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Functional Health and Acupuncture Institute: Fight Cold and Flu season with Chinese Medicine.
Functional Health and Acupuncture Institute: Fight cold and flu season with Chinese Medicine.
If you live in the Cherry Hill/Haddonfield, NJ area and are worried about getting sick this winter, Functional Health and Acupuncture Institute will show you how to stay healthy. At FHAI we use time tested principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help you shift towards a higher state of health, balance and immune function.
Cold and flu season is around the corner. You are already hearing all the warnings.
When the dreaded season of doom drapes its black curtain over us, whatever you do, don’t come within sneezing distance of anybody, don’t even think about shaking anyone’s hand or otherwise engaging in bodily contact, and NEVER, EVER touch a doorknob, shopping cart, or any other object that might have possibly come into contact with any human at any point during its existence.
Buy into the hype and you’ll find yourself locked away in a dark room waiting for the hazmat team to give the “All Clear.” Time to get nervous, right? Wrong.
The reality is that more than germs making you sick, your body’s inability to fend off germs and foreign invaders is what results in you succumbing to illness.
Think about it… How is it possible that a family of 5 people living under the same roof can have completely different reactions during flu season? Assuming that everyone is exposed to the same germs and viruses, if the sickness were attributed completely to the virus, everyone would get sick and exhibit the same reaction and symptoms. What happens in reality is that one or two family members get ill while the others don’t. Clearly the issue is not the germs, but the body’s response to them.
Chances are the last time you got sick you were running yourself ragged; missing sleep, eating improperly, slacking on your nutrition, all stressed out from work, skipping your acupuncture sessions, and neglecting your workouts. This is a vicious pattern that many of us fall into and it’s one that weakens the body and allows germs to take hold.
Your best defense against the flu, colds, or any other germ-borne illness is not to drug yourself, but to bolster your internal defenses. You stand your best chance of being at your healthiest when you have an optimally functioning nervous system and immune response.
So come in for an acupuncture tune-up, keep your lifestyle habits in good order, and maintain a positive attitude. Do so, and those pesky little germs don’t stand a chance!