Welcome to the new series: ‘The importance of having a treatment once a month.
We are going to talk about acupuncture, the immune system and how it stops you from getting sick.
We have a nifty system within our immune system called phagocytosis. It derives from Greek. ‘Phag’ meaning to eat and ‘cytes’ meaning cell/vessel.
Now hold on because this is really cool.
The process swallows the microbes in the body. Microbes are microorganisms, especially bacterium which causes disease.
Acupuncture increases your white blood cell count, which in turn improves your immune system and your phagocytosis process.
By using acupuncture you kill the microbes before they have time to infiltrate your cells, which stops you from getting sick.