In order to assure a harmonious development of a child, his body must be prepared to fight viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment, especially before joining a community: kindergarten, preschool, school etc. As far as children are concerned, it is recommended that they should undergo stimulation and fortification cures at the beginning of each season, as there is a strong connection between the planetary and nature’s rhythm and the flow of energy into the body. These energies have to be tuned with the planetary and nature’s rhythm. In addition to that, immunity is merely developing in children; their bodies need external support to cope with the hardening conditions of the environment: enhanced solar radiations, higher pollution, bacteria and viruses aggressiveness, diminishing supply of oxygen. Wrong use of antibiotics adds to that, – namely in situations where it is not necessary or without medical advice – a thing that upsets cell and tisular activity. Emotional traumas or various traumas suffered both by pregnant woman and by infant is a particular cause of diminished immunity in a child. Children feel their parents’ stress, their inquietude and agitation, as well as the family conflicts. Another thing that may trigger mental blockages, the kind of which is reflected at somatic level by metabolic and immune disorders, is children neglect or overstraining.
Immunity stimulating cures for children have no adverse effects, as the active substances found in the phytotherapeutical products are quickly metabolized by the body. They increase the body’s general and specific immunity. Stimulation of acupuncture centers regulates and balances the energy network of the meridians; pulmonary oxygenation; blood circulation in skin and lungs. A good circulation of blood is vital in maintaining a strong immunity; blood stagnation biases bacterial and viral development and infections.
Our herbal products have a certain concentration of active substances. The substances regulate body’s immune reactions and the activity of the organs involved in the production and the behavior of the immune cells. The effects of the respective herbal products may be enhanced by stimulating the energy centers governing the immune system and the organs involved: thymus, adrenals, spleen-pancreas, spinal marrow and lymph nodes. In the cold season, the acupuncture treatment is focused on strengthening the immune barrier of the upper loge, where the lungs are.
The main immune cells are the T-type lymphocytes, produced by the thymus and the B-type ones, produced by the spinal marrow. The thymus originating ones are involved in cellular immunity (which is vital against viral infections). B-type lymphocytes are involved in humoral immunity, in antibodies production; they also protect the body against bacterial infections. The strength of the immune system is made by maintaining an optimum ratio of T&B lymphocytes and by the good function of the thymus, spleen-pancreas, adrenal glands and lymphatic system.
The thymus is the gland governing cardiac activity and ageing rhythm. After puberty, it grows smaller and it reduces its functions. As far as children are concerned, a good function of the thymus assures a healthy growth, by the production of thymopoietin (children growth hormone). From the perspective of the traditional Chinese medicine, spleen and pancreas are a single organ involved in maintaining immunity and vitality; in body warmth-regulating mechanisms; in tissue formation; in intellectual and emotional activity. Spleen is part of lymphocytic circuit; splenic disorders trigger immune dysfunctions; they also make the body prone to infections. Adrenals are located above the kidneys. By their production of cortisone, they play a major part in maintaining immunity, as they stimulate lymphocyte growth.