Did you know that chinese medicine can help manage coughs and colds? Traditional Chinese Medicine views colds as an invasion of the body by pathogenic winds with cold, heat or damp. It is believed this happens when your body’s defences are weakened or the pathogen is very strong.
Treatment with cupping draws cold pathogens out of the body, thereby aiding recovery. Many people find cupping useful for nipping a cold in the bud – so if you feel an illness coming on you may want to book an appointment!
Some research indicates that Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of colds and flu by:
• Enhancing natural killer cell activities
• Reducing pain through the stimulation of nerves located in muscles and other tissues
• Reducing inflammation.
Cupping is used as part of an acupuncture treatment. Consultations are £60, follow up treatments are £45.
If you’d like to make an appointment for Acupuncture, please call us on 020 8520 5268.