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.