Japanese Acupuncture For Colds And Flu

Many people don’t real­ise the be­ne­fits they can gain from the use of Japanese acu­punc­ture for colds and flu.

In this video I dis­cuss the role that Japanese acu­punc­ture can play both in the pre­ven­tion of colds and flu and also in the res­ol­u­tion of the de­le­ter­i­ous symp­toms that are ex­per­i­enced by people suf­fer­ing from these con­di­tions.

Over the past thirty years, I have treated hun­dreds and hun­dreds of people suf­fer­ing from colds and flu.

One area of great in­terest to me has been treat­ing elite ath­letes. They push the en­vel­ope to the ab­so­lute max­im­um and as such they can be vul­ner­able to colds and flu. Their im­mune sys­tems can be­come over­taxed as a res­ult of be­ing phys­ic­ally and men­tally ex­hausted through their in­tense train­ing and com­pet­i­tion re­gimes.

In a nut­shell, tra­di­tion­al Japanese acu­punc­ture is an in­cred­ibly power­ful tool if used at the on­set of colds and flu. This is based on my clin­ic­al ex­per­i­ence.

I have been work­ing with tri-athlete, Emma Snowsill, who was a Gold Medal win­ner at the Beijing Olympics and is try­ing to get healthy for the London Olympics in 2012. She came to our clin­ic with a sore throat and blocked nose and was feel­ing a bit leth­ar­gic and not able to train to her op­tim­um.

There is a spe­cific form of treat­ment that we use when this hap­pens. This is the very early on­set of the symp­toms, where the body’s im­munity is start­ing to drop, the en­ergy levels are start­ing to fall. She re­spon­ded mag­ni­fi­cently to treat­ment.

Now, Japanese acu­punc­ture treat­ment, es­pe­cially with the on­set of the flu, is in­cred­ibly gentle. Needles barely touch the skin, there is no deep needle pen­et­ra­tion what­so­ever and ab­so­lutely no pain – guar­an­teed! And the ef­fic­acy level in my clin­ic­al ex­per­i­ence, is tre­mend­ous and the strike rate is right up there.

I have worked with people from all walks of life, in­clud­ing Emma Snowsill. Others in­clude elite Australian Football League (AFL) play­ers who would come to me when they are start­ing to get sick. They un­der­stand that the ap­pro­pri­ate acu­punc­ture treat­ment at the right time will be enough for them to re­gen­er­ate and power up their im­munity and help them to main­tain the train­ing re­quired to per­form at the elite level.

And this ap­plies to all in­di­vidu­als, in­clud­ing house­wives and moth­ers who have to per­form at an elite level every­day. It makes it much more dif­fi­cult if they come down with the flu and the aches and all the symp­toms in­volved with that. In my ex­per­i­ence, these con­di­tions can be ef­fect­ively treated with the use of tra­di­tion­al Japanese acu­punc­ture.

If the per­son is un­able to make it to the clin­ic at the very earli­est stage, the colds and flu may set in. I have found that Japanese acu­punc­ture ex­ped­ites a fast re­cov­ery from colds and flu. I have had people come in with ad­vanced colds and flu and re­spond quickly to treat­ment.

Olympic Gold Medal swim­mer, Leisel Jones, comes to mind. Leisel came to me with colds and flu and suf­fer­ing from ter­rible si­nus­it­is and hor­rible ear­aches, which of course was a ter­rible situ­ation for her to be in when train­ing for the Olympic Games. I couldn’t think of a worse situ­ation for an elite swim­mer than to have an ear in­fec­tion. Two treat­ments later and the ear in­fec­tion was gone. Leisel had had three courses of an­ti­bi­ot­ics with no ef­fect.

This is the power of ju­di­cious tra­di­tion­al Japanese acu­punc­ture. I feel priv­ileged to be able to of­fer treat­ment for people suf­fer­ing from such a com­mon syn­drome. I en­cour­age you, if you have nev­er heard of Japanese acu­punc­ture be­ing used for colds and flu, please give it a go. It is very spe­cial and the side ef­fects are ac­tu­ally be­ne­fi­cial rather than de­le­ter­i­ous.

If you are suf­fer­ing from colds or flu, don’t hes­it­ate to call in­to our Gold Coast acu­punc­ture clin­ic: