by Rev. Marie Regis, M.S., L.Ac.
SUBJECT: MAXIMIZE IMMUNITY AND METABOLIC HEALTH WITH ACUPUNCTURE
The best way to increase immunity is to improve metabolic health and lower stress levels
What is metabolic health?
Mainstream medicine defines it as the absence of Metabolic Syndrome. 5 key factors are your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar and waist circumference. If 3 of these 5 factors are above or below “normal” range, you have “Metabolic syndrome”; this puts you more at risk for type 2 Diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. We now know that you’re also at greater risk of serious complications, even death from Covid if you have Metabolic syndrome.
Chinese medicine raises the bar in their definition of Metabolic Health. You might be surprised to know that having an appetite for breakfast is one of several defining factors in healthy metabolism. Metabolic health and immunity are intrinsically linked, and consists mainly of:
- A healthy digestive system
- Endocrine and hormonal balance
- A healthy respiratory system
Acupuncture, along with healthy lifestyle can improve function in digestive, endocrine and respiratory systems.
Let’s take a closer look at what this means:
- Healthy digestive system
- Signs of chronic digestive deficiencies include
- Lack of appetite, especially in the morning
- Bloating or gas,
- Fatigue after eating or general fatigue
- Loose stools
- Foggy mind, difficulty concentrating
- Lack of sense of taste
- Legs feel heavy or weak
- Endocrine and hormonal balance
- Signs of imbalance include:
- Overactive or underactive thyroid
- Mood swings
- Difficulty sleeping through the night
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Infertility and irregular menstruation
- Chronic lower back weakness or pain
- Healthy respiratory system
- Signs of weakness include:
- Fatigue upon exertion, easily out of breath.
- Shallow breathing
- Chronic cough
- Weak voice
- Lack of sense of smell
- Chronic allergies or sinus congestion
HOW ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP:
Acupuncture can support the function of any internal organ system. This has proven true in my 15 years of clinical experience, though the degree of success varies from patient to patient. Your willingness to commit to a healthier lifestyle (willingness to change) is key. According to the Chinese newspaper Xin Hua Net, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine have proven effective against the Coronavirus. Read more at http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-02/18/c_138796123.htm?utm_source=ShenClinic.com+subscribers&utm_campaign=bcbcd41b61-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_05_05_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9644564526-bcbcd41b61-158307937&goal=0_9644564526-bcbcd41b61-158307937&mc_cid=bcbcd41b61&mc_eid=b228b4dece
How it works:
Here’s how it works: Acupuncture supports the energy grid that underlies the biochemistry of the body. It can increase the flow of energy to particular organ systems, decrease inflammation, and help unblock areas of poor circulation. As it regulates the flow of Qi, or life force, lymph and blood circulation improve; chronic pain subsides, and seemingly unrelated physical problems often resolve. Clients suffering from Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder get significant reduction of their symptoms with Acupuncture. The United States Army has been treating soldiers for PTSD with Acupuncture with excellent results. Emotions are intrinsically linked to the physiology; that’s why acupuncture helps lower stress even if that is not the primary focus of the treatment.
In my practice, listening closely to your concerns and helping you make better lifestyle choices is central to my success in helping patients’ making lasting positive change and resolve chronic health issues. I also teach simple meditation techniques that can be profoundly calming and centering.
Please call me for a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION to see if Acupuncture is right for you Call 516-455-2206 today!