How to boost the immune system naturally

How To Boost The Immune System Naturally

How to boost the immune system naturallyWhen people search for ways on how to boost the immune system naturally, they are usually looking for what they might be able to eat or what supplement they can ingest to experience an improvement. This post explores some alternatives to this and how the practice of Qigong has solid scientific evidence for improving the state of your immune system.

Foods and supplements may not work to improve our immune system.

Since the dawn of modern medicine which focused on reductionist mechanisms, we have largely lost touch with what we are at our core, which is energy. If we break down a cell to its smallest components to the quark level, all we are left with is energy. This is what drives our biology, and yet we are fixated on molecules and how to influence our body chemistry with drugs, foods and herbal remedies.

Our body is electric and has a field of energy.

How to boost the immune system naturallyWe know we have electricity in our body because our nerves and brain and heart emit voltage which can be measured with every day medical equipment such as the electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram. The scientific field known as electrophysiology studies this in detail, yet it is not common to approach health and wellness from the view point that we can improve it by influencing our over all energy field.

At the smallest level of a cell, there is empty space teeming with energy.

Our body maintains its state by billions of chemical reactions every day, and what results from the chemical reactions is a transferral of energy. As Einstein was known to say “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another”. Quantum physics has discovered that nothing is really solid in our universe and in our own bodies, despite the appearance of things being solid.

This video explains it pretty well:

Our bodies voltage and ability to metabolise food.

Given that we are a walking energy field, it makes sense that if the energy in our body is not flowing unhindered, it makes it more difficult for it to absorb nutrients in our food even if it were the best quality food we ever ate. Even Einstein said ‘The field is the sole governing agency of the particle,” which means that it is not solid matter that drives biological processes, it is the energy field that governs it. Yet we don’t approach life in this way. We approach life from the point of view that we are trying to shift something that is ‘solid’ (e.g. molecules) within us before we try and influence the energy around us and within us. This is not to say that modern medicine is not effective-it obviously is, but there is a bigger picture here that only those in the absolute frontiers of scientific exploration are delving into.

How Qigong enhances your immune system.

Scientific studies have shown that after just one month of practicing Qigong daily for half an hour, the immune system has been enhanced. In this particular study the results concluded that immune enhancing cells (such as white blood cells) had increased in statistically relevant amounts in the experimental group.

The effect on the nervous system.

Nervous system and immune systemQigong helps to balance the parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. Anything we can do in our modern life to quieten down the sympathetic nervous system which is associated with the fight or flight adrenal response from a perceived threat in our environment will benefit our immune system. One study which examined the influence of Qigong training on depression, anxiety and stress concluded that the practice of Qigong improves psychological states and mucosal immunity; as indicated by psychometric tests and biochemical markers of stress.

What does Qigong have to do with energy?

The word ‘Qigong’ literally means ‘life energy cultivation‘ and therefore the practitioner learns to harness and direct the wellspring of energy that was inherited at birth. There are of course many interpretations as to what this energy actually is, but once you have had an experience of feeling an enhanced energetic state and the wellbeing that follows from a practice session, you will come to understand what it means in your own way. Qigong is one of those practices that looks very simple, but once practiced consistently it can deliver very powerful results. Any activity or practice that can influence your energy field in positive ways is going to result in an enhanced immune system because it enables better chemical reactions within us. There are many new studies and practitioners in the field of energy medicine otherwise known as ‘frequency medicine’. However, you can choose to go down the ever expanding rabbit hole of this new quantum medicine, or you could practice what the ancients knew thousands of years ago such as the practice of Qigong.

Try a Qigong Exercise for your immune system now.


What are your thoughts?

Have you ever considered that your energy field might be at the core of your health? Would you consider adding 15 minutes of Qigong to your daily routine to boost your immune system naturally? Feel free to comment below and let me know.
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    ches

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    I found your exercises quite hypnotic and also was surprised to realise that I actually do a couple of them myself without knowing it. The rubbing of the hands together and the massaging around the eyes is something I often do when I’m a little stressy.
    I’ve not heard of Qigong before but it seems to be a very gentle way of moving and hopefully doing the body some good by boosting the immune system. I will definitely try it and thanks for taking the time to explain it. Ches

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      Liz

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      Hi Ches, interesting that you were already doing some of these exercises without realising it was part of Qigong. The body has an innate wisdom that we have largely forgotten about to aid our healing, and yet there are still some things we do unconsciously to boost our energy system such as crossing our arms when we feel like we need to protect ourselves from something or someone else’s energy, or holding our head in our hands when we have a headache, or putting our palm to our head when we suffer a shock or surprise of some sort. These are, according to chinese medicine specific points on the body that are calming and soothing when we need it as they are acupressure points as well as neuro-vascular points which play a role in blood and lymph flow. I think you will really enjoy the practice of Qigong. 🙂

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    Charles

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    Qigong seems like an interesting martial art. I am trained in basic aikido. I learned it once with a job I had as a correctional officer. I have never studied martial arts in depth. I have been considering studying aikido. Do you know anything about aikido? I am really interested in all kinds of martial arts. Qigong definitely seems cool too.

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      Liz

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      Hi Charles, I don’t know much about Aikido, but it would have some similarities in terms of philosophies with Qigong and Tai Chi. However, Qigong is not a martial art. It is based on a system of healing from Chinese medicine and was the first prescriptive chinese medicine exercises given to patients which helped speed up their healing. You can read a little more about it from this post.

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    Juan

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    Very interesting information!! I have to say that this is very new to me. For the past year I’ve been exploring things like meditation and yoga, and I have really seen the positive effects of those practices in my life. I came across your post and I’m going to give Qigong a try. How do you recommend that I start? Is it good to practice in the mornings of in the evenings? Thanks in advance for any help, as this definitely looks like a practice that provides great benefits.

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      Liz

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      Hi Juan, thanks for visiting. I would recommend you start with this ten minute exercise to get the immediate feeling and benefit of what Qi flowing in your body is like. There is a huge amount of theory and philosophy around Qigong, but I think direct experience is the best way to start and then learn more from there. Try the exercise in the morning to start out with. As practitioners advance they tend to practice in the evening and the morning. You will also find that practicing Qigong will deepen your yoga and meditation practice as it is all interlinked.

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    Vanessa

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    Okay, now I know exercise is good for the immune system but I’ve got to admit that I also thought that supplements could help as well. I had no idea that our body is electric and has a field of energy. Wow, that’s pretty interesting and so are the Qigong exercises. Never heard of it before but I’ve got to try it! The moves seem simple enough that anyone can do it. I think these exercises might be a good stress reliever as well. Here’s to boosting my immune system naturally!

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      Liz

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      Hi Vanessa, supplements can still help the immune system, but if the body is not able to absorb their nutrients then they are kind of a waste of money. This is where the practice of Qigong can come in handy because it charges up the electrical system of our body and therefore makes biochemical processes work better and therefore we are better able to absorb nutrients from food and supplements.

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    Uta

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    Hi Liz,

    So I got to see another page of you. Love it

    First I thought of / have you seen Michael Tellinger about this energy things?
    Check out his YouTube video and you might find new stuff to write about. Wanted to add the link but WA won’t allow that.

    The layout of the whole page is briliant. I love the way you write and I am sure you are already super successful.
    Pictures are very good choosen.

    I wish I could give you anything more helpful

    Blessings
    Uta

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    Liz

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    Hi Uta, I had heard of Michael Tellinger, but had not really watched much of his stuff. However after reading your comment today I went to youtube and found myself watching over an hour of him. Amazing interesting things he has to say and totally up my alley of interest, so thanks for the recommendation!

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    Melani

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    Hi Liz, glad to read your another article about Qiqong. Our body is very smart indeed. Often I want to eat specific food for example chocolate when in stress then I read about the benefit of chocolate to lighten stress. Thank you for the useful article. I definitely will try it as an alternative exercise.

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      Liz

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      Hi Melani, the problem with turning to chocolate to relieve stress is that on a biochemical level it actually puts the body in more stress due to the sugar content in most chocolates, as well as the caffeine. If you choose very dark chocolate it is a little better, but only small amounts at a time. But if you had a regular practice of Qigong, you would likely not feel the craving for chocolate as much!

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    Netta

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    Hey Liz:

    Another very clear, easy-to-understand, beautifully done page! Thank you.

    The body’s energy systems are fascinating, aren’t they? When they are working right the whole body works right. It makes sense to help support and strengthen the way it works. Qigong is an easy way to do that, I agree.

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      Liz

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      Hey Netta! Thank you! The energy systems certainly are fascinating!

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