Acupuncture Treatments for Colds and Flu
for Disease Control (CDC) provides weekly flu updates:
the Week of Oct 31-Nov 6’04 Influenza activity was
low in the US.”
But how do we continue to stay healthy without flu shots?
good health habits to avoid the flu and colds such as:
your hands often
your nose & mouth with tissue and
general, avoiding contact with your nose, mouth and other people
who are sick.
Over 3000 years
of observation and current practice shows that oriental medicines
like acupuncture can be helpful in treating colds and flu.
Colds & Flu affect us when we are weakened. Complications
and deaths from the flu occur primarily with children under 5
& adults over 65 who have weaker immune systems. To
avoid colds and flu Oriental Medicine
tells us that in addition to the basic prevention habits above
we must strengthen our body & immune system to help resist
and fight colds and flu. So when we get signs of sore throat,
chills or fever one way to strengthen the immune system is to
head right to the acupuncture office. Acupuncture treatment for
colds and flu helps strengthen the body to fight these pathogens.
Do Colds & Flu protect against cancer?
A recent study
from NIH reports data supporting observations that having a fever
may protect against the later onset of malignant diseases. So
getting that cold or flu may not be so bad after all, at least
in the long run. Only time will tell.
health & vitality.
LAc DNBAO QME