Regular acupuncture treatments can make It is possible to avoid colds and flu altogether, but if you do happen to get sick, it is best to get treatment at the first signs of coming down with something, such as chills and fever, headache, sore throat, congestion or cough. Prompt treatment is key to preventing a from turning into full-blown infection, and the results are most dramatic when caught at the earliest possible stage. Treatment at the very onset not only relieves symptoms, but strengthens the immune system to help fight off infection. Conversely, the longer one waits to treat an infectious disease, the longer it takes to clear the pathogen. In the case of a lingering illness, regular treatments can help stop the cycle of re-infection strengthen internal defenses long term.
Chinese Medicine‘s great success in prevention and treatment of the common cold, flu and similar conditions is directly tied to the nature of the medicine itself. Western medicine concerns itself primarily with killing germs and controlling symptoms, but antibiotics are no help when it comes to viruses. Chinese Medicine, on the other hand, focuses on maintaining a state of balance within the human organism and in relationship to the outside environment. We are exposed to viruses all the time, and those who get sick have lower immune defenses due to stress, over-fatigue, allergies, or other factors upsetting the person’s energetic balance. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy have the capacity to enhance your immune system and strengthen internal physiological mechanisms that may fall short, which explains the fact that people who receive regular acupuncture treatments are considerably less likely to get sick during the cold and flu season.
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