Chinese medical practitioners of ancient times had a sense of our body's abilities to fight off disease. They even came up with the theory of Wei Qi (pronounced way chee), or "protective Qi." Wei Qi exists right below the surface of our skin and fights off pathogens that, according to theory, travel through our pores to get into our bodies.
(Okay, so the ancients were a little off in their theories of exactly how pathogens work, but not bad for 5000 years ago, eh?)
Ever wonder why your skin may feel achy or crawly when you're fighting allergies or a cold? That would be your Wei Qi doing its job of fighting off pathogens!
Did you know there are foods that can help build a stronger immune system against allergies! And while just eating certain foods probably isn't enough to fight off the worst allergies, when combined with acupuncture and an individualized herbal formula, eating those foods can help speed up the process of healing.
If you're ready to strengthen your immune system to stop its overreacting to everyday allergens, schedule an appointment today!