Acupuncture to Treat the Flu

Using acupuncture to treat the flu has been common practice in many parts of the world for thousands of years. Unfortunately, many people in NYC and the surrounding area aren’t aware of this so they aren’t able to enjoy the many benefits of this ancient treatment option. Since the flu is caused by a virus it can make you feel quick awful but as long as you are otherwise healthy you will typically recover from it after several days.
Rather than just dealing with it until it passes on its own, however, there are ways to minimize the negative impacts by using acupuncture. While acupuncture can’t directly kill the virus that causes the flu, it can help in other ways. Take some time to learn how to use acupuncture to treat the flu and see if it is a good option for you or your loved ones when they come down with this disease.

How Acupuncture Treats the Flu

Acupuncture can be used to treat many of the most common flu symptoms, which can help make recovery a much faster and more pleasant experience. One of the worst symptoms of the flu is nausea, which can make it almost impossible to eat or drink anything. This can cause your body to become dehydrated and malnourished, which can further exacerbate the symptoms. This is especially dangerous with the elderly or those who have other medical conditions that can make the flu life threatening.
Using acupuncture you can reduce or even eliminate that nausea, which will allow you to eat and drink more normally. In addition, the acupuncture can help reduce a fever, address congestion and much more. Not only will this help you to feel better, it will also allow your body to remain strong so that it can properly fight off the virus. In many cases this will reduce the length of time that it takes to get better and allow you to get back on your feet much more quickly.
In addition to just treating the symptoms of the flu, however, acupuncture can also boost your immune function directly. Studies have shown that acupuncture can make your immune system stronger, which will help your body to fight off the flu. For many people having a custom acupuncture treatment designed both to address the symptoms and boost the immune function is an excellent option for quickly getting over the flu.

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions about using acupuncture for flu treatment or you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our acupuncturists, please get in touch with us right away. We can be reached by dialing 212-769-6443 right away. We will be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and schedule an appointment to begin your treatment. Whether you want acupuncture to treat the flu or any of our other great services, we are more than happy to help you as soon as possible. We serve people throughout NYC and all of New York so contact us today.