Cold and Flu Season in Orlando

Cold and Flu season is in full force in the Orlando area. Most of us don’t think about getting a cold or being sick until it actually hits us. Actually the time to think about it is now, before you find yourself feeling blah. Below are just a few things that we recommend at Orlando Four Seasons Acupuncture.

Try choosing nourishing foods that will help naturally boost the immune system. Oats and mushrooms are rich in beta-glucan, yogurt and kefir help supply beneficial probiotics, and berries and citrus fruits supply a good source of vitamin C along with other antioxidants which are essential for a good healthy immune system. Decreasing processed foods will help reduce the overall consumption of sugar which can hamper the immune system.

Supplement with vitamins and herbs. Vitamin C is a key immune booster and helps protect the cells of the body. It is also known as one of the most depleted vitamin when the body is under stress. Vitamin D is important in helping to strengthen ones defenses to fight off invading viruses and bacteria. Several herbs such as echinacea, astragalus, and goldenseal also help boost the immune system. Echinacea and astragalus help to boost immunity and the goldenseal helps to fight infection tonifies the mucus membranes, which can be helpful for congestion. Medicinal mushrooms such as shiitake and maitake are rich in beta glucans which have the ability to enhance natural killer (NK) cell activity, providing great immune benefits.

Be proactive and stock the medicine cabinet now so that when you do feel a bit under the weather, you will have what you need on hand and be able to start boosting your immune system. Having a natural cough syrup that contains ginger, osha and wild cherry bark can soothe a cough and calm throat irritation. Hot herbal teas are great for hydrating boosting the immune system. Having these things on hand will help you fight off a cold or flu faster and get your immune system back to where it needs to be. Take a proactive approach to stay well and in good health.

Also, adding acupuncture to your nutritional and herbal therapy can be very beneficial in boosting immunity and healing the body faster, helping it to fight infection.

Call Orlando Four Seasons Acupuncture for an appointment today. We service the surrounding Central Orlando area including Winter Park, Altamonte Sptrings, and Maitland. 321-662-4871,,,110 N. Orlando Ave. Suite 3 Maitland, Florida 32751. www.4seasonsacupuncture.com.

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