Immunologists have discovered key nutrients that help build resistance to the common cold or flu. Vitamins A, C and zinc are recognized as the most significant in overall immune support. Vitamin A is an anti-viral and is important in maintaining the integrity of the mucous membranes, our first line of defense against viruses. Vitamin C is necessary for the maintenance of white blood cell function, which is part of the immune system in the body. A deficiency of the mineral zinc lowers your defense against infection. Studies have also shown that zinc gluconate lozenges may shorten the duration of the typical cold.
Homeopathic remedies are gentle, safe and effective. Several cold and flu homeopathic remedies are available that help reduce symptoms without unwanted side effects. Homeopathic products can be used by children and adults.
Aromatherapy utilizes scent from essential oils to evoke a healing response. Use essential oils in bath water, on your pillow, in a diffuser, or diluted in carrier oil and massaged into the skin. Eucalyptus is a well-known aromatic oil that can help open up the sir passageways. It is very good for congestion. Rosemary and peppermint are also good revitalizing oils for the cold and flu season.
Remember, it is much easier to prevent a cold or flu than it is to get rid of once you are sick. Make use of these steps to keep your immune system strong during the cold and flu season.
Call Four Seasons Acupuncture to see how we can help boost your immunity with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture and herbal therapies are very effective to help boost ones immune system and prevent to onset of infection.
We service the residents of Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, and Longwood.
185 N. Lakemont Ave Winter Park, Florida 32792