Cough, runny or congested nose, fever, chills, sore or scratchy throat? Sounds like the #1 infectious disease in humans, the common cold. Body and muscle aches, a higher fever with more intense symptoms? Sounds like the flu. Should you stay home and rest, or can you do more?
Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) carefully evaluate you, to determine the nature of your illness, and how best to treat you. If you have more chills than fever, and your nasal discharge is clear or white, we would say you have a wind-cold illness. If you are more feverish, have a sore throat or yellowish nasal discharge, we would say you have a wind-heat illness. We also consider, how deep is the illness, upper or lower respiratory?
Our approach? Restore the body's healthy balance by releasing the pathogens and strengthening the immune system. Our therapies may include acupuncture, herbs, and copper or glass cupping. Working together, we can get you feeling better quickly.
Our favorite herbs? Consider Istatis Root or Mint Leaf for a sore throat. Switch to Licorice Root and Ginger when the nasal discharge / phlegm is clear and you feel chilly. Yellow sticky phlegm and cough? You can combine the Istatis with Trichosanthis Fruit.
Enjoy a free consultation thru the holiday and cold/flu season, available thru January 2018: You may reach us at(831) 393-4876.