Immune Health

If you’re often sick with colds or the flu or living with an autoimmune disorder, you can benefit immensely from the immune boosting health services available at Inner Alchemy Acupuncture in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Jessica Baron, DAOM, AP, specializes in treating underlying autoimmune disorders and enhancing your overall immune health with holistic therapies.

Through acupuncture, acupoint injection therapy, and chinese herbal medicine, Dr. Baron can restore balance in your body and keep you protected from viruses and toxins. To discuss available options for boosting your immune health, call Inner Alchemy Acupuncture or request an appointment online today.

What does the immune system do?

Your immune system protects your body from viruses, bacteria, fungi, and toxins that can cause sickness and be harmful to your health. The immune system involves several organs that work together to keep you protected, including:

  • Tonsils
  • Spleen
  • Thymus
  • Adenoids
  • Lymph nodes
  • Bone marrow

You’re born with an innate immune system that fights off certain illnesses and as you get older, your acquired immune system gets stronger. Your body produces antibodies that recognize foreign materials and you can also receive immunizations that expose your body to certain diseases to stimulate the production of new antibodies.

When your immune system isn’t functioning properly or you have an underlying autoimmune disorder, you may not be fully protected from illnesses. This can result in frequent colds, flu, or infections. You may also experience persistent symptoms that interfere with your quality of life if you have an autoimmune disorder.

What are common autoimmune disorders?

There are more than 80 known autoimmune diseases that impact people of all ages and backgrounds. Some of the most common types of autoimmune disorders include:

  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Many of these conditions require daily medications and lifestyle changes to keep symptoms under control. However, not everyone finds relief with conventional medicine.

At Inner Alchemy Acupuncture, Dr. Baron offers a variety of holistic therapies that treat existing autoimmune disorders and strengthen your overall immunity to help you live with vitality

How does acupuncture boost immunity?

Acupuncture works by stimulating nerve-rich areas of the skin, which produces cascading effects throughout the body, including regulating cytokine signaling and other activities of the immune system. Acupuncture is especially effective at reducing inflammation, which is a major factor in autoimmune diseases.

Acupuncture has also been shown to boost the production of white blood cells, which can improve the immune response to viruses and bacteria

For this reason, acupuncture is commonly used in hospitals to help patients who are undergoing anti-cancer therapies, where immune suppression and pain are major concerns.

Dr. Baron can also recommend acupoint injections that contain high-quality vitamins and Chinese herbal solutions that support your general health and wellness while boosting your immune system.

Find out how acupuncture and other holistic treatments can enhance your immune health by calling Inner Alchemy Acupuncture or requesting an appointment online today.

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  • General immune boost treatments (helping people preventing illness)
  • Effects of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs on Inflammation
  • Immune Boosting