Ask the Acu about Colds & Flu

Patient asks, “I’m coming down with a cold, should I still get a treatment this week?”

Absolutely yes.

There are many powerful acupuncture points we can use when someone is sick or has that feeling just before getting sick. There are points to expel wind (reduces chills and fever), points to drain phlegm (opens your sinuses), and points that reduce pain of a sore throat, headache, and achey muscles. There are also specific points we use that have been shown to boost the immune system. You can feel better faster with acupuncture.

Also, if you feel like you are coming down with something, simmer up 5-6 slices of fresh ginger in some water for about 30 minutes. Sip the ginger tea intermittently throughout the day to push those nasty cold symptoms out!