Acupuncture for the Flu | The Meadows

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Colds and Flu

It is that time of the year again! Kids and adults alike are consuming lots of sugary treats that are part of the holidays.  Even though we know sugar decreases the immune system, it doesn’t stop most of us from participating in the holiday festivities.  We also know that stress lowers the immune system and the holidays are also a stressful time of year. Combine stress with sugary treats and you have the perfect combination for inviting the cold and flu bugs to invade the body.    According to the CDC, seasonal colds are the most prominent reason children miss school, and adults miss work. By far, the best advice I can give is to wash your hands, wash your hands, and wash your hands again. However, with most colds or flu lasting typically 7 to 10 days, what else can we do to prevent, treat, or shorten our exposure and duration?

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are incredibly effective in the prevention and treatment of cold and flu. Studies have shown that Acupuncture will elevate immune-enhancing hormones and blood count up to three days after treatment.  In addition, Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help reduce cold symptoms such as chills, fever, body aches, sore throat, and cough. Most importantly, Traditional Chinese medicine will not just alleviate the symptoms, but strengthen immune function to protect the body from future colds. 

Consider Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine this cold and flu season. Sarasota brings in different strands of colds when the season is in full force, so it is important to stay on top of your health and immune system to prevent downtime. Whether it is back to school, change of seasons, or flu season, try a different approach to staying healthy this season. Let Dr. Tiffiny Davis make your health her priority!

Call today for a complimentary consultation at 941-336-4768. TCM Healing Points Acupuncture Clinic works with patients from all over Sarasota, including the following neighborhoods: Southgate Ridge, The Meadows, Vamo, Venice Gardens, Bee Ridge, Desoto Lakes, Fruitville, North Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Lake Sarasota, Laurel, Plantation, Ridge Wood Heights, Sarasota Springs, and South Sarasota.