Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Acupuncture Brisbane for Colds and Flu

  Acupuncture treatment for Colds and Flu with Acupuncturist Dr Ben Ludlow

Are you battling a Cold or Flu? Acupuncture has been treating them for over 2000 years!

There is a long history of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in treating common colds, flus and upper respiratory tract infections. What we refer to as a cold comes in many forms, some people feel very cold, while others have a fever, some experience congestion while others may report headache, sore throat or bodily aches and pains as the main symptoms. Acupuncture differentiates these symptoms to provide specific treatment for the nature of your cold.

Lingering cough? No problem. Acupuncture can restore your immune system to help you shake chronic recurring symptoms.

Want to beat the flu before it beats you? Acupuncture can improve immune function and condition; giving you the best chance to avoid getting sick in the first place!

How does Acupuncture work?

  • Acupuncture promotes a stronger immune response by increasing the circulation and permeability of white blood cells.
  • Acupuncture regulates the serotonin/melatonin cycle of the body which has been shown to benefit the immune system (as well as improving mood and sleep quality).
  • Acupuncture promotes the natural release of certain neuropeptides and neurotransmitters which have an effect on pain, immune response and white blood cell (and macrophage) proliferation.
  • Certain ancillary Chinese Medicine techniques (such as cupping, moxibustion and guasha) are used to warm deep layers of the body, promote sweating, break up and expel the congestion of a chesty cough….. depending on your presenting symptoms.
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine provides adjunct benefits to Acupuncture treatment as a natural alternative to cough medicines.

Start experiencing the benefits of Acupuncture!

Whether you:

  • Just woke up feeling you’re coming down with something
  • Have a chronic, lingering cold
  • Want to improve your immunity in preparation for flu season

Call us on 3366 7970 to book or discuss treamtent options. Or you can book online anytime

Our Acupuncturists

click here to read more about Juanita Fuchs, Acupuncturist at Vibe Natural Health, Brisbane

Links to further reading:

S.S. Ding, S.H. Hong, C. Wang, Y. Guo, Z.K. Wang, Y. Xu. 2013. Acupuncture modulates the neuro–endocrine–immune network. QJM – international Journal of Medicine, p 341-345 october, 2013. View online at




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