Acupuncture for Immunity
ACUPUNCTURE FOR ENHANCED IMMUNITY
Acupuncture Research Study Shows Significant Improvement in Baseline Natural Killer Cell Activity in Athletes
The American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and Department of Health & Human Performance at The University of Houston performed a five-week study into the effects of acupuncture on the body’s response to strenuous exercise in endurance athletes, and found that the basal activity in natural killer cells increased significantly in response to acupuncture treatments.
The study, which enrolled 14 participants & showed that the number of natural killer cells did not change in response to acupuncture, however the activity of these cells increased significantly at rest.
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Immunity