Acupuncture and the Flu!

What Alternative and Complimentary Medicine has to offer?

To prevent a Flu or Common cold:

·         Guna-Flu Homeopathic remedy

·         Acupuncture

·         Chinese Herbs To Treat:

Guna-Flu Homeopathic remedy Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Formulas that have antiviral and antibacterial properties, and relieve symptoms (fever, cough or headache)To restore immune system after a disease:

Acupuncture Herbal tonics Proper dietary recommendations Nutritional supplements

How homeopathic Guna-Flu works?

The principle of homeopathy is that like shall be cured by like. In other words, a substance produces symptoms of illness in a well person when administered in large doses; if we administer the same substance in minute quantities, it will cure the disease in a sick person. The dose is small so that there is no danger of any long term side effects. Homeopathic remedies never have an issue with resistance.  This is because the remedies do not have any direct effect on the virus.  They just modify our body’s response to it by enabling our defense mechanism to a better recognition of what needs to be fought off.

Guna-Flu is a new generation remedy combining classic homeopathy with discoveries of modern medicine. It addresses not only symptoms of a disease but also introduces a proper immunologic response of the body.

According to Clinical research on 291 children between 3 and 6 years old on prevention of Flu, compare Guna-Flu versus standard Western Drugs: only 38% of the children included in the Guna-Flu (Omeogriphi®) Group fell ill with URI compared with 50% of those included in the Control Group. These percentages certainly illustrate that Guna-Flu has better preventive efficacy than Bacterial Lysates (conventional reference medicines).

Guna-Flu is effective for prevention and treatment.  How Acupuncture and Chinese herbs work?

Chinese medicine has successfully treated the cold and flu for thousands of years with Chinese herbs and acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture and Herbs helps to prevent the flu by simply strengthening the body’s immune system. Traditionally to decrease a susceptibility to a common cold or flu patients are seen four times a year, at the change of seasons, to increase immunity to the ever changing environment.

Prevention is the key to everything and Oriental Medicine is no different. You will benefit much more from being treated prior to the onset of flu symptoms. However, if symptoms due being to arise, then immediate treatment is imperative. The sooner treatment is received for flu-like symptoms the faster and more effective treatment is. Our treatment either stops the cold and flu within one to two days or significantly reduces symptoms and duration. Chinese medicine also helps resolve sinus congestion, sore throat and coughs. Studies have shown that certain blood counts and immune enhancing chemicals stay elevated for at least 3 days following an acupuncture treatment.

What Western Allopathic Medicine has to offer? 

To prevent a Flu or Common cold:

Hand WashFlu Vaccine- shot or oralTo Treat:

No medicine to kill a virusChemical drugs effects to suppress symptoms (fever, cough or headache)Antibiotics to treat bacterial complications such as Bronchitis, Pneumonia or Pleurisy.To restore immune system after a disease:

·         None

Is a Flu vaccine safe and effective?

Common thought: “Flu shots are like a religion. Questioning the efficacy of flu shots to ‘believers’ is seen as unreasonable and foolish.”

It takes about 9 months to make a vaccine!

Each winter scientists and researchers from the World Health Organization try to predict which strains of flu will circulate the following year. After officials select the three strains of flu virus that they think are most likely to be circulating during the next winter season (they picked the wrong ones last year), vaccine makers grow the viruses in fertilized chicken eggs, with 500,000 eggs per day (each examined by hand) for up to eight months.

Formaldehyde is used to inactivate the virus. It is a known cancer-causing agent. Aluminum is added to promote an antibody response. It is a neurotoxin that may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Other additives and adjuvants in the flu vaccine include Triton X-100 (a detergent), Polysorbate 80, carbolic acid, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), gelatin, and various antibiotics – neomycin, streptomycin, and gentamicin – that can cause allergic reactions in some people.

Two-thirds of the vaccines made for the 2008–09 flu season, 100 million of them, contain full-dose thimerosal, an organomercury compound, which is 49% mercury by weight. It is used to disinfect the vaccine. Each one of these 100 million flu shots contain 25 micrograms of mercury, 250 times more than the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit. Mercury is a neurotoxin, which has a toxicity level 1,000 times that of lead.

Mercury in vaccines has also been implicated as a cause of autism. Vaccine makers have now removed thimerosal from all childhood vaccines, except flu shots.

Three serious, acknowledged adverse reactions to the flu vaccine are joint inflammation and arthritis, anaphylactic shock (and other life-threatening allergic reactions), and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a paralytic autoimmune disease that fells people several weeks after their flu shot.

Last year was not a good year. A good rate of protection would be 70 percent. A CDC report says the efficacy rate of the 2009 vaccine was 44 percent.