Acupuncture relieves the effects of stress Most patients report that they feel deeply relaxed and refreshed after acupuncture, that tension throughout the body and mind is reduced to a far greater extent than one would expect just from lying down for half an hour and the effects of which can last for several days or even longer. A study carried out in 2011 at Georgetown University* in the US found a biological mechanism that may explain how acupuncture can relieve the effects of
As this winter approaches we are being told by experts that this year’s flu vaccines will probably be ineffective against the Australian flu viruses heading our way because they have already mutated. Fortunately natures pharmacy can help us prepare ourselves by strengthening our immune defences with the simple daily ritual of tea drinking.
As Autumn approaches and the days rapidly get shorter, the erratic fluctuation between mild, but falling daytime temperatures and increasingly cold nights, means the body has to work harder to maintain its internal equilibrium. The body needs to adjust to the unstable external temperatures in order to maintain its immune defenses against opportunistic viruses and bacteria that thrive under these conditions. In other words, to stay healthy and maintain optimal immunity, the body must adapt effectively to the changing environment of this season.