Boost Your Immune System and Protect Yourself!
We're all concerned about the current coronavirus pandemic. But don't panic! There are some simple things you can do to help decrease your chances of getting sick. First of all, wash your hands frequently. Don't worry about using antibacterial soap, which won't affect a virus anyway. Any soap works. The key is to wash your hands thoroughly, between the fingers, around the fingernails, and up past the wrists for at least 20 seconds.
Next, here's a tip from Acupuncture Tradition. Your immune response, or "Wei Qi," is made up from your lung qi and your spleen qi. You can easily build up your spleen qi by placing a heating pad across your shins, just below the knees, for 15-20minutes per day at a low to medium setting. Longer than that is ok, but don't make it hotter. This stimulates a point on your stomach channel, Zu San Li, that strongly stimulates your spleen qi, thus helping your immune system. DO THIS EVERY DAY! It also happens to be good for digestion, by the way. Remember, stress also depletes your immune function, so sitting quietly with a heating pad across your shins can help you relieve stress, too. Be careful not to burn yourself. Remember, low heat is better than high heat.
Wash your hands! Use a heating pad across your shins! Stay healthy! And YES, we're open and happy to see you.
Jade Tree Wellness Center has been providing quality acupuncture and therapeutic massage services and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments to the Saint Petersburg area for years. At our practice, we pride ourselves on our patient service. We offer a knowledgeable staff, safe and proven procedures, and a caring and professional environment. Nothing makes us happier than keeping you and your family healthy!
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including Acupuncture, Herbs, and Therapeutic Massage, developed from the idea that when the body is in balance, there will be complete health. Where there is imbalance, there will be disease. The treatment methods employed by TCM are intended to bring your body back into balance, so that it can heal itself.
How can you benefit from this Ancient Tradition in the 21st Century? In many ways! The World Health Organization recognizes over 40 diseases that “lend themselves to acupuncture treatment.” And the National Institutes of Health states that, “One of the advantages of Acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures…”
We strive to provide the highest quality care by utilizing safe and effective therapies in a supportive, healing environment. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture, herbs, massage, Qi Gong, stretches, exercises, and other methods to treat and heal the whole person, not just the body's pains and symptoms. We take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient. Our goal is to help you be more than just free of pain and disease. We want to help you become truly well, so that you can live a long, happy and healthy life. Start feeling better today at Jade Tree Wellness Center in St Petersburg!