Although seeing our local doctor has become a tall order, we can still look after our immune system using Oriental Medicine (5,000-year-old system that uses tools like acupuncture, acupressure and diet to heal the mind and body.

Kidney 27 Location: Kidney 27 is easily accessible, located about one inch from the mid-line on the lower border of the collar bone.

Kidney 27 Benefits: Immune-boosting Point; Good for upper respiratory flu symptoms, shortness of breath and fatigue. The Kidney system is said to grasp Lung Qi, meaning it helps distribute the air that enters the lungs throughout the rest of the body.

Lung 7

Located above the wrist on the inside of the arm.  .5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist. On the radial margin of the forearm, superior to the styloid process of the radius. (Note: make a thumbs-up sign and two fingers down on the inside of the wrist)

Systematic relief of cough or sore throat.
Can be used to boost the defensive qi and immune system.
Good point to treat headaches caused by exogenous (external) pathogens, neck rigidity, facial paralysis, toothache, asthma and nasal problems.

Large Intestine 11:
Located at the elbow. The easiest way to locate it is to bend your arm and look for the end of the crease on the outer side of your bent elbow.

Large Intestine 11 Benefits:
Known as a fever-reducing point; used for colds and influenza as a preventative treatment, and other immune-compromising conditions.