Cold and Flu Season is Here, How Can Acupuncture Help?

When most people think of acupuncture, they think of back pain, headache, weight loss, and stopping smoking.  However, it can also be used to boost ones immune system.  This can be very beneficial in the winter months when many experience cold and flu type symptoms.

How can acupuncture help boost my immune system?

In our office, Dr. Reece Hayden will stimulate acupuncture points in the body with hair-thin needles that have been shown to improve the immune system.  These points release hormones, like dopamine and serotonin, into the bloodstream and can increase blood count for a few days after a treatment.  This is a great option for not only individuals who are already showing symptoms of cold or flu but also for prevention.  

Acupuncture may help with:

  • Prevention of cold and flu symptoms
  • Boosting of the immune system
  • Reduction of symptoms
  • Aid with Chills, Fever, Aches
  • Relieve congestion and sore throat

If you or someone you care about is experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu or simply wish to be pro-active, then give us a call at our Friendswood location.  Other services we offer that can also benefit someone with these issues are Chiropractic, Nutritional Counseling, and Functional Neurology.

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