aupuncture for colds and flu

It’s Back to School Time!

Acupuncture Treatment for Colds and Flu

It is that time of the year again! Kids are heading back to school and families are preparing to battle all the new bugs children will bring home. According to the CDC, seasonal colds are the most prominent reason children miss school, and adults miss work. By far, the best advice I can give is to wash your hands, wash your hands, and wash your hands again. However, with most colds or flu lasting typically 7 to 10 days, what else can we do to prevent, treat or shorten our exposure and duration?

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are incredibly effective in the prevention and treatment of cold and flu. Studies have shown that Acupuncture will elevate immune enhancing hormones and blood count up to three days after a treatment.  In addition, Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help reduce cold symptoms such as chills, fever, body aches, sore throat and cough. Most importantly, Traditional Chinese medicine will not just alleviate the symptoms, but strengthen immune function to protect the body from future colds.

Consider Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine this cold and flu season. Sarasota brings in different strands of colds when season is in full force, so it is important to stay on top of your health and immune system to prevent downtime. Whether it is back to school, change of seasons, or flu season, try a different approach to staying healthy this season. Let Dr. Lauren Edwards make your health her priority!

Call today for a complimentary consultation at 941-210-3516. We serve your neighbors throughout the Sarasota area including Southgate Ridge, The Meadows, Vamo, Casey Key, Bee Ridge, Fruitville, North Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, Lake Sarasota, Laurel, Plantation, Ridge Wood Heights, Sarasota Springs, and South Sarasota.