Feat. three simple, effective and soothing methods to strengthen immunity naturally.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our immune systems are mainly centred in our thymus glands, adrenals, and spine. TCM teaches the importance of healthy blood circulation for reducing the inflammation caused by various stressors.
The practices we’re sharing encourage blood flow, particularly around the thymus gland, adrenals, and spine. TCM sees these as the primary centres of the immune system. Here are three simple, comforting rituals you can do every day to lower stress and give your immune system a fighting chance every/any season:
1. Pai Sha
By pressing on pressure points with our thumbs, fingers, or massage tools, we can strengthen immunity. Although there are several points that impact immunity, why not try the “brook at the crook”, which is found at the lateral edge of the crease in your elbow?
Above all, you’d regain control of your wellbeing. For your health is (and must remain) in YOUR hands.
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- Acupuncture and Immunity Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015: 260620.