Catching A Cold?

Well, it’s that time a year again when everyone is catching a cold.  Often times during this time of year it’s easy for a cold to turn into Bronchitis or Pneumonia.  Don’t let this happen to you!

Two things tend to happen here.  Either you call to cancel your appointment because you have a cold or you call when you’re on your second round of antibiotics from the Doctor and you still feel horrible.  Let me just say, neither of these options are good ones!  I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again.  Come to Acupuncture!!!

You have options here, but the sooner you act the better. Your best case scenario is coming in for acupuncture & cupping and starting on herbs asap. But here are some of your options.

Acupuncture & Cupping.

If you can get acupuncture & cupping as soon as possible we can try to expel the pathogen that is attacking you. If you get a treatment and go home and go to bed, in most cases you will wake up feeling much better in the morning.


You have many options when it comes to herbs. You can combine this with a treatment for best results, but if you feel you are not up to a treatment, then start taking herbs asap! Depending on what you are feeling, scratchy throat, swollen glands, stuffy head, earache, headache, body aches or some combination, we can figure out which formula would work best for you at that exact time. We have a variety of Chinese herbals, Chinese herbal teas and Protease (see the pic). Protease or Protease and Garlic are good options for those that aren’t ready to take herbals.

There is no need to suffer through this season, just give us a call.

Now, on the flip side, there are those people that refuse to believe they will ever get sick so they keep putting off getting treatment or herbs until their body tells them times up, game over, go to bed.  You can still call for a treatment or just herbal medicine at this point.  It will help you to recover quicker, and who doesn’t want that?  Or maybe your one who went to the doctor, got a prescription for antibiotics, or maybe you’ve been back several times for antibiotics and nothing is helping.  Never fear, we can help, even if the cold has dropped into your chest. Or maybe you’re feeling better, but you just have a residual cough that doesn’t want to go away.  We just need to see you and assess the symptoms and we can hook you up with an herbal combination just for you.

Bottom line is nobody likes getting sick, so stay on top of it this season and be proactive.  And let’s not forget the obvious…get plenty of sleep, exercise, eat lots of colors, cut down on the sugar, drink lemon water, add apple cider vinegar and get some sunshine.

Questions, just leave a comment or call the office.


This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Tuesday February 18 2014at 11:02 am , filed under Acupuncture, Health News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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