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How to Strengthen Your Immune System

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At Therapeutica, Dr. Sal stresses the importance of maintenance and prevention through the use of natural treatments, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and nutrition.

Allergy season is amongst us yet again and you may find yourself with itchy eyes, congested sinuses, runny nose, a cough, and everything in between!

At Therapeutica, we can help assist patients suffering with allergies with the use of Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been proven to help relieve the pain and unblock certain points on the sinuses. Acupuncture has also been proven to help boost the immune system by increasing the white blood cells in the body and moderating the immune system allowing it to react swiftly and strongly to threats.

One way to combat these symptoms and boost your immunity is through your diet. Eating a colorful array of fruits and vegetables packed with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants is the best way to go. For instance, Bromelain, found in pineapple, has been found to reduce swelling of the nasal cavity and thinning of the mucus to help inhalation easier. Vitamin C, found in citrus fruits like lemon and oranges also help boost the immune system. Local honey (which can be found at your local farmers market) is also an excellent remedy when combating flu-like symptoms because the honey harvested comes from bees that pollinate in your specific area, making you become immune to the pollen that is flying around.

Besides nutrition, another way to help strengthen the immune system is getting regular sleep and exercise. By exercising, you can help your body get rid of all the harmful toxins that may be lingering in the body through sweat.76402bb85ab97fa5006a330acd83ce30

Aromatherapy can also be used with scents such as Eucalyptus, Menthol, or Lavender to help open up the nasal and throat cavities as well as help calm and relax your nervous system.