“Immune normalization” has emerged as a new paradigm in immunotherapy, which is proposed in cancer patients instead of conventional “immune-enhancement” therapy. Immune normalization may also be implemented in cancer prevention of “sub-healthy” individuals. We established in vitro cultured mixed-natural killer (NKM) cells to achieve immune normalization. The in vitro cytotoxicity of NKM cells was tenfold higher than that of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). The cytotoxicity of NKM cells was negatively correlated with the proportion of T-helper cells (cluster of differentiation: CD3+CD4+ T), and positively correlated with the proportion of NK cells (especially CD56brightCD16bright NK cells). Then, we defined “sub-healthy individuals” after measuring Programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) expression in PBMCs from 95 donors aged > 50 years. Furthermore, we evaluated the potential clinical application of NKM-cell therapy in 11 patients with malignant lymphoma, one patient with pancreatic cancer, and four sub-healthy individuals. NKM-cell therapy elicited good tolerance and side-effects were not found. In sub-healthy individuals, the proportion of CD3+PD-1+ T cells and CD3+CD8+PD-1+ T cells was reduced significantly after NKM-cell treatment. We demonstrated that a new method using NKM cells was safe and efficacious as adjuvant treatment for cancer patients as well as therapy for sub-healthy individuals. Normalization of the peripheral immune system through NKM-cell therapy could expand its scope of application in different disorders.