Next time you have a bad cold, drag yourself out and get some Chinese medicine treatment. You won’t regret it.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can effectively knock a cold on the head when given early on. If the lurgy gets a foot hold, then we can use Chinese medicine to help reduce the symptoms of fever, unbind the chest, stop cough and calm wheeze, opening the sinus and engaging immunity.
Cupping is great during recuperation from a cold. Seasonal disorders like hay fever and sinusitis are best treated by strengthening the body in the months leading into the season of irritation.
We find acupuncture is very effective for sinusitis pain and headaches, asthmatic cough and wheeze, and helping the body to resolve phlegm. Changes to the diet and the use of a neti pot to cleanse the sinus also speed recovery. A Neti pot tones the inner lining of the respiratory tract thus strengthening the immune system at that level.
The perfected breathe all the way to their heels, unlike ordinary folk who breathe only as far as their throats.Zhuangzi, 3rd century BCE