Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Cold and fluToday we receive mixed signals from doctors about how to treat common colds and flus. The fear of widespread antibiotic resistance has many people avoiding the doctor altogether when they get sick. Left with over the counter medicines to treat symptoms so that we may continue working or school, it often can take up to two weeks for a cold to resolve. If you've already happened to catch that cold, Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine can help with the chills, sniffles, sore throat or fever in a safe, non-toxic way that doesn't bombard your body with harmful antibiotics.
We all know that exercise, fresh air, and whole foods are key factors in supporting our immune system, but did you know that traditional Chinese medicine can also be a tool in the fight against colds and flus? Chinese acupuncture and herbs is an inexpensive and effective way to prevent colds and flu from happening altogether or to prevent them from becoming full-blown infections. Acupuncture is effective in boosting the immune system. Chinese herbal medicine is used to supplement the immune system between treatments so that, on a daily basis, your body is being fortified against infection. When people around you are getting sick, while you are receiving acupuncture treatments your body is better able to fight off illnesses and remain healthy.


If you do happen to catch a cold or the flu, Chinese acupuncture and herbs can help lessen the severity and speed the recovery time of illness. If you visit your acupuncturist at the first signs of a cold or flu, such as sore throat, earache, fatigue or body aches, you can receive treatment and herbal medicine that will help to relieve symptoms and repair your immunity so that your body can fight off the infection. Chinese acupuncture treatments and herbal formulas are tailored to each person’s individual symptoms no matter how severe, while at the same time they prevent the illness from going deeper into the body.

Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA