Autumn is the season for colds

The season of the metal

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, autumn is the season of the element metal. The lung and colon are the two organs contained within the metal. The dry, cold air in autumn often leads to diseases of the pulmonary function system and also results in digestive disorders and skin diseases.

Cough, runny nose, sore throat, flu-like infections, sinusitis etc. are very common in this time of year. The immune system decreases and in many cases a malnutrition including too much raw food and not enough hot food causes a susceptibility to infection. 

How does the acupunture treatment work? 

Above all, the dry climate leads to symptoms such as dry cough, constipation and dry skin. In this case, TCM can be very effective at modulating the immune system and may help keep recurrent infections in check.

As an integrated part of an initial consultation (TCM anamnesis, pulse and tongue diagnosis) an individual treatment plan is created. With the help of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a possible change in diet, colds can effectively be treated and infections be reduced.






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