Chinese Herbs for Colds and Flus
From the acute common cold to the lingering hacking cough that seems to have become part of your life, Chinese herbal medicine can help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold and flu, shorten the course of disease, and prevent complications.
While many of these herbs are naturally antiviral and antibacterial, the diagnosis however is based on the overall symptoms of each person. For example, a person with lots of sputum will have a very different herbal treatment than a person with a dry hacking cough.
A customized herbal formula for each individual gives the practitioner the freedom of choosing what is most effective for each person and the advantage of fast measurable results.
Chinese herbal medicine works by boosting your immune system and eliminating whatever pathogens exist within your body. It also has the added benefit of no side effects, as often happens with antibiotics. In certain cases where antibiotics are definitely advisable, herbs can work in synergy with them, potentiating their effect and helping maintain a healthy gut flora.