Influenza or common cold or popularly called as flu is a disease that attack respiratory function of human body. This disease is a contagious disease that may infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Although usually the impact of flu is mild, however, it can sometimes lead to death. It is said that flu actually can not be cured completely. What is said to be recover from flu is actually a temporary condition when the virus is being dormant.
Flu is not same as cold. The symptom of flu usually come suddenly. Also if you get cold, you most probably not having a fever like when you get a flu. Other symptoms of flu are aches in muscles and joints, pain and tired feeling around eyes, weakness, fatigue, headache, dry cough, sore throat, and runny nose.
Flu is caused by the virus. Flu virus spread from person to person via droplets that travel through the air. It spread because of someone that being infected having cough, sneeze, or talks. The other person that inhale the droplets or touch the germs that stick at an object may also get infected with the virus. The influenza virus can spread from the day people get infected until five days after symptoms begin. Children and people with weak immune system or condition are very much likely to get infected by the virus. Although influenza is easy to heal, unfortunately influenza viruses are constantly changing. New strains of virus appear regularly.
Related Acupuncture Points :
GB20 B10 LI20 LI4 LI11 LU5 LU7
Acupuncture Treatment For Influenza
Acupuncture treat the disorder of flu by stimulating some acupoints. The stimulation performed not only using needles, but also use electronic stimulator. The most important acupoint to treat the flu is an acupoint called common cold point. If a person get cold or flu, this point will be felt very sore. The other points that are useful in treating the flu are :
a. Sore throat points
Treating these points will eliminate and reduce pain from sore throat
b. LI4, ST36, and SP6
These 3 points are effective to boost body’s immune system
c. TH5 and P6
These 2 points are effective points to influence the immune system and also improve the vital energy
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