Get ready for the flu season
As flu season fast approaching during this pandemic time, our best defense is to ensure that our immune system is intact. Here are a few easy and natural ways that we can all follow.
Get enough sleep
Many studies showed that getting adequate and quality sleep links to a more robust immune system. According to Chinese medicine, our body’s prime sleeping time to repair and restore is between 11 pm – 3 am. During this time, qi and blood become most active in the gallbladder and liver meridians. It’s essential to be in a deep sleep by 11 pm so our liver and gallbladder can get the necessary nourishment.
Try to eat whole plant foods – fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes- rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Eat with varieties, eat with the season, eat locally grown foods when available, and eat with multi-colors. This way, you will eat foods with balanced and bounty nutrients.
Moderate and daily exercises can increase heart rate and blood circulation to reduce inflammation. Walking, stretching, jogging, whatever can motivate you to get up and get out daily.
Manage your stress level
Stress promotes inflammation and creates imbalances in immune cell function. It can affect us in many areas – low sleeping quality, digestive problems, muscle tension, headaches, etc. meditation, exercise, mindful breathing, acupuncture, or seeing a licensed counselor can manage your stress.
Acupuncture can be an effective and natural way to boost our immune system by rebalancing energy flow, improving sleeping quality, and reducing stress levels. ACA Acupuncture & Wellness offices offer experienced and highly qualified acupuncturists to improve, enhance, and maintain your immune system to overcome this pandemic flu season.