As most of you have probably noticed, the season for colds and flus has arrived. Every week another friend, family member or co-worker seems to be coming down with something. Coughs, sore throats, fevers, fatigue, headaches and chills are common symptoms during this time of year when temperatures drop, people become less active and groups gather to share food, drinks and living spaces. However, if you want to avoid these symptoms, acupuncture can be your answer.
Acupuncture, while often thought of as a practice more commonly used to relieve pain, can dramatically boost the immune system. Acupuncture aims to balance and improve natural energy levels in the body (often referred to as “Qi,” pronounced “chee”). When our energy is strong and balanced, our immune systems are better able to ward off illnesses such as colds, flus and other pesky illnesses that seem to linger in our surroundings this time of year. Acupuncture can be used in this regard in multiple ways. For instance, acupuncture treatments during this time of year BEFORE you get sick can help your body keep itself from getting sick. Acupuncture can also be used once you’ve contracted a common illness as a way to shorten the duration of your symptoms and eliminate the illness. When I perform a treatment at our acupuncture office in Reno, I typically will also suggest a regimen of herbs to help complement the acupuncture in fighting off the illness.
Being sick is the pits, and at Path to Wellness we invite you to try Eastern Medical practices to help you prevent illness or decrease the duration of time you are sick. Furthermore, if you’ve already taken traditional measures to keep from getting sick, oftentimes a multidisciplinary approach is best. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can easily be tied into your conventional treatment plan, possibly something your general physician has already prescribed to you.
Trusted Acupuncture in Reno
Path to Wellness is a clean, comfortable and complete acupuncture clinic in Reno, Nevada. We provide patients in Reno and the surrounding areas with acupuncture treatments and herbal remedies for improving health, aiding recovery, combatting stress and more. Our Reno acupuncture clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Maureen McKenney–a licensed Reno acupuncturist. Path to Wellness accepts many different types of insurance and has senior discounts. To check our availability, please contact our Reno acupuncture office today.