Acupuncture for Colds & Flu
Acupuncture can relieve colds, enhance energy and boost the immune system. Studies show that acupuncture and herbal medicine reduce respiratory infection and shorten the cold or flu. It is best to begin acupuncture treatments as soon as possible for best results.
Acupuncturists believe that each person has a unique constitution. This is why some people catch colds and flu and some do not. Acupuncture works by addressing each person's weakness. Where MDs use vaccinations, acupuncture normalizes a person's unique weakness to prevent illness. Studies have shown that after acupuncture, certain immune enhancing blood components stay elevated for at least 3 days following an acupuncture treatment
Acupuncture Points for Colds and Flu
Acupuncture Point Feng Chi • Gall Bladder 20 Wind Pool. Meeting Point on Gall Bladder Channel with the Triple Energizer Channel.
Location: At the posterior head, at the junction of the occipital and nuchal regions, in the depression between the origins of Sternocleidomastoid and Trapezius muscles.
Acupuncture Point Tian Zhu • Bladder 10 Celestial Pillar. Major Window of the Sky Point.
Location: In the nuchal region, on the lateral border of the trapezius muscle, 1.3 cun lateral to GV 15
Acupuncture Point Ying Xiang • Large Intestine 20 Welcome Frangrance. Meeting Point on the Large Intestine Channel with the Stomach Channel.
Location: In the nasolabial groove, 0.5 cun lateral to the nostril.
Acupuncture Point Large Intestine 4 Union Valley. Command Point of the Face and Mouth.
Location: On the dorsum of the hand, approximately at the midpoint of the second metacarpal bone, in the belly of the first interosseus dorsalis muscle.
Contraindication: Do Not Needle If Pregnancy is known or suspected
Acupuncture Point Qu Chi • Large Intestine 11 Pool at the Bend. He Sea Point on the Large Intestine Channel.
Location: On the lateral side of the cubital crease when the elbow is close to full flexion
Acupuncture Point Lung 5 Cubit Marsh. He Sea Point on the Lung Channel.
Location: At the elbow, in the cubital crease, in the depression lateral to biceps brachii tendon.
Acupuncture Point Lie Que • Lung 7 Broken Sequence. Luo Connecting Point on the Lung Channel.
Location: On the radial side of the forearm, 1.5 cun superior to the tip of the radial styloid process.