Colds and Flu


Acupuncture is an effective treatment for colds and flu. Not only can it help prevent the flu but it can also successfully alleviate symptoms once they have taken hold. In the west flu vaccines have become a popular as a way of warding off the flu.Traditionally in the east, usually during a change of season people would see an acupuncturist in order to boost their immune system thus having a similar (yet drug free) way of preparing the body to ward off any potential viruses or infections.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there is a layer of  protective energy (chi we) which runs the length of the body.This energy acts to prevent any outside attacks from harsh weather, viruses or bacteria entering the body. When the weather varies, as it does at this time of year, the body is particularly susceptible to attack.


If our immune system is weak and this layer of energy is penetrated we are more than likely going to pick up colds and possibly the flu.


Acupuncture can prevent colds and flu in the first place by strengthening the immune system so that any attack on the system can be quickly and effectively dealt with before it takes hold. If you already have a bad cold or the flu it can help by reducing chills, fever and body aches. It is also effective at relieving sore throat, congestion, clearing your sinuses and can help you to get better faster.


Acupuncture is often overlooked as a way of treating colds and flu but it is in fact a great way to reduce the length of time you will have to put up with the symptoms, alleviate the symptoms once you have them and boost the immune system to prevent recurrence. It's a very relaxing treatment for the whole body and drug free. For more information call us on 085 865 8818 or book an appointment below. We offer a free consultation where you can receive full TCM diagnosis, have a chat with one of our practitioners and discuss which treatment is best suited for your condition.


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is also very effective at treating Sinus and Respiratory conditions. Click here for more information.