The immune system is one of the most complex systems within our body. The evolutionary older part is the innate immune system, while the immune cells of the adaptive system were developed in higher species. There are numerous ways how the cells interact with each other and how they synchronize the immune response.
It is very difficult to grasp the fine tuning of an immune response and even more difficult to understand how to intervene. Understanding the Chinese concept of Yin and Yang allows us to get a better comprehension of what needs to be done to influence the immune system in a positive way. Western herbs, as well as Chinese recipes, are able to harmonize the immune response and tonify those parts, which need supporting. The interaction of these herbs with immune cells use very specific receptors and it gives the veterinarian an important tool to enhance the animal’s ability to fight infections.