Colds & 'flu are the most common "Respiratory" discomfort that present for acupuncture treatment.
In TCM terms, the body has been invaded by an external pathogen causing an immune response. Common signs & symptoms include;
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Dry scratchy throat
- with or without phlegm
- Body aches & pains, and so on.
To come to a correct diagnose questions need to be asked regarding the cold, preference of heat or cold along with tongue & pulse diagnosis, plus other seemingly irrelevant questions.
This all leads a trained acupuncturist to the correct treatment including point selection and herbal medicine if required.