The common cold is something everybody deals with. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been very successful in prevention and in treating people who suffer from frequent colds.
Acupuncture to Get Better Faster – If you have already come down with a cold or the flu, acupuncture treatments can help relieve symptoms you are currently experiencing including chills, fever, body aches, runny nose, congestion, sore throat and cough. While bringing some immediate relief, treatments can reduce the incidence of any upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the length of the illness.
Acupuncture for Prevention – Every person has an immune system that usually fights off invasions of bacteria and viruses. But sometimes, when a person is under a lot of stress, doesn’t sleep well, or doesn’t eat right, then that immune system can become compromised. TCM emphasizes prevention through the use of acupuncture and herbal formulas. Regular acupuncture treatments can increase a person’s immunity, making it easier to fight off any foreign invaders.
There are other things that can be done to prevent the common cold. Eat according to the season. As the weather gets cold, one should eat more warm and cooked foods. Getting enough sleep is also important, not only for the immune system, but overall health.