Immune Support and Dysfunction Immune support/dysfunction may incorporate/require many remedies which includes the unique capabilities of acupuncture, herbs, vitamins, minerals, nutrition and even such things as detoxification, counseling and clinical hypnosis. By working with the Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) acupuncture and naturopathic medicine programs you just may be able to enhance your quality of life.

Acupuncture: Helping along the Immune System

There are many studies that cite acupuncture as maintaining immune system health as well as reversing immune system dysfunction. One of many advocates is The National Cancer Institute (NCI) which encourages the use of acupuncture to support and reinforce the immune system, particularly during and after chemotherapy treatments. Licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisanti, will construct an individualized acupuncture program based on your personal health history. Through this assessment he may target a variety of points throughout your body to release stagnant energy or maintain healthy flow all according to your immune system needs. Popular points for this protocol may include Large Intestine (LI4), Spleen (SP6) and Stomach (ST 36).

Botanical Medicine: Complimentary Immune System Healing

Incorporating Dr. Lisanti’s knowledge of botanical medicine can offer a variety of possible remedies to support or repair your immune system. Using herbal and plant compounds could be the healing protocol your system has been waiting to embrace. This may include but not be limited to immune system supporters as well as dysfunction healers such as: barberry (Berberris vulgaris), echinacea (Echinacea purpurea), goldenseal (Hydrasis canadensis), astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) and licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra).

Nutraceutical Supplementation: Assisting the Immune System with Necessary Supplements

Depending on your specific immune system needs, Dr. Lisanti may suggest the best vitamin, mineral, amino acid and/or enzyme supplementation that may benefit you the most. If there is a dysfunction, using a compound that will assist in healing specific adverse organ or cellular confrontations could include a combination of antioxidants that may consist of Coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, lipoic acid, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, selenium and more along with such additions as zinc, chromium, probiotics or vitamin D.

Homeopathy: Combat Immune System Stress

The spleen, liver, thymus, bone marrow and lymphatic system all work in conjunction to maintain a healthy immune system. If any of these or other integral parts of the body become taxed by stress, toxicity or disease, homeopathy can work on deep levels to support the immune response. IMS works with a number of various homeopathic remedies that may be applied to your precise needs. Among many choices, these may include such names as oscillococcinum, nux vomica and arsenicum.

Immune system support/dysfunction can be attained through the many tools Dr. Lisanti and IMS are able to offer. In addition to those mentioned above, others could consist of Clinical Nutrition – educated eating to heal or support; Detoxification – ridding the system of built up toxins; and Environmental Medicine – determining what outside factors may be taxing the system. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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