Acupuncture as an Alternative to the Flu-Shot to Stay Healthy Through Cold & Flu Season

Did you know that acupuncture is a natural alternative to preventing cold & flu? For instance, many of our patients (the majority of whom are coming in for women’s health related issues ) mention that their immune systems seem stronger than they have in years, even though we are focusing on hormones. Everyone in their house had a cold or flu, but they stayed strong and didn’t succumb to the virus.
Coincidence? We think not.
Because Chinese medicine works on the whole body, it strengthens the entire system, not just the issues we’re targeting at the time. This is a powerful argument for the benefits of receiving regular acupuncture, even if that is just a seasonal tune-up. It really does keep you healthy in ways you can’t imagine. We call it the “acupuncture flu-shot”.
What better time than in the fall, when we direct our focus inward, to begin taking stock of your health? And as cold & flu season kicks into high gear, this internal reflection may just mean that you stay healthier along the way!
Here is a little list of other things we treat besides women’s health:
  • Pain (of any kind, any location): pain creates systemic inflammation that wears on your immune system.
  • Stress: chronic stress taxes the adrenal system and plays a role in systemic inflammation, both of which strain the immune system.
  • Anxiety or depression: these do the same as stress
  • Insomnia: sleep deprivation also taxes the adrenal system and reduces the body’s ability to fight disease.
  • Digestive upset
  • Frequent illness
  • Allergies
  • And so much more…
And while our name implies that we work on women only, that’s not true! We welcome everyone here…the fellas, the kids, everyone but the family pet (and we would do that, too, if it were in our scope of practice to do so).
Book an appointment now to receive your acupuncture flu-shot!  Your body will thank you for it.

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