Common cold – a self-explanatory name – is common to people of all ages and both sexes. Common cold is called flu, when taken more severe symptoms and becomes endemic to spread to a large number of people. We are prone to catch cold all year round, but more so during winter and spring time, especially with seasonal changes where temperature fluctuates in wide ranges throughout the day. Cold typically runs its own course until recovery, which may last anywhere from a week to three weeks, depending on its severity and one’s physical conditions.
That said, the duration and severity of symptoms can be remarkably reduced when acupuncture treatment is given at the beginning stage of cold. With proper treatment at early signs of cold, perhaps within the first day or two, it is not uncommon to see full recovery from cold within the next day or two. If you feel you have caught a cold, do not wait for acupuncture treatment. As is with most illnesses, time is of the essence. The sooner it is to receive treatment, the quicker it is for your body to recover.