Treatment and Prevention of Common Colds

Frequent Colds

Acupuncture can help improve the immune system. Many of my patients have found that after acupuncture treatment they get fewer colds and also get over the cold faster.

Patients who want to work on their immune system will come in annually during the late fall and early winter.  During the treatment we will work to boost their immune system to prevent colds in the during the cold months.

Others may find they get colds coming out of the winter into Spring.  This is often complicated by spring allergies.

Acupuncture is frequently used to boost the immune system to help prevent colds and research has shown that acupuncture can also help you get over a cold faster.

Frequent Colds

Acupuncture helps boost up your immune system

Acupuncture has long been touted for its ability to enhance health and keep people from getting sick. Historically, acupuncture doctors in service to the emperors of China were only paid if they kept the Emperor healthy,  not if he got sick. So it has long been known acupuncture works to keep people healthy.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s ability to defend against pathogens through its ability to reduce stress, inflammation, and stimulate the immune system.

Traditionally, we say that acupuncture stimulates the body to produce more Qi, the body’s energy.  We use Qi for all of the body’s activities including fighting off diseases and boosting the immune system. It also helps to increase circulation, which keeps everything moving and healthy.

An example of how acupuncture stimulates the immune system is that it activates  the production of natural killer cells, a type of white blood cell that defends the body against infection.  Acupuncture also helps to activate genes that help the immune system, and stimulates antioxidant production in the liver, hypothalamus, and red blood cells.  Acupuncture has also shown to enhance immunity through the Neuro-Endocrine-Immunity network.

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I would recommend Dr. Alban to my friends and colleagues without reservation! He has extensive training and experience in the U.S. and in China so I have faith in his medical skill and knowledge. His technique is extremely gentle while his manner is caring, quietly confident and reassuring. Specifically, he has lowered my pulse from the 90’s to the 70’s in just one or two treatments. Tight muscles and arthritis are relieved immediately. My diabetes is improved and well controlled and I have a sense of well being. Thank you Dr. Alban.

~ G.G., Queens, New York