Since speaking on immunity at the Good Tern, I’ve been thinking about the connection between our spirits, emotions, and our immunity. It’s not always so obvious how intertwined they are, although ¬†research shows how much our [positive] endorphins affect our whole being on the cellular level. And how fear, anxiety, tension, and the like depress our immune response. Which could lead to a long discussion of placebo…

All to remind you that the relaxing, uplifting aspect of acupuncture is as important as the potential it and herbs have to eliminate pathogens, dampness, heat [and so forth].

Happy year of the dragon!

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