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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Immunity - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Immunity - Basics

The immune system is a structure of organs, cells and tissue that defend the body by fighting off viruses and other foreign substances that cause infection. If the immune system fails to prevent an outside substance from entering the body, it launches an attack against it and builds an immunity to that antigen for potential future encounters. The strength of one's immunity and the body's ability to build and sustain immunity is influenced by many factors such as inherited genes and the characteristics of the particular antigen.
In some instances, the immune system incorrectly identifies certain cells or tissues in the body as an outside invader, and launches an attack against them. As a result, healthy cells are destroyed, impairing certain essential functions of the body. This series of events is caused by an autoimmune disease.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for immunity.



Immunity - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating immunity. For a complete list from our store with more details see our immunity formula section.


Immunity - Questions

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Immunity - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (2) acupuncture points may be useful for immunity. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)




The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Immunity

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan

  • Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Formula
    • Coldness of the limbs, borborygmus with loose stools or diarrhea due to spleen yang deficiency.
    • Spontaneous or easy sweating, general fatigue, changes in appetite due to spleen qi deficiency.
    • Pale complexion and preference for warm food or drinks due to spleen yang and qi deficiency.
    • Shortness of breath and noticable lack of desire to speak may present if┬áboth spleen and stomach qi are weak.
    • This formula is also commonly used for prolasped organs.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution for yin deficient patients.



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