When to stay home sick, and when to come for acupuncture

Monday, August 12th, 2013

by Lisa Baird

There are some nasty bugs going around this month. We’re seeing lots of folks with head colds and miserable flus. We’re also getting quite a few calls and emails from people saying that they need to cancel their acupuncture appointment because they’re sick. To which we reply: “All the more reason to come for treatment!”

If you have a really high fever, or if you’re vomiting, then you should probably stay in bed, or get yourself to an MD. But otherwise, come for acupuncture! Acupuncture can help you fight off a cold if you catch it early, and if you’re already sick, acupuncture can reliably shorten the duration and intensity of colds and flus — as well as ease your sore throat, clear the sinus congestion, and help you breathe more smoothly. And if you’re worried about coughing in the treatment room, thank you for considering others, and please know that we can use acupuncture to ease your cough right away so that you and everyone else can rest.

So bring your achey, fluey, snotty body to the clinic; you’re welcome here, and your immune system will thank you.

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