Acupuncture for the Cold & Flu Season
Did you know that each year more than 100,000 people are hospitalized due to complications from the flu virus? Many of us have had a flu or cold virus at least once in our lifetime and we know that when fall hits so do viruses.
So how do you stay healthy this year? It may not be with a flu shot! An easier approach to keeping healthy is by having a strong immune system: get enough rest, eat nutritious foods, you get the picture and by giving acupuncture a try. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been used for thousands of years to treat the common cold and flu.
Studies have shown acupuncture is effective as a preventative approach to colds and flu helping to reduce upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the length of illness by enhancing the immune system. Acupuncture treatments focus on treating specific symptoms you are currently experiencing, while supporting the underlying defensive energy of your body. Whether your symptoms include fever, sore throat, congestion, fatigue, muscle and body aches, runny nose, cough, sneezing and watery eyes. Depending on what symptoms you are experiences, we can put together a treatment plan to help you feel better and unblock the energy flow.
The important thing is to seek treatment as soon as you start to feel symptoms. Don’t wait until your fever is too high and you’ve been home sick for two days. Start acupuncture as soon as you start to feel a little off.
Typically you will start to feel better with 1 or 2 acupuncture treatments, which is so much faster than taking cold medicine or antibiotics.
So remember, when you start to get a sore throat and runny nose, it’s time to come in for a treatment.
We believe in the whole body approach to medicine. Instead of simply identifying the symptoms, we address the root causes of disease and imbalance in the body by working with the modalities of Chinese medicine to develop treatment plans that meet your individual needs. We hope you find these blog posts helpful.