Easy Immune Support – Gan Mao Ling

Number 1 Easy Immune Booster

This time of year everyone asks me what they can do to boost their immune system.  It’s normally not a quick answer, because I think it’s important to tailor treatments to each person, and improving your immune system long term often involves several facets.

But today I’m going to share with you the number one thing I do after I interact with a sick person.  It’s also the number one thing my loved ones do when everyone around them is sick.  I recently realized that I hadn’t shared it as widely with my patients as I could.  I was probably making my thinking too complicated about how to help people–oh to be human.

Body Experiment:  Pick up some Gan Mao Ling the next time you are in the office so you can have it on hand when colds and flus start going around.  It’s my favorite quick immune boost in a Chinese herbal pill. And then take some the next time you notice a cold or flu going around.

Here’s how I take Gan Mao Ling:

  • Prevention (everyone in general seems to be sick): 2 pills 2X/day
  • Exposed (people I’m interacting with are sick): 3 pills 3X/day
  • Sick (I start to feel the symptoms of getting sick): 6 pills 3X/day

So many pills you ask?  Don’t worry, they are pretty small.  Chinese medicine likes to make small herbal pills so digestion and customized dosing is easy.  Smart thinking eh?

I struggled with a poor immune system from age 11-25 so I’ve tried all the things and some worked better than others for me.  Even after I turned my health around, I still keep experimenting with how to best support my immune system.  And the immune system has been a major focus of my studies and practice as an acupuncturist.  So I’m confident this body experiment is worth trying for everyone looking for a quick boost to their immune system.

Try out my favorite quick immune system hack and let me know how the experiment goes.

If you want to talk more in depth about your immune system ask me at your next appointment and I’ll be happy to discuss custom formulas, probiotics, elderberry syrup, nasal rinsing, steaming, diet, rest, and more.  No one’s body is identical to another and I don’t think people’s treatments should be either.  That’s what make Chinese Medicine so effective—the diagnostic methods that help me create truly customized treatment plans.

And in a few weeks I’m going to share with you why your state of mind is the x-factor for your immune system and what you can do about it. 


Upcoming Events: Come join us at one of the upcoming state of mind workshops in November.  It’s the best way I know how to help you make healthy changes effortlessly.  Because with a deeper understanding of how thinking, moods, and behavior work, it becomes easier to listen to your wisdom and reconnect with your true nature of wellbeing and resiliency.  And let’s face it, the holidays are coming so who couldn’t use a little resiliency boost to keep you buoyant?

Resiliency 101, The Art and Science of Thriving
November 13th from 6-7 PM
or
November 27th from 9:30-10:30 AM

Pick a date and click the link above to get more information and save your seat now.  If those dates don’t work for you, click this link to see the schedule for the rest of 2018.  Or drop us an email or a phone call and we’ll register you.

I believe in the power of this understanding so much that the first class is free for patients.  And you can bring a friend for free, because learning blossoms among friends.


Busy Schedule:
The end of year is always especially busy here at Thrive.  The holidays are coming, cold and flu season is coming, and people want to use up their insurance benefits.  If self care is rising to the top of your priority list, hop online to book an appointment.

Existing patients can book online here.  Make sure you get a pop up window after you hit the “Submit Appointment Request” button and click “CONFIRM” in the confirmation email.

You can access our online booking anytime by clicking anywhere on our website that says “make an appointment” or “book now” and follow the breadcrumbs to “Existing Patients” and “Book Online”.  Existing patients are always welcome to call or email us if you prefer to schedule that way or you’re not finding any appointments that work for you online.  

New patients need to call or email us to set up their first appointment because there is just too much information we need to share with them.


Happy Immune Boosting Explorations!
Christina Ness-Hawks, LAc

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