Back to School Germs? Boost your immune system with Acupuncture and IV Therapy

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According to the CDC, elementary school children get between 8 and 12 colds or cases of the flu each school season, which means the parents are exposed each time as well. Adults average 2-3 colds per year.


While you can’t prevent all colds and flus, you can create healthy habits to boost your immune system, which helps protect you from some germs and helps lessen the effects of the colds and flu you get.


Antibiotics don’t help you recover from the common cold and over the counter medications only help ease the symptoms but don’t make you better faster. Take steps to keep yourself healthy now, rather than suffering through colds and the flu.


Here are the top recommendations from health experts to never get sick:



Your body constantly works to protect you from viral and bacterial infections. High doses of vitamins promote an improved immune response. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off illness. Combined with other vitamins and minerals your immune system is ready to fight off anything you may encounter.



Avoiding germs is a good way to remain healthy. Wash your hands before eating or preparing food. Wash your hands before inserting contact lenses or performing any other activity that brings you in contact with the eyes or mouth.


According to a study published in the journal Neurologic Clinicians, regular exercise accelerates the circulation of disease-fighting white blood cells (WBCs), which helps the body fight the common cold.


According to the American Sleep Association, 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short-term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. A lack of a good night's rest can take a toll on our bodies and potentially lead to physical and mental health problems. Check out how Acupuncture naturally improves sleep: Acupuncture Improves Insomnia Symptoms.


In today's world, most of us are in a continual state of stress or ‘sympathetic imbalance’. This lowers our immunity and creates compounding dysfunction in our body that leads to disease, pain and makes us susceptible to the cold and flu. Read more on our recent blog:Naturally Help Reduce Stress with Acupuncture to Boost Immune Defenses and Recover from Immune Related Conditions During the Cold and Flu Season.


How does IV Therapy & Acupuncture help boost your immune system?


Consider that only about 50 percent of the vitamins and minerals you consume orally through foods and supplements make it into the bloodstream as they are limited by the digestive process.


IV Therapy and Vitamin Shots deliver these valuable nutrients directly to your blood, bypassing the digestive track and strengthening your cells to fight off sickness.


Acupuncture increases blood flow and helps support your body in absorbing and utilizing the nutrients from your diet and the IV Therapy and Vitamin Shots. In addition, Acupuncture is known to help lower stress, improve sleep and boost your immune system.

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