Can you or should you treat colds and even the flu with Chinese medicine? I think we have shown our patients over the years that the answer is yes. Usually the patients we treat for this are our regulars, people who have been coming to see us for years are even over a decade. These people know that we have some good Chinese herbal formulas that work quickly to fight a cold or flu as well as make them feel better almost immediately. And we also use herbs on ourselves to treat an cold that might come up. I have used herbs often to treat upper respiratory infections as well. Some people do not like taking antibiotics and herbs can be an effective and inexpensive alternative. But if you have say a 101 degree temperature or have an extremely sore throat or infected ears, it might be best to get some antibiotics. But herbs can also be taken at the same time to help you feel better and get well even faster.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond