By Julie Smith
Winter is upon us, and with it inevitably comes colds and flus. For many of us, winter is an ongoing battle with sickness. Why does this happen in winter?
An ancient Chinese text, presumably written in 223 CE, entitled the Shang Han Lun (roughly translated as Discussion of Cold Disease), deals with just that subject. Zhang Zhong Jing is believed to have written the text in response to an epidemic that killed most of his close and extended family. He went around the country visiting famous doctors and gathering information about their experiences in treating victims of the epidemic.
In short, this books discusses in detail how infectious illnesses penetrate the body, how they present, how they can transform into chronic or autoimmune illnesses, and more importantly how to treat acute and chronic illnesses that originate from cold. Not all viruses or infections are a result of cold, they can also come from heat, but I’ll save that discussion for another time. Identifying heat and cold play a large part in the diagnostic proceedings of Chinese Medicine. For example, cancer is often associated with an accumulation of cold in a specific area though the body may be exhibiting signs of excessive heat.
What I’m trying to say, folks, is that Chinese Medicine treats cold and flus! So come on down. Shorten the life span and intensity of your cold. Get rid of the cough and the phlegm. Treating colds and flus with Chinese Medicine is a great way to insure that it doesn’t linger and become a chronic illness. Many autoimmune diseases result from improper treatment, or lack of attention to an infection. Sure, rest and Vitamin C help, but a Chinese Medicine formula specifically designed for you and the symptoms you are presenting with is the best thing you can do for your situation. Many people think acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is only for back pain, but I’m here to tell you differently. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can successfully treat colds and flus.
To make an appointment contact Julie Smith, Licensed Acupuncturist with 15 years experience, at (303) 775-2849. She’s here in Lyons at Lyons Community Acupuncture, 503 2nd Ave.
For more info go to her website www.moxashack.com.