What is Wei Qi? Chinese Medicine for Immune Function

Wei Qi provides an “immune system-like” barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogens, that can cause illness and disease. When we are exposed to bad air, germs, and viruses, our first line of defense, according to Chinese medicine is our immunity barrier.

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Over time, it can become weakened and unbalanced due to many factors:

  • improper diet
  • emotional stress
  • grief
  • sadness
  • genes
  • smoking
  • pollution

When Wei Qi is down, we become prone to allergies, asthma, colds and even skin problems.

Your health and the strength of your immune system depend upon the quality, quantity and balance of Wei Qi that flows within meridian channels.

Acupressure for Wei Qi Health

Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30 – 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body.

Here are two common acupuncture points to support your health. These points are located on both feet.

Kidney 6

This point is directly below the inside anklebone. It is useful for sore throat, calming the mind, insomnia, frequent urination, irregular menstruation, cramps of feet and hands.

Kidney 7

This point is located about two inches above the inside ankle bone and on the border of the Achilles tendon. This is a useful point for edema, night sweating, diarrhea, dry mouth, low back pain.

Get in the habit of daily self-care by using acupressure on these two points and help boost your immunity to get through this cold & flu season.