Are you dragging through this long, never-ending winter? I don’t know about you, but I’m OVER the snow, I’m feeling draggy, and I’m dreaming of a sunny beach. Many of my patients are reporting the same, and at least half are still getting colds and infections. The goal of this post is to share some wisdom from acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine help you get through the doldrums and feel like your best self for Spring.
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Just Say “NO” To the Cold & Flu With Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
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We’re right in the middle of cold and flu season and people are dropping like flies—straight to bed with a box of tissues, NyQuil and well-deserved self-pity. Don’t be one of them! As an acupuncturist, I’m not immune to germs, BUT I have tricks up my sleeve for staying healthy.
But first, if you do get sick, keep in mind that acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a powerhouse remedy for the common cold and flu, and the sooner you treat it, the better. During this time of year I often get calls from patients who apologetically say that they can’t come in for their appointment because they’re sick. My immediate response is an emphatic, “COME IN!”.
As an acupuncturist, one of my biggest jobs is to educate people about this effective and safe form of medicine. Most people don't understand how it works and what it can do for them (or are simply afraid of the idea of needles!), so they shy away from treatment and miss out on acupuncture's amazing benefits.
As you enter the New Year and embrace ways to improve your health, get to know acupuncture a little better! Read on for super interesting facts about this medicine so you're in the know (not only that, you'll have cool fodder for small talk for your next networking event or cocktail party!).
1. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on or near the surface of the skin, called acupuncture points.