common cold

Is there a cure for the common cold? Not yet, either here or in China. But Chinese medicine offers an effective way of treating it, one that dramatically reduces its duration and severity.

I have witnessed this many times—a patient has just noticed a cold coming on. He/she gets an acupuncture treatment and dose of herbs, the cold stops progressing and the person feels fine in a day or so.

If treatment isn’t received right away, then the cold will have to pass through its normal stages. In this case, acupuncture and herbal medicine will support the immune system in such a way that the progression will occur with much less discomfort.

I have also witnessed this with patients who caught frequent colds. After a series of acupuncture treatments, and perhaps a few bottles of the correct herbs, they no longer catch them frequently. Their immune systems are stronger, a known effect of regular treatment.

It is sometimes difficult for someone to come in for treatment when they are feeling sick. They usually don’t want to leave home. But if they get colds too frequently, they do not have to wait till they are sick to receive acupuncture. A series of treatments given while they or well, or even sick for that matter, will improve their health and reduce the frequency of infection.

 I invite you to read testimonials contributed by patients who received relief from the common cold.

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