Last Updated on November 9, 2021
Here are 7 ideas to naturally reduce your risk of infection from colds and flus.
- Receive Acupuncture Treatments:
Acupuncture is both calming to the nervous system and stimulating to the immune system. This allows the body to deeply rest and relax. Combining acupuncture points for relaxation with points known to improve immune function and promote white blood cells counts is a great way to stay healthy this fall and winter. Come visit us at Inner Gate Acupuncture here in lovely Portland.
- Avoid Touching your Face:
Although this may sound easy, generally people touch their faces 2-4 times a minute. That’s almost 2000 times per day!
- Keep your Love Life Healthy:
Research done at Wilkes University found that having sex once or twice a week is linked to higher levels of immunoglobulin A. An important antibody, which protects us from bacteria.
- Get Lots of Sleep:
Making sure that you get enough rest helps your recovery time and can also prevent illness. During sleep your immune system releases important chemicals that help prevent infection.
- Keep your mind calm:
Stress and anxiety can greatly diminish your immune system’s ability to protect your body. Meditation is a great way to boost the immune system.
- Wash your Hands Regularly:
You don’t need special anti-bacterial soap but you do have to take the time to wash your hands after touching lots of surfaces, before eating, and after being exposed to sick people.
Sweating and the build up heat in your body associated with exercise have been shown to improve your immune system’s responsiveness.