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Natural Way to StrengthenThe  Immune System<br />Cathryn Hu, Ph.D., O.M.D.,L.Ac. <br />Advanced Acupuncture, Inc. <br />We...
The Human Immune System<br />
   Organs of Immune System<br />
Cells of the Immune System	<br />T-Cells<br />Natural Killer Cells<br />B-Cells<br />Granulocytes or Polymorphonuclear Leu...
T- Lymphocytes<br />T cells originated from thymus gland. <br />They directly attack foreign invaders. <br />There are dif...
T Cells<br />Cytovic T Cells<br />Helper T Cells <br />T cells that kill cells attack only one kind of infected cell or ag...
B-Lymphocytes<br />These B cells were the first to be discovered. <br />They produce circulating antibodies. <br />Antibod...
Natural Killer Cells<br />Constantly patrolling the body for dangerous foreign cells. <br />When they find the threat, the...
The Immune Response <br />Antigen---Antigen Presenting Cell ( APC)--- B cell---Proliferate --- produce specific antibodies...
Macrophages, B Cells, Pathogens, Antibody Immune Response<br />
What are immune related diseases ?<br />Common colds<br />Allergies<br />Asthma<br />Recurrent UTI<br />Candidacies<br />C...
Allergic  Reaction<br />Definition: <br />An abnormal reaction or sensitivity to a harmless substance that does not bother...
Allergy Prevention<br />	1. Keep windows and doors closed. 2. Take a shower and shampoo your hair when you     come in fro...
Cold vs. Flu	<br />
Flu Prevention<br />The best way is to get vaccinated as early as possible.<br />Flu is seasonal and unique each season.<b...
Secret of Green Tea<br />Catechin Polyphenols -epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)<br />Is a powerful anti-oxidant.<br />Inhib...
Why Green Tea?<br />Green, oolong, black tea all come from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant.<br />Green tea leave...
Green Tea Effects on Immune System<br />L-theanine from tea reacts in the liver to create another chemical that is involve...
Food & Your Immune System<br />Eating tasty food makes you feel good and boosts your immune system. <br />Research tests a...
Food Allergy Affects Behavior <br />The behavior of  some children with allergies improves significantly when allergies ar...
Food Allergy Prevention<br />If you are allergic to eggs, do not receive seasonal flu or the H1N1 vaccine (made using chic...
Can I have acupuncture treatments even If I do not feel good?<br />Acupuncture can:<br />Have a preventive effect<br />Str...
Why acupuncture can help? <br />The immune system contains receptors for endorphins & neuropeptides.<br />There are connec...
How can acupuncture strengthen the immune system?<br />Qi (vital energy) is the fundamental substance.<br />If Qi is stron...
Stimulate the Immune System with Acupuncture<br />Acupuncture points: <br />   St 36, Li 4, Li 11, Gv. 14.<br />Using toni...
How to enhance my immune system with natural Chinese herbs? <br />Herbs are natural food.<br />Stimulate blood flow.<br />...
What are some common Chinese herbs effective for preventive care?<br />Ginseng<br />Dang-Kuei<br />Astragalus<br />Seek pr...
Immune Boosting Diet<br />1. Yogurt<br />2. Oats & barley<br />3. Garlic<br />4. Fish<br />5. Chicken soup<br />6. Green t...
Herbal Prescription # 6	<br />Strengthen Capsule<br />Functions: Enhance the immune system by increasing producing antibod...
Prevention by Acupressure<br />Acupuncture points:<br />Allergy - Li 4,  		    Sinus headache - Bl 2					 <br />Asthma - L...
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  1. 1. Natural Way to StrengthenThe Immune System<br />Cathryn Hu, Ph.D., O.M.D.,L.Ac. <br />Advanced Acupuncture, Inc. <br />Wellness Class 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Human Immune System<br />
  3. 3. Organs of Immune System<br />
  4. 4. Cells of the Immune System <br />T-Cells<br />Natural Killer Cells<br />B-Cells<br />Granulocytes or Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes<br />Macrophages<br />Dendritic Cells <br />Communication between these cells occurs by interference and other chemical messages that govern the immune system. <br />There should be a balance between the helper and suppressor T-cells. <br />
  5. 5. T- Lymphocytes<br />T cells originated from thymus gland. <br />They directly attack foreign invaders. <br />There are different kinds of T cells. Each has a different function. <br />
  6. 6. T Cells<br />Cytovic T Cells<br />Helper T Cells <br />T cells that kill cells attack only one kind of infected cell or agent such as cancer cells, viruses, etc. <br />These T cells stimulate B cells<br /> to produce antibodies.<br />T- Suppressor Cells<br />These shut off helper T cells once enough antibodies produced. <br />
  7. 7. B-Lymphocytes<br />These B cells were the first to be discovered. <br />They produce circulating antibodies. <br />Antibodies attacks antigens. <br />Each of the B cells produces only one kind of antibody. <br />
  8. 8. Natural Killer Cells<br />Constantly patrolling the body for dangerous foreign cells. <br />When they find the threat, they attach & release toxic chemicals that destroy the invading cells. <br />
  9. 9. The Immune Response <br />Antigen---Antigen Presenting Cell ( APC)--- B cell---Proliferate --- produce specific antibodies--- antigen/antibody complex----engulf ---kill--- cascade<br />
  10. 10. Macrophages, B Cells, Pathogens, Antibody Immune Response<br />
  11. 11. What are immune related diseases ?<br />Common colds<br />Allergies<br />Asthma<br />Recurrent UTI<br />Candidacies<br />Chronic fatigue<br />Hepatitis<br />AIDS<br />Autoimmune disease<br />
  12. 12. Allergic Reaction<br />Definition: <br />An abnormal reaction or sensitivity to a harmless substance that does not bother most people and is usually hereditary<br />Mechanism:<br />When an allergy-prone individual is exposed to an antigen (foreign bodies perceived by the body’s defense system), his body reacts by producing antibodies <br />Immunoglobulins: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgM, IgG<br />Reaction sequences: <br />IgE- sensor <br />IgM----IgG-----IgA <br /> IgD- co-expressed with IgM <br />
  13. 13. Allergy Prevention<br /> 1. Keep windows and doors closed. 2. Take a shower and shampoo your hair when you come in from outside. 3. Stay inside. Pollen.com provides pollen reports. 4. Avoid fans. 5. Make your bedrooms more friendly. 6. Avoid places where molds are. Visit the food resource at Oregon State University. 7. Wash bedding frequently. 8. Keep your house and lawn clean.9. Avoid irritants. 10. Avoid allergic sources: food, pollens, etc. <br />
  14. 14. Cold vs. Flu <br />
  15. 15. Flu Prevention<br />The best way is to get vaccinated as early as possible.<br />Flu is seasonal and unique each season.<br />H1N1(swine) Flu is contagious and infects more people.<br />Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds every time.<br />Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve. Throw out used tissues.<br />Wash your hands after sneezing or coughing.<br />Use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.<br />Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.<br />
  16. 16. Secret of Green Tea<br />Catechin Polyphenols -epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)<br />Is a powerful anti-oxidant.<br />Inhibits the growth of cancer cells, without harming normal tissue.<br />Lowers LDL levels.<br />Inhibits the abnormal formation of blood clots. (thrombosis-cause of heart attacks and strokes) <br />
  17. 17. Why Green Tea?<br />Green, oolong, black tea all come from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant.<br />Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized.<br />Oolong & black tea are made from fermented leaves.<br />EGCG is converted into other compounds that are not as effective in preventing and fighting disease.<br />
  18. 18. Green Tea Effects on Immune System<br />L-theanine from tea reacts in the liver to create another chemical that is involved in the production of T cells.<br />T cells are a large part of our bodies response mechanism to bacterial infection.<br />Both black and green tea contains L-theanine.<br />Drinking 5 cups/day could markedly improve your bodies response to infectious diseases.<br />
  19. 19. Food & Your Immune System<br />Eating tasty food makes you feel good and boosts your immune system. <br />Research tests added flavoring to the food eaten by people in a retirement home.<br />Flavored food increased two important components of the immune system. <br /> ( IgG, and IgM) <br />
  20. 20. Food Allergy Affects Behavior <br />The behavior of some children with allergies improves significantly when allergies are addressed. <br /> If it’s suspected that a child has a food allergy, testing and changing eating habits could make a big difference. <br />Watch for a child’s behavior after eating chocolate. The caffeine and sugar can give some children more energy than they can handle. <br />
  21. 21. Food Allergy Prevention<br />If you are allergic to eggs, do not receive seasonal flu or the H1N1 vaccine (made using chicken egg cells).<br />If you have food allergies and also have asthma, you may have serious complications if you get the flu.<br />Do not get flu shot while you are having symptoms.<br />Be cautious for children, seniors and people with weak immune systems. <br />
  22. 22. Can I have acupuncture treatments even If I do not feel good?<br />Acupuncture can:<br />Have a preventive effect<br />Strengthen your body’s resistance<br />Help fight pathogens<br />
  23. 23. Why acupuncture can help? <br />The immune system contains receptors for endorphins & neuropeptides.<br />There are connections between the immune system and central nervous system. <br />The immune system responds to chemicals and secrets chemical messages.<br />The immune system has nerve cells which connect the brain to the spleen and other organs producing immune cells. <br />
  24. 24. How can acupuncture strengthen the immune system?<br />Qi (vital energy) is the fundamental substance.<br />If Qi is strongly reinforced, then body resistance is strengthened. <br />Acupuncture promotes Qi and blood circulation, providing essential nutrition and oxygen to body parts and tissues.<br />The system can function normally and properly. <br />
  25. 25. Stimulate the Immune System with Acupuncture<br />Acupuncture points: <br /> St 36, Li 4, Li 11, Gv. 14.<br />Using tonify methods.<br />Twice a week for 5 weeks, <br /> then once a month <br /> for maintenance.<br />Best combined with <br /> individualized formulas.<br />
  26. 26. How to enhance my immune system with natural Chinese herbs? <br />Herbs are natural food.<br />Stimulate blood flow.<br />Benefit metabolism and endocrine system.<br />Individualized formula to fit body needs.<br />Enhance absorption of nutrients and minerals. <br />
  27. 27. What are some common Chinese herbs effective for preventive care?<br />Ginseng<br />Dang-Kuei<br />Astragalus<br />Seek professional help.<br />Be aware the side effects and contraindications.<br />Proper dosage and long term use side effects.<br />
  28. 28. Immune Boosting Diet<br />1. Yogurt<br />2. Oats & barley<br />3. Garlic<br />4. Fish<br />5. Chicken soup<br />6. Green tea<br />7. Lean beef<br />8. Sweet potatoes<br />9. Mushrooms<br />10. Citrus<br />11. Red bell peppers<br />12. Broccoli<br />13. Ginger<br />14. Spinach<br />15. Almonds<br />16. Turmeric<br />17. Blueberries<br />18. Pineapples <br />
  29. 29. Herbal Prescription # 6 <br />Strengthen Capsule<br />Functions: Enhance the immune system by increasing producing antibody IgG level. These activities protect against invasion by pathogenic organisms and damage to the all important lymph system.<br />Indications: Immune system deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, weakness, weight loss, chronic non-healing sores.<br />Dosage: 2 times daily, two capsules each time. <br />
  30. 30. Prevention by Acupressure<br />Acupuncture points:<br />Allergy - Li 4, Sinus headache - Bl 2 <br />Asthma - Lung 7 Sneezing - Li 20 <br />Fatigue - St 36 Itchiness - Li 11<br />

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