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Acupuncture Can Keep You Healthy In Cold & Flu Season

Acupuncture Can Keep You Healthy In Cold & Flu Season

Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and cupping can all be very helpful treating colds, flu and sinus infections. If you take certain herbs or get occasional tune up treatments you often can avoid getting sick. in this article, from Acufinder.com, Diane Joswick L.A.c.  focuses on how acupuncture can remedy colds and flu.

Acupuncture for Prevention – Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can prevent colds and flu by strengthening the immune system with just a few needles inserted into key points along the body’s energy pathways. In Oriental Medicine, disease prevention begins with a protective layer around the exterior of the body called wei qi or defensive energy. There are acupuncture points known for strengthening the circulation of blood and energy and for consolidating the outer defense layers of the skin and muscle (Wei Qi) so that germs and viruses cannot enter through them. If you catch colds easily, have low energy and require a long time recuperating from an illness your wei qi may be deficient.

Acupuncture Point: Du 14
One particularly important point to attend to is Du 14. Located below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebrae, approximately where the collar of a T-shirt sits on the neck. Du 14 activates the circulation of blood and Qi to strengthen the outer defense layers of the skin and muscle (wei qi) so that germs and viruses cannot enter through them. This point is often used to ward off as well as shorten the duration colds and flu.
Seasonal acupuncture treatments just four times a year also serve to tonify the inner organ systems and can correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems.
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Posted By: tcm007 on December 6, 2010
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