Tips to support your immunity this winter

Tips to support your immune system this winter!

1 Living in Harmony with the Seasons

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) states that people should live in harmony with their environment. During winter, this means slowing down in the colder months, deeply nourishing yourself, and keeping warm and well rested, take the opportunity to slow down.

Nourish yourself with warm and wholesome foods!

2 Eat warm nourishing Food

In the Winter our body needs warm foods like soups made from vegetables and rich stocks with animal bones are very nourishing these specific foods nourish and warm the Kidneys. Winter is a time when many people tend to reduce and slow down their activity.

The foods to eat during winter are the ones that grow during the season usually root vegetables like: turnips and carrots, winter greens, mushrooms, apples, pears, citrus fruits, nuts, beans and grains, are also good. 

3 Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine

Come in for a preventative Acupuncture treatment you don’t have to be sick to receive a treatment or a few weekly regular treatment to strengthen your immune system.

Winter is cold and flu season in Chinese medicine is very much concerned with preventative measures like strengthening up the Wei Qi or defensive energies (in the Chinese medicine an understanding of the immune system) in order to naturally fight off virus, colds and flu.

So stay warm, hydrated and nourished, and try to give yourself the extra time and space to slow down, rest and meditate in this profound season of stillness.