As winter approaches, so does the dreaded cold and flu season. Are you tired of fighting against your stuffy nose and sore throat with pills, bad tasting syrups and more pills? Well, there are more holistic and natural ways to feel better, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy. Many people believe there is no cure for the common cold- but we know better! Here’s why you should come and see us when you feel that phlegm in your throat:
Acupuncture Will Help You Get Better Faster:
If you’ve already come down with a cold or the flu, acupuncture treatments can help relieve symptoms you’re currently experiencing, such as chills, a fever, body aches, a runny nose, congestion, sore throat and cough. You’ll experience immediate relief after your first treatment, and will also be reducing the incidence of an upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of your illness at the same time! One to two acupuncture treatments and a week’s course of herbal medicine are what we usually prescribe when you are already experiencing symptoms.
Acupuncture Boosts Your Immune System:
As you may know if you’ve been coming to us for a while, acupuncture naturally strengthens your immune system. It does this by strengthening the protective energy that safeguards us against colds and the flu. When you come in for a treatment and have cold or flu symptoms, we insert the needles into points that activate immune function and points that suppress pain and relieve colds or the flu. The added benefit of this is a stronger, more powerful immune system that will help you ward off future illnesses! Much better than a Vitamin C tablet or an orange, we think!
Acupuncture Eliminates Need for Antibiotics
Perhaps the best thing about using acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy to treat a cold or the flu is that you are not using antibiotics! Antibiotics actually disable the immune system, and do not heal the origin of the illness itself. They may kill bad bacteria, but in the process of doing so they are also killing the good bacteria that fuels your immunity and keeps you healthy. Your immune system is a miracle of nature, and has the ability to ward off illness and disease on its own when properly supported. Acupuncture supports and enhances the natural mechanisms of the immune system, rebalancing it so that your body rids itself of the illness. We believe this is what nature intended!
So if you wake up with a fever or a nasty cough, make sure you call us as soon as possible! Modern medicine ultimately does not have a true cure for the common cold, but we do. Many people’s immune systems are highly compromised through a poor diet and lifestyle, environmental toxins and sometimes medicines, and it is our goal to heal the body naturally through balancing and supporting its natural functions. We will also educate you on ways you can maintain a healthy immune system so that you will stay healthy and energetic throughout the colder months!