Acupuncture, Flu, and the Common Cold

Did you know Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can treat and/or prevent the seasonal flu and common cold?

It is a common misconception that you just have to let these ailments run their course. For thousands of years the Chinese have been using their herbal and acupuncture treatments to help build the immune system and alleviate nagging symptoms.  Likewise, prior to cold and flu season these same types of treatments can be implemented to prevent the occurrence of colds and flus by boosting the body’s immune system.

The best time to begin is around the change of seasons when our bodies have to adjust to the significant temperature changes and decreased sunlight.  A few bottles of immune boosting herbs and a few balancing and nourishing acupuncture treatments can be extremely helpful.  This year, with the radically changeable temperatures (feels like the dead of Winter one day and early Spring the next) there’s no time like the present to use Chinese herbal remedies and/or acupuncture treatments to support the immune system which is so challenged by the wildly erratic weather.

Already have the sniffles and a sore throat?  Seeking treatment at the very first signs of illness has the potential of stopping a cold right in its tracks or, at the very least, lessens symptoms and speeds up your recovery time. Protocol may require 1-2 treatments for two weeks, but potentially less.

Chinese medicine can effectively help symptoms such as plugged or runny nose, sore throat, cough, fatigue, and headaches.  Suffering from chronic sinus congestion? Acupuncture can help that too!  With chronic issues, you might be looking at 1-2 treatments for 3-4 weeks along with a few dietary adjustments to get you on the road to recovery. There are so many approaches that can be of benefit.  It’s always a good idea to discuss and work with your acupuncturist to best design a personalized treatment plan.

Find out if Chinese medicine and acupuncture can be of help to you! Call The Ommani Center today (262.695.5311) to schedule with our acupuncturist, Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM.