Acupuncture to Treat a Cold
Did you know that you can use acupuncture to treat a cold? It’s true. In fact, people have been using acupuncture for cold treatment for thousands of years with a lot of success. There are many different causes of the common cold, but they all come down to having a viral infection of some. While acupuncture won’t directly attack or kill a virus, it can help strengthen your body’s immune system so that it can naturally kill off the virus more quickly and effectively.
In addition to that, acupuncture can be used to treat cold symptoms so that you feel better throughout the process. Feeling better is, of course, very important but just the fact that you’re feeling better can also reduce the overall length of your cold. This is possible because when you are feeling better you are more likely to be able to eat and drink normally. You’ll also be more apt to get up and move around so you’re not just lying in one area where the cold virus can build up.
Fighting the Cold
The biggest benefit of acupuncture for those struggling with a cold is that it can help boost your immune system. This means your body’s natural defenses will be stronger and more able to fight off the virus. So, for example, if your body would normally fight off a cold virus in about a week, it may take just a few days when you are using acupuncture to treat your cold. While this may not seem like a big deal at first, shortening the length of a cold by a few days is huge when you’re the one suffering from it.
During the time when you are fighting the cold, however, you can be made to feel much better. A custom acupuncture treatment can be made to treat the specific symptoms you’re struggling with. If you have swelling due to the cold, acupuncture can help provide relief. It can also reduce congestion, fever, body aches and much more.
As with any cold treatment option, using acupuncture to treat a cold is most effective when you begin the treatments as soon as possible. If you believe you are coming down with a cold, or you know you’ve been exposed, make sure you work on setting up your appointment as quickly as possible.
To set up an appointment for acupuncture or talk with Dr. Philip Trigiani please give us a call at 212-769-6443. Our offices are open to serve people from throughout NYC, New York and we can also help visitors to the area with our high quality acupuncture treatments for the cold. In addition, if you have any questions you can contact us to learn more about this effective option for treating the common cold using acupuncture. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you or your loved ones to recover from the cold or any number of other common ailments.