At-Home Immune System Protocol For Kids 4.83/5 (12)

Strengthening support for your child’s immune system becomes crucial, especially amidst the winter and holiday season. Dr. Mackenzie Dawson Agnew has a special solution for you. She’s crafted an effortless method to enhance both your child’s and your own immune system as sniffles begin to emerge during our celebrations and gatherings. Dive into the details below to discover this straightforward At-Home Immune System Protocol For Kids, using acupressure or tapping at three key Acupuncture Points.

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The immune system is not a single entity but a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs working together to defend the body against harmful invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other foreign substances. Its primary goal is to distinguish between the body’s own cells and external threats, launching a targeted response when necessary.

Key Players in the Immune System:

  1. White Blood Cells (Leukocytes): These are the foot soldiers of the immune system, patrolling the bloodstream and tissues to identify and neutralize potential threats.

  2. Antibodies: Y-shaped proteins produced by the immune system that recognize and bind to specific antigens, marking them for destruction.

  3. Lymphatic System: A network of vessels, nodes, and organs that transports lymph throughout the body, helping to filter out harmful substances and maintain fluid balance.

  4. Bone Marrow and Thymus: These organs play a crucial role in the production and maturation of immune cells, ensuring a constant supply of defenders.

The Immune Response: When the immune system detects a threat, it launches a coordinated attack involving various types of immune cells. The response can be categorized into two main types: the innate immune response, providing immediate but nonspecific defense, and the adaptive immune response, offering a targeted and specific defense with memory.

Adaptability and Memory: One of the most remarkable features of the immune system is its ability to adapt and remember. Once exposed to a specific pathogen, the immune system “remembers” it, allowing for a quicker and more efficient response upon subsequent encounters. This memory is the foundation of vaccines, which leverage the immune system’s ability to remember and respond to specific threats.

Challenges and Diseases: While the immune system is a powerful defender, it’s not infallible. Various factors, such as age, stress, poor nutrition, and certain medical conditions, can compromise its function. Immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune disorders, and allergies are examples of conditions where the immune system’s balance is disrupted, leading to health challenges.

Maintaining a Healthy Immune System: As we celebrate the first year of your immune system’s vigilant work, it’s essential to highlight the role we play in supporting its function. A healthy lifestyle, including balanced nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and stress management, contributes significantly to optimal immune function.

At-Home Immune System Protocol for Kids

Tap or massage the following acupressure points for 20 seconds per day.

Large Intestine 4

Tap or massage point for 20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Image taken from Acupuncture Points Software. Copyright Miridia Acupuncture Technology.

Stomach 36

Tap or massage point for 20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Image taken from Acupuncture Points Software. Copyright Miridia Acupuncture Technology.

Spleen 6

Tap or massage point for 20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Image taken from Acupuncture Points Software. Copyright Miridia Acupuncture Technology.

All point images have been taken directly from our Interactive Acupuncture Points Software which includes 361 treatment protocols, photographic AND anatomic point locations and more!

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Dr. Kenzi getting “treatment” from her patient.

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Dr. Mackenzie Dawson Agnew

With a history of complicated health herself, Dr. Mackenzie is a talented and passionate Doctor of Chinese Medicine focused on treating the whole person—physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual—with a multifaceted and detail-oriented approach. Dr. Mackenzie is the owner and founder of the Human Experience Clinic in Alberta, CA—a thriving practice of world-of-mouth referral and wellness patients with a 2 month long waitlist. New referrals flood in constantly and effortlessly. Dr. Kenzi is delighted to share her wealth of knowledge on the importance of hormonal, gut, and nervous system balance to create a complete treatment plan and address the root cause of symptoms.

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