Support the immune system with tips from TCM

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers many valuable approaches for your health. TCM can help you to support your body in a natural way, especially in today’s world.

The topic of the immune system is particularly important. When our immune system is strong and healthy, we can counter pathogens and other harmful influences more easily. We have compiled the most important tips from traditional Chinese medicine that you can use to strengthen your immune system.

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Supporting the immune system with TCM – the basics

Traditional Chinese medicine, like conventional medicine, has a holistic view of physical and mental health. The teaching focuses on energies that should be in balance. The most important energy is Qi. This “life energy” ensures that we are healthy and vital. If the flow of Qi is disturbed, this can lead to health problems. TCM works with five pillars for health so that the Qi and the other necessary forces are in a good balance:

  • Herbal medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Movement teachings

You can also use these pillars to support your immune system. The aspects of herbal medicine, nutrition and exercise are particularly important at home.

The most important TCM tips for your immune system

With these tips, you can quickly boost your immune system in everyday life:

Start the day with a hot breakfast

According to TCM, a warm breakfast is particularly good for the organs, digestion and the immune system. For example, have a scrambled egg or a porridge made from cereal flakes, fruit and other tasty ingredients! If you want, you can even start the day with soup. That sounds unusual at first. But it’s worth trying the hot breakfast for at least a week or two.

Drink warm drinks

You should not only supply your body with warmth at breakfast. The immune system benefits from warming food and drinks throughout the day. Especially in winter, you should avoid cold drinks as much as possible. Treat your body to tea or warm water instead!

Seasonal and regional cooking

The food that grows in your area at the current time of year is particularly good for you. Until a few decades ago, this was also a matter of course in Central Europe. However, we now get almost all fruit and vegetables all year round and have largely lost our sense of regionality and seasonality. If you want to support your immune system according to TCM, you should return to this idea. Cooked winter vegetables are especially good for us in winter. Citrus fruits, on the other hand, are not so suitable because they can cool the body down and thus weaken it. With seasonal and regional cuisine, you also live more sustainably and environmentally consciously.

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Using power soups for the immune system

If your immune system needs support, you should eat a power soup at least twice a week. Traditionally, a strong beef broth or chicken broth is cooked for several hours. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can also make a vegetable and legume soup. Enjoy this soup at mealtimes or in between meals!

Exercise regularly

Movement teachings such as Tai Chi or Qi Gong play an important role in TCM to strengthen the body. Perhaps these types of exercise are also suitable for you? In any case, you should get your body moving every day to strengthen it and support the immune system.

Harnessing the power of plants

TCM recognizes the strengthening and beneficial powers of many plants and uses them for a wide variety of applications. To harness the power of plants for your immune system, we recommend our tried-and-tested food supplement IMUSAN . It contains 15 powerful plant extracts that have been compiled according to the rules of Traditional Chinese Medicine and can directly support your immune system.

The tried-and-tested food supplement BioBran is also able to actively support the immune system with valuable ingredients such as rice bran and shiitake mushroom enzymes.

Pay a little more attention to your immune system now and stay healthy!

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