Getting an upper respiratory infection is one thing when it’s cold and rainy outside – it still sucks, but at least you don’t have to watch your friends play in the sun while you sniffle, sneeze, and cough. But don’t despair: there’s a fix. Acupuncture, cupping, and herbs to the rescue!
Acupuncture and cupping can stimulate your immune system, kicking it into high gear so you can fight off the tiny invaders more efficiently and quickly. Herbs can help keep your sinuses clear so that the aforementioned tiny dictators have a less hospitable place to thrive. The herbs I prescribe are also anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and don’t have the jittery ampy side effects of over the counter decongestants, nor do they have the sleepy groggy side effects of anti-histamines.
The very best time to treat a cold or respiratory infection with acupuncture, cupping, and herbs is the day you first feel things coming on. The moment you feel slightly feverish, your throat feels unnaturally dry or scratchy, your eyes, nose and/or throat are itchy is the moment to give me a call so I can get you in for at least a quick drive-by cupping and herbal prescription. In many cases this will knock it out so you don’t have to go through the whole cold cycle.
Moral to the story: Book an appointment as soon as you feel something coming on so you can cut that bad boy off at the pass!