Upper respiratory infections such as colds or the influenza virus are prevalent during the cold months of the year, but can be caught all year-round. Typical symptoms are headache, coughing, sore throat, stuffy and running nose, and body aches. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks.
ACUPUNCTURE & TCM CAN HELP
Several clinical studies have demonstrated that Chinese medicine reduces the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections and shortens the course of illness. Chinese medicine views colds and flus as pathogenic invasions that can easily be expelled using certain treatment points and herbs. If caught in the early stages, especially within the first few hours of the
onset of symptoms, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Qi Gong can be very effective at eliminating pathogens. Once illness has progressed beyond the early stages, Chinese medicine can be used as symptomatic relief and adjuvant therapy.
ACUPUNCTURE IN A NUTSHELL
Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.