Acupuncture For Cold And Flu

by Administrator 4. June 2015 17:49

Common cold and flu are viral infections that affect the respiratory system and spread through sneezing and coughing. Colds affect the nose and throat, whereas, flu affects the lungs. Patient suffering from cold and flu usually experiences sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, and swelling of sinuses, headaches, tiredness and fever. If you have flu you may suffer from chills, muscle aches and high fever.

Acupuncture is a popular alternative medicine that is extensively used for treating cold and flu. The Chinese medical practice helps in preventing the problem by boosting the immune system.

How Acupuncture works to prevent cold and flu

  • Boosts immunity: Acupuncture works by strengthening the immune system of the body. It is believed that everyone has some inherited weaknesses that make him vulnerable to viral infections that can cause cold and flu. The Chinese alternative therapy boosts the immune system by invigorating the organs of the body with fresh fluids and blood, cleansing the system and boosting the body’s defensive barrier against foreign invaders. It helps relieve symptoms by activating the natural killer cells and reducing pain by releasing endorphins. Acupuncture also reduces inflammation by increasing circulation.
  • Increases healing: Acupuncture is believed to increase healing and offer relief from the symptoms. Some sessions of treatment not only heal the symptoms but also slow down the progression of the infection.
  • Balances Qi: Qi is the defensive energy that surrounds the body and protects it. Acupuncture aims at balancing the Qi energy and helps you resist cold and flu.

What Happens during Acupuncture Treatment

During Acupuncture treatment, extremely thin needles are inserted at various locations of the body including legs, arms and back. These needles are left in the body for nearly 30 minutes. The treatment does not cause much pain and make the patient feel relaxed. By visiting an acupuncturist regularly or at the time of season change, you can strengthen the immune system. By having treatment prior to the appearance of symptoms of cold, you can significantly reduce the chances of getting an infection or cold and flu.

The acupuncturists also recommend a balanced diet and certain lifestyle changes to have effective results and cure cold as well as flu. Acupuncture is a safe, drug free, natural treatment that regulates the body and promotes healing.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness provides comprehensive acupuncture services. To schedule an appointment, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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