Common colds can happen at any time. However, during the upcoming fall and winter months, you are much more likely to contract a common cold because everyone tends to remain indoors more often and within close quarters. Did you know you could use acupuncture therapy to help treat the common cold?
The Common Cold vs the Flu
Both the common cold and the flu present with similar symptoms. However, it is essential to understand the differences between the two. After all, while a common cold can make you feel dreadful, the flu can result in much more serious things, like hospitalization or pneumonia.
Often, a common cold starts with a sore throat. Symptoms of a cold will also progress slower than the flu. The flu, on the other hand, typically begins with a high fever, cough, headache, sore throat, severe congestion or a combination of these things.
The Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy
While medications can help to alleviate the common cold, they cannot cure it. In fact, you will typically have to let the common cold run its course before you begin feeling better.
Acupuncture therapy, however, can help to alleviate symptoms and prevent both the common cold and the flu. For starters, acupuncture therapy helps elevate hormones that boost your immunity. It also helps to reduce symptoms like chills, fevers, aches, coughing, and sore throats. Acupuncture therapy assists the body in expelling the common cold or flu virus more quickly and efficiently.
Because acupuncture can target specific pressure points, various pain associated with the common cold can be quickly addressed and relieved. If you suffer from congestion, for example, pressure points near where your nose and sys sockets meet can help to reduce headaches, inflammation, and eye pains related to this condition.
Acupuncture therapy allows each person to receive individualized treatments as well. Because we all suffer from the common cold differently, this approach can ensure your specific symptoms get treated. This holistic approach can eliminate the need for prescription or over-the-counter medications for some people as well. (If you are on a medically advised routine, always check with a doctor before stopping a prescribed medication to ensure no repercussions.)
At Hummingbird Wellness Acupuncture, our specialists pride themselves on providing quality holistic approaches to improving your overall health. We know how the common cold can affect your life. Our specialists also understand and appreciate how acupuncture therapy can help alleviate symptoms and quicken your recovery. Using tried and true methods, as well as the incorporation of modern techniques and our many years of experience, our acupuncture therapists can help you get well.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture therapy, contact us today.