Most people in the US do not know that much about Chinese medicine. But more and more people are taking an interest - for various reasons. Most of our regular patients take advantage of the healing abilities of Chinese medicine for many of their health issues. This includes things like the common cold, the flu, sinus or respiratory infections. Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs can significantly help your body heal from these conditions quicker, usually without having to take regular antibiotics (which don't work anyway for viral infections which 90% of these infections are). There are some amazing formulas for colds, one of which called yin qaio can actually stop a cold dead in its tracks if taken early enough. Many of our long-time patients also report to us that they get sick much less than they did before acupuncture and Chinese medicine. This is because bringing balance to the body with regular visits makes or body more resilient. You can read about some of the many things that we treat on our conditions page.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond