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
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry scratchy throat
  • Cough
    • 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.