Feeling Run Down? Boost Your Immunity Naturally with Five Element Acupuncture

Constantly catching colds or feeling under the weather? A weakened immune system can leave you vulnerable to illness and disrupt your daily life. But what exactly weakens immunity, and are there natural ways to boost your immunity naturally?

Western Medicine and Immunity

Western medicine views the immune system as a complex network of cells and tissues that fight off infection. A weakened immune system can be due to various factors, including stress, lack of sleep, and nutritional deficiencies. Treatment options often involve lifestyle changes like healthy eating and exercise, or addressing underlying conditions.

The Limitations of Western Medicine for Immunity

Lifestyle changes take time and effort, and pinpointing the exact cause of a weakened immune system can be challenging. Additionally, some medications that address underlying conditions can have side effects.

Five Element Acupuncture: A Holistic Approach to Immunity

Five Element Acupuncture offers a holistic approach to strengthening your immune system. It views a weakened immune system as a sign of energy imbalances within the body’s “Qi” system. Depending on the specific element out of balance, the immune system issues can manifest differently.

Five Element Acupuncture treatments involve stimulating specific acupuncture points along meridians to restore balance and promote a healthy flow of Qi. Research suggests acupuncture may be effective in boosting immunity. A 2014 study published in Frontiers in Immunology found that acupuncture increased the production of white blood cells, a crucial component of the immune system [1]. Another study published in Acupuncture in Medicine in 2010 showed that acupuncture reduced the frequency and duration of colds in people with a history of frequent upper respiratory infections [2].

Jenny’s Story: Reclaiming Immunity with Five Element Acupuncture

Jenny, a 48-year-old nurse, felt constantly run down. Frequent colds and bouts of fatigue hindered her productivity and social life. She prioritised healthy eating and exercise, but still felt susceptible to illness. Frustrated with feeling under the weather, Jenny decided to explore alternative options.

After a consultation, Caryn identified an imbalance in her Spleen element, associated with digestion and energy production. Through personalised acupuncture treatments, Jenny noticed a gradual shift. She started experiencing fewer colds and felt a renewed sense of vitality. Her energy levels increased, and she bounced back from minor illnesses quicker.

Conclusion: A Stronger, Healthier You

Five Element Acupuncture provided Jenny with a natural solution to strengthen her immune system. By addressing the underlying energy imbalance, acupuncture helped Jenny become less susceptible to illness and regain control of her overall well-being.

If you’re struggling with a weakened immune system, Five Element Acupuncture may be the answer. Unlike medications, it focuses on restoring balance within your body, promoting a natural path to a stronger and healthier you.


  1. Electroacupuncture regulation of T-lymphocyte subpopulations in patients with chronic heart failure. Frontiers in Immunology,, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2014.00393.
  2. Acupuncture for the prevention of the common cold in adults.  Acupuncture in Medicine, doi:10.1177/0964528409348542.

With over 27 years of clinical experience, I am still fascinated by the power of this system of medicine and it’s ability to change mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It’s incredibly rewarding to make such a tangible difference in people’s lives. Contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about whether this treatment is right for you.