Many people think that acupuncture therapy as a treatment for headaches or sore backs. However, acupuncture is an effective treatment for preventing cold and flu symptoms as well.
Symptoms from the flu and the common cold can look alike. It is vital to understand between the two because the common cold generally makes you feel horrible; the flu has the potential to be deadly. A cold begins typically with a sore throat and develops over time into more symptoms including a headache, runny nose and low-grade fever. The flu usually hits quickly and can symptoms including a high temperature, sore throat, cough, congestion and headache. Muscle aches, diarrhea and vomiting can also occur with the flu. Knowing which condition you have, will help in determining the best treatment for your illness.
Currently, there is no cure for the common cold. This condition must run its course before you can feel better again. There are vaccinations available that can help to prevent the flu. These shots do not guarantee that you will not suffer from the flu, but they reduce the potential of that happening. If the flu you have is the result of bacteria, you may also need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicine to get better.
Acupuncture is an option for cold and flu treatment that people often overlook. Acupuncture works through the harmonization of the life force energy within us called qi. When this vital energy becomes blocked or depleted, your body can develop stress, pain and disease. Extremely thin needles are placed along the meridians to remove any blockage and reenergize qi. This treatment is a natural form of healing that leads to relief from pain and emotional balance.
According to western medicine, acupuncture releases hormones such as serotonin and dopamine into the body. These hormones signal the nervous system and reduce pain levels, regulate organ function, balance emotions and support the immune system.
Research indicates that patients who receive acupuncture treatments have increased immune building hormones over the three days following the therapy. If you are beginning to feel cold and flu symptoms, schedule an appointment with your acupuncturist as soon as possible to get the best possible results from your treatment.
Acupuncture can help to:
- Boost your immune system
- Hasten your recovery from the cold or flu
- Reduce your body aches and fever
- Relieve your congestion and sore throat
If you would like to increase your immune system to reduce your potential of experiencing cold and flu symptoms, contact Tieperman Health and Wellness at 214-705-1799 to schedule an acupuncture treatment today!
Acupuncture Little Elm
Frisco TX Chiropractor | Tieperman Health & Wellness
8760 3rd St
Frisco, Texas 75034