Cold/Flu and Low Immunity

The immune system is the body's major defense against a whole host of infectious diseases that we are exposed to every day.  However, when our immune system is overtaxed, or we are exposed to a particularly bad infection, disease can result.  The following are examples of treatments provided for various common infections and low immunity conditions:

  • Cold/flu - either bacterial or viral air-born infection resulting in symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, congestion, body aches, and fever.  Acupuncture is applied in order to strengthen the body's immune response and shorten the duration and intensity of the infection.
  • Low/compromised immunity - the immune system is suppressed or weakened for any number of reasons, such as certain medications, chronic or recurrent infection, HIV/AIDS, as well as cancer and cancer treatment.  Acupuncture is applied to bolster the immune system to prevent secondary infections, as well as assist in symptom management.