Respiratory/Immune System

What are some immune disorders?

  • Asthma
  • Allergies

Autoimmune diseases that include:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Common colds
  • Eczema
  • Food allergies
  • Hayfever
  • Hepatitis
  • Immune deficiency syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis

The causes and effects of a weakened immune system

Many factors can harm our immune system: stress, poor nutrition and exposure to harmful environmental agents.  When we get “run down,” we are subject to more frequent colds, allergies and infections.

Autoimmune symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Achy muscles
  • Loss of focus or concentration
  • Low grade fever
  • Swelling
  • Redness or skin rash
  • Hair loss

Chinese herbs can help with the defense, balance and surveillance of the immune system. Many herbs are adaptogens that stabilize and optimize physiological processes.  Chinese herbs can also increase blood flow, regulate metabolism, support the endocrine system and act as immunostimulant.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540978/