Two Cold and Flu Remedies for this years’ flu

 Looking for easy cold and flu remedies?

Acupuncture in Portland and the Flu Season.  It sounds like a kids story doesn’t it.  Well, the story is that Flu season is definitely here. Everywhere I go I hear people coughing and hacking.  I have seen and treated many patients that are fighting it, and have had several last minute cancellations, due to patients just wanting to head home and go to bed.  We can offer two cold and flu remedies that are all natural.  One of them you can simply do at home.

This flu…..lasts and lasts…….

Depending on the patient I talk to, symptoms either start with a headache, or some start with a sore throat, and some just start right in the chest. End result, it appears to last and last.

Acupuncture is one remedy

The first treatment we can offer to alleviate the suffering is a combination of acupuncture and the Chinese herbs.  With that combination,  we can move the symptoms along, so it doesn’t last for the two or three weeks that many folks are reporting.  One example of treatment was, we saw this patient 3 days in a row, and also made an herbal formula for her. Using that protocol, she only experienced two nights of sleep interuption from coughing. Normally, she would take an over the counter cough syrup to suppress the coughing so she could rest. Unfortunately, for her, cough syrups cause nausea, to the point that she can’t take them. But after those two nights, she has been relatively cough free. That’s a pretty quick turn around; two days vs. two weeks. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider coming in for treatment and relief.

If you can’t make it in, then consider….. The Wet Sock Treatment.   It’s as effective as it is weird sounding.

The Wet Sock Treatment – DIY remedy


  • Take a pair of cotton socks and wet them thoroughly, then wring them out well.
  • Place socks in the freezer.
  • Soak feet in very hot water for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Dry feet and put the cold/frozen socks on.
  • Put a wool pair of socks on over the cotton socks.
  • Go to bed.
  • Socks will be dry in the morning, and your symptoms should start to abate.

cold and flu remedies

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