Allergy and Cold & Flu Season Is Coming

Posted by on September 23, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Allergy and cold and flu season is just around the corner!!!.

Jade Windscreen (Allergies) Honeysuckle and Forsythia (Cold and Flu) 

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be used successfully to treat not only the symptoms of these common conditions, but also the cause. In TCM, allergies are thought to be a sign of deficient surface energy or "wei qi". Similarly, cold and flu viruses are thought to easily invade a body that is run down or "deficient".   When we don't eat right, get enough quality sleep, drink enough water, or stress our body in some other way, we make ourselves more susceptible to these "exterior pathogens", and end up with the familiar sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, fatigue, headache, etc. Many TCM herbal formulas are excellent in treating these conditions. And, unlike most pharmaceuticals, TCM herbal formulas can help prevent symptoms from becoming worse if taken at the first sign of allergies, colds or flu. If you usually catch a cold and it lasts for 7-10 days, with proper diagnoses and treatment with acupuncture and herbs, it will usually reduce the severity and duration to 3-4 days. 


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