Chinese medicine states that the immune system is the same as the digestive system. If the digestive system is diseased, the immune system will be compromised. The immune system can also become taxed from long-standing inflammatory diseases, surgical procedures, or a common cold. Viral, bacterial, and other parasitic infections are often allowed to enter a woman’s body because her body is opportunistic to infection. Chinese medicine and acupuncture work not only to strengthen her digestive system but also support her “Wei” (defensive) Qi (energy) against attack so that the invader does not have a chance to infect.