Acupuncture for Colds & Flu
I’m sure most would agree that no one wants to lose their valuable time to a nasty cold. While there are no magical cures for the common cold, there ARE options to sidestep or vastly reduce symptoms and duration.
How Can We Use Acupuncture?
Already know that you catch colds frequently? Treatments before ‘problematic’ seasons will strengthen your immune system. HOW?
- CHINESE MEDICINE says strengthen Wei (protective) qi and move pathogens out.
- WESTERN RESEARCH shows greater activation & enhancement of immune chemicals, cells and function (T cells, natural killer cells, macrophages etc.) for days post treatment and beyond.
2. KNOCK IT OUT EARLY
Getting in as soon as you detect that “I might be getting sick” feeling can turn a 7-14 day deep cold into a quick 1-3 day turnaround with acupuncture, cupping and/or herbal medicine.
3. I WAITED TOO LONG:
Although deeper & more difficult by this point, acupuncture and herbs can still help clear up symptoms that insist on sticking around. Insert *cough, hack, drip, sneeze, I’m sooo tired* here.