ASK US HOW acupuncture can help with the cold and flu
March 13, 2017
Condition: common cold & flu
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu.
The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.
How can New Concept Wellness help?
In general, after a day or two rest, your cold or flu symptoms should subside. However, when our immune system is weak, other serious health problems can be triggered.
We use acupuncture and Nutritional Immunology to strengthen individual’s immune system as a preventative measure. When we have a strong immune system, we won’t get cold or flu easily.
At an early stage of cold or flu, we use acupuncture to balance lung energy. This helps to subdue the cough, clears heat if there’s fever, and clears blockage in upper respiratory track.
We also use scrapping when necessary to bring the pathogen out before it goes in deeper.
Ultimately, we recommend adequate rest, plenty of fluids, and balanced nutrition to let our body's own immune system to fight off the common cold and flu naturally.