Acupuncture As An Alternative To Flu Shots

2019-12-12 12:09

The weather is getting cold these days, which also means it’s the flu season. Many patients ask: Can acupuncture help with a cold or flu? The answer is yes! The common flu or a cold can occur in any season, however, winter is the most prevalent season due to temperature drops and changes. 

If you’re wondering how acupuncture can be an alternative to a flu shot, it can decrease the risk of getting a cold in the first place. Acupuncture treatments can help strengthen the immune system, which means that it stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and recharges the immune system. If you have a strong immune system, the chances are that you won’t get catch the flu or a cold because your body is strong enough to fight the bacteria and virus. 

Already have the flu? Don’t panic and book an appointment immediately. Many times, people with a cold or the flu visit the clinic because the symptoms are very discomforting. Sore throat, fever, headache, body aches are all common symptoms that many people suffer from. If you’re already sick, acupuncture can help manage, reduce these symptoms and support a faster healing process, shortening the length of the illness.  

Other than acupuncture, herbal medicine is a great addition to help you heal faster. We may recommend taking prescribed herbal medicine depending on the body’s condition because it can help fasten the healing process and works great with acupuncture treatments! 

Here at Han’s Acupuncture Clinic, we offer cold/flu preventative treatment to help the body’s immune system constantly healthy, so you don’t have to worry about getting sick during the colder season. Flu is very common and many people encounter, however it is easily preventable with the right treatments and lifestyle habits. 

Other than the effectiveness of acupuncture, it’s also natural, safe, and is a drug-free treatment, supporting the body’s balancing system. So stop relying on Advil or Tylenol and try acupuncture instead! Let your body heal naturally. 



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