Best Acupuncture’s Approach to Treating Colds and The Flu
Most of us have probably caught a cold or have had he flu. It’s a frustrating and often seemingly unavoidable inconvenience that leaves you with a sore throat, congestion, fever, fatigue, runny nose, and muscle and body aches. Colds are often less severe than the flu, however just like the flu, viruses and germs cause colds.Colds are much less severe than the flu, but like the flu, viruses and germs cause colds. If your immune system is already compromised, a cold can further weaken your body, leaving you more susceptible to a more serious illness.
According to Chinese medical theories, illness occurs when certain organ systems are weak and out of balance, leaving the body more susceptible to germs, bacteria, and viruses. Using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the chance of getting an upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the length of the illness. Acupuncture works by re-balancing the body’s systems, and enhancing the immune system by regulating the body’s healing energies.
Wei Qi & the Immune System
Wei Qi is similar to the Western views of the immune system. Wei Qi acts as a barrier to protect and defend the body against foreign substances, which can lead to illness and disease. We remain healthy when Wei Qi is strong and abundant, and when the supply of Wei Qi becomes inadequate, we become vulnerable to outside invaders.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine offer a drug free, effective, and safe way to balance and support the body’s healing systems. Should illness occur, acupuncture can help you get feel better and avoid a prolonged illness without having to use over-the-counter drugs.
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