Boost your immune health

According to naturopath Paul Keogh, Chinese medicine can effectively strengthen your immune system and get you back on your feet faster.

When your immune system is not functioning optimally, you are more susceptible to simple infections such as common cold and flu as well as more serious infections like tonsillitis and glandular fever. In addition, immune depletion can have flow-on effects that compromise the health of other systems such as the endocrine (hormonal), nervous and circulatory systems. Over time this may predispose the body to develop certain allergies and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis. Invariably, immune dysfunction is linked to a profound loss of vitality referred to as post-viral or chronic fatigue syndromes.

The good news is that Chinese medicine is an effective way to increase your immune system’s capacity to fight infection, strengthen the body’s overall capacity to resist disease and promote recovery during convalescence. A Chinese herbal medicine formulated by Dr Subhuti Dharmananda from the Institute for Traditional Medicine in Portland Oregon and developed by Associate Professor Denis Stewart from Newcastle University more than 20 years ago contains the scientifically proven immune regulating herb astragalus, blended with seven other traditionally and scientifically evidenced Chinese herbs including atractylodes, schisandra, reishi mushroom, codonopsis, Siberian ginseng, ligustrum and liquorice.

These Chinese herbs help to combat recurrent respiratory infections, slow recovery, night sweats, fatigue, muscle aches, poor appetite, irritability and weakness. When taken between bouts of infection it is valuable in the management of post-viral and chronic fatigue syndromes.
Veita from Dorroughby NSW writes, “As an aspiring Olympic swimmer, my 10 year old daughter could never have competed in the NSW state titles, coming second in her age, without the Chinese astragalus formula. Before starting on this herbal medicine Jessica suffered constant respiratory infections and was too weak to train. She’d been on endless courses of antibiotics and we’d tried grommets and earplugs but the colds and ear infections continued. She now rarely gets infections and her health is so strong that she is able to maintain her studies, compete and regularly win medals.”