Prevention and the immune system
Just as the rest of the animal kingdom, we must prepare ourselves for winter. Before the cold sets in, it is wise to begin strengthening our immune system and optimising our condition. That is the secret to a healthy life. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can support maintaining that strength.
Doctor Merrell-Keijzer is an advocate of preventive treatment, as prevention is ultimately better than curing an established problem. She advises her patients to sustain the strength of their immune system by means of a 'maintenance' every two to three months, even if there are no specific complaints or prior symptoms have diminished. This way the body can remain in optimal condition.
Doctor Merrell-Keijzer advises everyone to take the well-known medicinal mushroom Lingzhi as a supportive supplement. The Latin name of this mushroom is Ganoderma lucidum, also regarded as "the king of herbs".